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Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre Foundations of Business Administration and Theories of the Firm

Prof. Dr. Florian Überbacher

Florian Überbacher

Associate Professor, Montpellier Business School
Email: f.ueberbacher<at>

Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 193 KB)


Short Bio

since 2021 Associate Professor of Management (with tenure), Montpellier Business School


Senior Research Fellow: Chair for Foundations of Business Adminstration and Theories of the Firm, University of Zurich
since 2013 Lecturer: School of Management, University of St. Gallen
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Lucerne

PhD in Management, University of St. Gallen (summa cum laude)
(Peter Werhahn Award 2013 for the University of St. Gallen's best PhD thesis in business administration)

Research Associate, Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen
2008 M.A. in Business and Social Sciences, University of Innsbruck (with distinction)
Teaching Assistant, Institute of Organization and Learning, University of Innsbruck

  Fields of Research

  • Business and Society
    • Business regulation
    • Business-government-relations
  • International Management
    • The political environment of international business
    • Globalization and global governance
  • Organization Theory
    • Institutional theories of organizations
    • Theories of organizational power and influence

Recent publications (selected):

  • Ueberbacher, F., Scherer, A. G. 2019. Indirect Compellence and Institutional Change: U.S. Extraterritorial Law Enforcement and the Erosion of Swiss Banking Secrecy. Administrative Science Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • Ueberbacher, F., Jacobs, C. D., & Cornelissen, J.P. 2015. How Entrepreneurs become Skilled Cultural Operators. Organization Studies, 36(7): 925-951. (A study about corporate entry into the public sector outsourcing market)
  • Ueberbacher, F. 2014. Legitimation of New Ventures: A Review and Research Programme. Journal of Management Studies, 51(4): 667-698.