Alexander Keßler
19982023

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Research interests

Family Business

Entrepreneurship

Corporate Entrepreneurship

 

Short biography

Alexander Kessler is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Family Business and Head of the Research Institute for Family Business at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He received his doctorate (2001) and postdoctoral qualification/Habilitation (2008) from WU Vienna.

His research comprises family business and (corporate) entrepreneurship topics with current foci on innovation and digitalization in family businesses and the functioning and management of business families.

His work has been published in international scientific journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Journal of Family Business Management, and British Journal of Management. He is a member of the review board of Family Business Review and regularly reviews for journals including Journal of Family Business Strategy, Journal of Small Business Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Curriculum Vitae

Post Doctoral Qualification (Habilitation), Business Administration, WU Vienna

Award Date: 22 Dec 2008

Doctorate, Social and Economic Sciences, WU Vienna

Award Date: 31 Dec 2001

Master, Social and Economic Sciences, WU Vienna

Award Date: 25 Feb 1999

Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Business and Trade

Jul 2014Sept 2021

Researcher, Research Institute for Family Business

Jul 2014Sept 2021

University Assistant, Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

20022008

Contract Assistant, Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

19992001

Head, Research Institute for Family Business

Jan 2022 → …

Associate Professor, Management

Oct 2021 → …

External positions

Head of Master Program Entrepreneurship - Executive Management , Fachhochschule Wien der WKW

Jan 2013Jun 2014

Head of Competence Team for Entrepreneurship, Fachhochschule Wien der WKW

Jan 2009Jun 2014

Expertise

  • Family Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship