Dr. Frank Halter studied at the University of St. Gallen and at HEC Genève, graduating in business administration with a lic.oec. HSG, and then completed his doctorate at the European Business School, graduating with Dr.rer.pol. He is the owner of f-halter gmbh and the initiator of the St.Gallen Succession Model (sgnafo-modell.ch). He is also involved as a speaker in the field of succession.
His main topics are business succession, complexity and dynamics in family businesses, SME leadership and entrepreneurship, which are further developed in the context of his research, teaching, training and consulting activities. For practitioners, it is worth taking a look at sgnafo-praxis.ch.
Mattias Nordqvist is a Full Professor in Business Administration at the House of Innovation (HOI), Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Mattias teaching, research and outreach activities concentrate on entrepreneurship, strategic renewal and governance in private companies, in particular, family businesses. He also publishes in various journals, e.g. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review and Strategic Organization.
Mattias Nordqvist was at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) until the end of 2019 where he was the Director of Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO), Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and the Hamrin International Professor of Family Business. He served as a Co-director for a large global applied research project on family entrepreneurship (The Global STEP Project) at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson College where he was also a visiting professor.
Mattias Nordqvist and Thomas Zellweger focus on transgenerational entrepreneurship in family businesses. Linkedin-Profil
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sieger is Associate Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship at the University of Bern. Before, he was Assistant Professor for Family Business at the University of St.Gallen, where he has also completed his PhD in 2011 and his habilitation in 2016. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Bergamo in Italy in 2015 and at the Jonkoping International Business School in Sweden in 2013, as well as Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University in the US in 2012. His main research and teaching interests in the context of entrepreneurship and family firms are strategic, corporate, and nascent entrepreneurship, long-term success, as well as succession. His works have been published in leading international journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Family Business Review. Philipp Sieger and the CFB-HSG collaborate mainly in the GUESSS project.