Calabrò, Andrea (Prof. Ph.D.)

Senior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow

Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 50
58448 Witten
Telephone: +49 2302 926 515
Fax: +49 2302 926 555

Professor Calabrò has successfully and with distinction concluded his Bachelor and Master studies (2005) in Business Administration. Subsequently, he started his PhD in the field of management and governance at “Tor Vergata” University, Rome. Besides, Professor Calabrò was considerably involved in teaching at the university. Through research periods at BI Norwegian School of Management he finally received the European PhD (Summa cum Laude) in 2010. This doctorate demands a strong international orientation of its doctoral candidates. Parallel to his PhD he wrote already significant parts of his habilitation thesis. From April to September 2011 Professor Calabrò worked as deputy chair at the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU). From October 2011 until October 2017 he had a full professorship and owned the WIFU-Foundation Chair for Business Administration and Family Entrepreneurship. Since he accepted a position at IPAG Business School (Nizza, France) he still is a Senior Research Fellow at WIFU.

His major research interests are governance mechanisms of family businesses, especially the role of the supervisory board, supplementary formal and informal governance questions in small and medium-sized family enterprises, the process of internationalisation of small and medium-sized family businesses and governance mechanisms in public service organisations. He is author of numerous publications in international journals as e.g. Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management and Governance, International Journal of Public Administration, International Journal of Globalization and Small Business.

Major research interests:

  • Governance mechanisms of family businesses
  • Processes of internationalisation in small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Paternalistic relations between the founder and the successor generation of family businesses
  • External management and professionalization of family businesses
  • Women in Management Board positions of family enterprises

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