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Thierry Volery

Professor Thierry Volery

Head of Discipline
Marketing (UWA Business School)

Contact details
Address
Marketing (UWA Business School)
The University of Western Australia (M263)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 1414
Fax
+61 8 6488 1004
Email
thierry.volery@uwa.edu.au
Biography
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.
Key research
New venture formation
Entrepreneurial behaviour
Entrepreneurship education
Entrepreneurship policy
Small business management and policy
Publications
Refereed journal articles:

Volery, T. & Mazzarol, T. (2015), The Evolution of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Field: A Bibliometric Investigation of the Articles Published in the ISBJ, International Small Business Journal, 33(4): 374–396.

Wickart, R. & Volery, T. (2015), Strategische Sicherung des Fremdkapitalzugangs durch eine vertrauensvolle Bankbeziehung, Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship, Heft 63(2), S. 99 – 127

Volery, T., Müller, S. & von Siemens, B. (2015), Entrepreneurs’ ambidexterity: A study of entrepreneurs’ behaviours and competencies in growth-oriented SMEs, International Small Business Journal. 33(2): 109–129.

Thuy H.D., Mazzarol, T., Volery, T. and Reboud, S. (2014), Predicting anticipated rent from innovation commercialisation in SMEs, European Journal of Innovation Management, 17(2): 183-208.

Lorz, M., Müller, S. & Volery, T. (2013), Entrepreneurship education: A systematic review of methods in impact studies, Journal of Enterprising Culture, 21(2): 123-151.

Volery, T., Müller, S., Oser, F., Naepflin, C. & del Rey, N. (2013), The impact of entrepreneurship education on human capital at upper-secondary level, Journal of Small Business Management, 51(3): 429–446.

Müller, S., Volery, T. & von Siemens, B. (2012), What Do Entrepreneurs Actually Do? An Observational Study of Entrepreneurs’ Everyday Behavior in the Start-up and Growth Stages, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 36(5): 995-1017.

Oser, F. & Volery, T. (2012), Sense of failure and sense of success among entrepreneurs: The identification and promotion of neglected twin entrepreneurial competencies, Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 4(1): 27-44.

Mazzarol, T., Reboud, S. & Volery, T. (2010), The Influence of Size, Age and Growth on Innovation Management in Small Firms, International Journal of Technology Management, 52(1/2): 98-117.

Volery, T. & Pullich, J. (2010), Healthy entrepreneurs for healthy businesses: An exploratory study of the perception of health and well-Being by entrepreneurs, New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 35(1): 4-16.

Bergmann, H. & Volery, T. (2009), Interorganisationales Vertrauen in strategisch wichtigen Zulieferbeziehungen – Eine Untersuchung mittelgrosser Unternehmen in der Schweiz, Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (ZfB), 6, S. 43-65

Khadjavi, K. & Volery, T. (2009), Wertmanagement in mittelständischen Unternehmen, Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship, 57(1): 27-52.

Volery, T. & Gundolf, K. (2008), Développements récents de la recherche germanophone en entrepreneuriat et PME - Une Analyse des articles parus de 1997 à 2006, Revue Internationale PME, 21(3/4): 25.42

Müller, S. & Volery, T. (2008), Fallstudien schreibt man nicht am grünen Tisch, Das Hochschulwesen , 56(6): 186-191

Volery, T. (2002), An entrepreneur commercialises conservation: The case of Earth Sanctuaries Ltd., Greener Management International, 38: 109-116.

Evans, D. & Volery, T. (2001), Online business development services for entrepreneurs: An exploratory study, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 13(4): 333-350. (B journal in ABDC list)

Volery, T. (2001), Online education: An exploratory study into critical success factors, Journal of Educational Computing Research, 24(1): 77-92

Volery, T. (2000), Kreativität, Innovation und Unternehmertum: Zur Rolle des Wissens und der sozialen Vernetzung, IGA – Internationales Gewerbearchiv, 3: 147-164.

