Professor Thierry Volery

Current Affiliation
Professor Thierry Volery
Research Associate CEMI
Professor University of St Gallen, Switzerland

Thierry Volery is a professor of entrepreneurship and Director of the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. From 1999 until 2002, he was a professor of entrepreneurship at the EM Lyon Business School, France. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in entrepreneurship and international business at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. Professor Volery serves on several editorial boards, including the International Small Business Journal, the Journal of Enterprising Culture, and the International Journal of Educational Management. He holds a doctorate in business economics and social sciences from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is the co-author of "Visionäre, die sich durchsetzen" (Orell Füssli, 2006) and “Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management: 3rd Pacific Rim Edition” (John Wiley & Sons, 2011).

Thierry has been a research associate of CEMI since its inception in 2003 and led the project team that examined innovation management practices of small firms in Switzerland for the book project, Strategic Management in Small Firms: An International Analysis of Innovation and Strategic Decision Making in Small to Medium Enterprises, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK, Northampton MA, USA.