Thierry Volery is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Head of the Marketing Discipline at the University of Western Australia Business School. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. From 2002 until 2016, he was a Professor at the University of St. Gallen and Director of the Swiss Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He was previously a Professor of entrepreneurship at the EM Lyon Business School, France, and a Senior Lecturer in entrepreneurship and international business at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.
Professor Volery served on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Small Business Management, 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), “Entrepreneurship: Modelle, Umsetzung, Perspektiven” (Gabler Verlag, 2012), and “Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management: 4th Pacific Rim Edition” (John Wiley & Sons, 2014).
His research interests include entrepreneurial behaviour, new venture formation, and entrepreneurship education.
Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI (2014-2015), Self-regulatory theory in entrepreneurship: Development and validation of an entrepreneurial promotion and prevention scale; joint project with Prof. Oser, University of Fribourg: CHF 234,000 (A$ 310,000). Project leader: Prof. Thierry Volery
Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI (2012-2013), Sense of success and sense of failure in entrepreneurship: Concept definition and explorative study; joint project with Prof. Oser, University of Fribourg: CHF 169,130 (A$ 227,000). Project leader: Prof. Thierry Volery
Swiss Federal Office for Technology and Vocational Training (2009-2012), Intervention study to develop entrepreneurship education at upper-secondary level; joint project with Prof. Oser, University of Fribourg: CHF 432,964 (A$ 580,000)
Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation, various projects (2006-2011): over CHF 150,000 (A$ 200,000)
Ernst & Young, various projects (2005-2009): over CHF 120,000 (A$ 160,000)
Swiss National Science Foundation (1995 -1996): CHF 37,000 (A$ 49,000)
Professor of Entrepreneurship (April 2002 - January 2016), University of St Gallen, Switzerland, and Director of the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management (September 1999 – March 2002), EM Lyon Business School, France
Senior Lecturer (1999) and Lecturer (1996 – 1998) in Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Business Research Methods, School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
Visiting Fellow (March 1995 - February 1996), School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. Post-doctoral scholarship from the Swiss National Science Foundation
Research and teaching assistant (January 1992 - February 1995) of Prof. Paul H. Dembinski, International Business Strategy and Finance, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
He has conducted research and consulting projects with various organizations, including OSEC Business Network Switzerland, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Vinci Capital and Ernst & Young.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Small Business Management
New venture formation
Small business management and policy
Fluency in English
French and German both spoken and written