Dr. Kellermanns' research interests include strategy process and entrepreneurship with a focus on family business research.
Franz W. Kellermanns is the Addison H. & Gertrude C. Reese Endowed Chair in International Business und Professor of Management at the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Prior to his move to the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, he held positions as Full and Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee and as Associate and Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. He holds a joint appointment with the INTES Center at the WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany). He received his PhD from the University of Connecticut. His research interests include international business, strategy process and entrepreneurship with a focus on family business research. He is an Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and former Associate Editor of Family Business Review. He has published in journals such as Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Academy of Management Learning and Education, etc. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Family Business Review, Journal of Family Business Strategy and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He is a co-editor of the recent books “Handbook of Strategy Process Research” and "Innovating Strategy Process."