Franz W. Kellermanns

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Academic Director, DBA Program; Distinguished Professor and Addison H. & Gertrude C. Reese Endowed Chair
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Franz W. Kellermanns is the Addison H. & Gertrude C. Reese Endowed Chair in International Business and Professor of Management in the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. He holds a joint appointment with the Center for Family Business at the WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. In a world-wide study, he was ranked 13th amongst the leading contribution authors in entrepreneurship research (JSBM, 2018).  His research interests include international business, strategy process and entrepreneurship with a focus on family business research. He is an editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and former associate editor of Family Business Review. He has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals, such as Organization ScienceJournal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and PracticeFamily Business ReviewAcademy of Management Learning and Education, etc. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Business VenturingJournal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Group and Organization Management, Family Business Review, Journal of Family Business Strategy and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. His most recent co-edited books are “Innovating Strategy Process" and the “Family Business Companion.”


Ph.D. University of Connecticut
M.B.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Dipl.-Kfm. Gerhard Mercator Universität, Germany


International business
Strategy process
Entrepreneurship with a focus on family business


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