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Field of Expertise «Family Business and Succession»

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger

Thomas Zellweger on the university's research platform «Alexandria»

Researchers:

Christine Scheef

Prof. Dr.

Assistant Professor, project manager

CFB-HSG
Büro 1-348
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

Mateja Andric

M.A. HSG

Research associate

KMU-HSG
Büro 1-352
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

Marie Klein

M.Sc.

Research associate

KMU-HSG/ CFB-HSG
Büro 1-354
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St Gallen

Sebastian Sigg

M.Sc.

Research associate

KMU-HSG, CFB-HSG
Büro 1-352
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St Gallen

Anna Paulina Schröder

Research associate

KMU-HSG / CFB-HSG
Büro 1-354
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St Gallen

Focus

We focus to research key questions in the management of family firms. We are especially interested in the following core topics: Strategic management, Entrepreneurship and innovation, Succession, Governance.

Tools & Insights

We regularly publish our work in the leading management journals and present it at international conferences (e.g., AOM, TOFE, FERC, and IFERA). We organize company workshops and outreach activities for entrepreneurs, business owning families and service providers. We develop practitioner tools such as the Global Family Business Index and the Family Business Navigator. We also serve on editorial boards of leading academic journals and actively contribute to the academic community via peer reviewing.

Tools

   

  

  

The Global Family Business Index comprises the largest 500 family firms around the globe. It provides impressive evidence of the economic power and relevance of family firms in the world. www.familybusinessindex.com

 

Family Business Navigator  

The Family Business Navigator reveals the typical opportunities and potential challenges of your family business. It can be used as a benchmark for your own analysis and points at measures that secure the long-term success of your business. www.familybusinessnavigator.com

 

 


 

Textbooks

   
Family Business Index  

This innovative textbook “Managing the family business – Theory and Practice” covers the most important managerial challenges facing family businesses. It is research-based and includes theory and practice along with concepts, cases and reflection questions to illustrate the key topics.

 

Das St.Galler Nachfolge-Modell  

The St.Galler Nachfolge-Modell Frank Halter/ Ralf Schröder is a framework concept for planning, designing and implementing company succession.

 

Key publications

Impact und Transfer 

Teaching at HSG

 

 

Executive Education

 

 

Dialogue Groups

 

 

Social Media

Wissensbank: Thomas Zellweger über «Unternehmensnachfolge»

#2minutes: Josh Hsueh on the effects of family business on entrepreneurs

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