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
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 and Politics / Business Regulation / Global Governance
    • Sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Strategic Management
    • Corporate Political Activities / Stakeholder Management
    • International Business / Globalization
  • 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.