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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tenured full professors | Entrepreneurship & Family Business

Sascha Kraus


BZ E3.01
Faculty of Economics and Management
Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università, 1

Short bio

Sascha Kraus is Full Professor Entrepreneurship & Family Business at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. He holds a doctorate in Social and Economic Sciences from Klagenfurt University (AT), a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Helsinki University of Technology and a Habilitation (Venia Docendi) from Lappeenranta University of Technology (FIN). Before, he held Full Professor positions at Utrecht University (NL), the University of Liechtenstein, École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur Paris (FR), and at Durham University (UK). He also held Visiting Professor positions at Copenhagen Business School (DK) and at the University of St. Gallen (CH), and was EECPCL Participating Professor at Harvard University.


Business Administration

27044 · SECS-P/08 · L-33 Economics, Politics and Ethics · DE

Foundations of Entrepreneurship

25557 · SECS-P/08 · LM-77 Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 2022 · EN

Strategic Management and Digital Business

76407A · SECS-P/08 · L-31 Informatics and Management · DE

Main Research Areas

His main research areas are Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Family Business and Innovation. He is the author of more than 100 academic articles, being published in journals such as: Academy of Management Perspectives, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of World Business, Leadership Quarterly or Long Range Planning.


The leading German financial magazine "Wirtschaftswoche" lists Professor Kraus in its current ranking of all German-speaking business/management professors from 2022 for the second time in a row at position 2 in the category "Current research achievements", and for the first time in the top 10 in the category "Lifetime achievement".

In 2022 and 2023, Clarivate has ranked him among the world’s 100 most impactful researchers in Economics and Business by the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers Reports.

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