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Persönliches Profil


Florian Zapkau is a Chaired Professor for international business with a special focus on SME internationalization at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). 

His research is at the intersections of internationalization and entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on small and medium-sized enterprises and young firms.

His work appears in academic journals such as the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, International Business Review, and Journal of Business Research. Prof. Zapkau is an Associate Editor for the Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research. In addition, he is an editorial review board member of the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of World Business, and Management Review Quarterly.

Florian Zapkau’s work has won several research awards. Examples include best paper awards at academic conferences, the “Best Paper Award” by the International Management section of the VHB (2019), and the “Best Reviewer Award” by the Journal of World Business (2020).


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Quantitative Research
  • Evidence-based Management
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management of SMEs
  • International Business