Institute of Management
Director, Institute of Management
Ph.D., University of Geneva
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+41 22 379 90 03
Thomas Straub is Professor for International Management & Director of the Executive Education at the Faculty GSEM of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Thomas has full responsibility for the management of the comprehensive executive education activities with more than 700 participants in more than 25 EMBA, MAS, DAS, and CAS programs. At the same time he is Permanent Visiting Professor and President of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO department at the University of Bucharest, Rumania.
Thomas' research interests include international and strategic management as well as organizational development with a particular focus on Corporate and Social Entrepreneurship and Performance-Management. He is leading R&D projects at national and international level (e.g. Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and Swiss Development Agency (SDC). He published several books, e.g. "Reasons for frequent failure in M&A" with Gabler Wissenschaft (DUV) in 2007, “More than Bricks in the Wall: Organizational Perspectives for Sustainable Success” with Gabler Springer in 2010 and “Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre” (Engl: Basics of Management) with Pearson 2nd Edition in 2015.
For many years he was member of the board of the Swiss Association of Organization and Management (ASO). Professor Straub has a Ph.D. in economic and social science from HEC (now GSEM), University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Research & publications
Schwenger D./Straub T./Borzillo S. (2014) Non-governmental organizations: strategic management for a competitive world, Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 35 Iss: 4, pp.11 – 19.