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Freie Universität Bozen

Forschungsassistenten (AR) | Internationalization of family firms

Francesco Debellis

Short bio

Francesco is a postdoctoral researcher at the Unibz Centre for Family Business Management. After having worked as business consultant advising several Italian SMEs, he got his PhD in Management at LUM University (Italy) in 2018. During his Ph.D. he spent one and half year as visiting researcher at CIBUL (Centre for International Business at University of Leeds, UK). He also earned research experience during visiting scholarships at the Witten Institute for Family Businesses (Germany), Henley Business School (UK), Old Dominion University (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). His research focuses on governance and internationalization of family firms. He has recently published in JIM and has been awarded for the EIBA 2019 best paper in International Entrepreneurship.


Family Business, Internationalization, Board of directors, Strategic alliances