Dr. Florian Überbacher


Short Bio

since 2015 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
2012-
2014
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Lucerne
2013

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)

2008-
2012
Research Associate, Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen
2008 M.A. in Business and Social Sciences, University of Innsbruck (with distinction)
2007-
2008
Teaching Assistant, Institute of Organization and Learning, University of Innsbruck

  Fields of Research

  • Business and Society
    • Business and Politics / Business‐Government‐Relations
    • Business Regulation / Transnational Governance
  • Strategic Management
    • Corporate Political Activities
    • Stakeholder Management
  • Organization Theory
    • Neo-Institutional Theory (Institutions and Institutional Change)
    • Theories of 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.