Volery, T. & Lord, D. (2000), Critical success factors in online education, International Journal of Educational Management, 14(5): 216-223.

Mazzarol, T., Volery, T., Doss, N. & Thein, V. (1999), Factors influencing small business start-ups: An empirical analysis and comparison with previous research, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 5(2): 48-63.

Volery, T. (1998), Critical factors in relationship marketing: The Case of Swiss small and medium-sized enterprises, Journal of International Marketing and Exporting, 3(2): 85-93.

Volery, T. & Mensik, S. (1998), The role of trust in creating effective alliances: A managerial perspective, Journal of Business Ethics, 17(9/10): 987-994.

Volery, T., Mazzarol,T., Doss, N. & Thein, V. (1997), Triggers and barriers affecting entrepreneurial intentionality: The case of Western Australian nascent entrepreneurs, Journal of Enterprising Culture, 5(3): 273-291.

Books:

Fueglistaller, U., Mueller, C., Mueller, S. & Volery, T. (2016), Entrepreneurship: Modelle, Umsetzung, Perspektiven, 3. Auflage, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden (1. Auflage: 2004; 2. Auflage: 2008; 3. Auflage: 2012)

Schaper, M., Volery, T., Weber, P. & Gibson, B. (2014), Entrepreneurship and Small Business: A Pacific Rim Perspective, 4th edition, John Wiley, Milton. (3rd edition co-authored with Michael Schaper and Paull Weber, published in 2011; 2nd edition co-authored with M. Schaper, published in 2007; 1st edition co-authored with M. Schaper, published in 2004). Over 25,000 copies of this book have been sold since its first launch in 2004.

Oser, F. & Volery, T. (2014), 50 Start-up Kompetenzen: Unternehmerisches Können für Lernende der Sekundarstufe II, hep Verlag, Bern.

Müller, S., Oser, F., Volery, T. & del Rey, N. (2014), Entrepreneurship in der Sekundarstufe II: Handbuch und Arbeitsmaterialien, hep Verlag, Bern.

Volery, T. & Muellner, E. (2006), Visionäre, die sich durchsetzen, Orell Füssli, Zürich

Book chapters:

Volery, T., Oser, F., Mueller, S., Näpflin C. and del Rey, N. (2014), Can entrepreneurship be taught to vocational students? An intervention study, in Susanne Weber et al. (Eds.), Becoming an Entrepreneur, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 161-176.

Volery, T. (2011), The situation in Switzerland. In Mazzarol, T. and Reboud, S. (eds), Strategic Innovation in Small Firms - An International Analysis of Innovation and Strategic Decision Making in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, p. 277-294.

Volery, T. & Hackl, V. (2010), The promise of social franchising as a model to achieve social goals, in Fayolle, A. and Matlay, H. (eds), Handbook of Research on Social Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, p. 155-179.

Volery, T. (2008), Managing the challenges of globalization: Evidence from Swiss small and medium-sized enterprises, in Dana, L. et al. (eds), Handbook of Research on European Business and Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, p. 636-646.

Volery, T. and Gundolf, K, (2008), Entwicklungen in der deutschsprachigen Entrepreneurship und KMU - Forschung: eine Artikelanalyse von 1997 bis 2006, in Kraus K. & Gundolf K (eds), Stand und Perspektiven der deutschsprachigen Entrepreneurship - und KMU - Forschung, 2008, Ibidem Verlag, Hannover/Stuttgart, S. 65-78

Volery, T. (2007), NovoGel (case), in Cooney, T. & Moore, R. (eds), European Cases in Entrepreneurship, Blackhall Publishing, Dublin, pp. 35-45.

Volery, T. (2007), Ethnic entrepreneurship: A theoretical framework, in Dana, L.P. (ed.), Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 30-41.

Volery, T. & Jakl, M. (2006), Chancen und Problemfelder der Internationalisierung für KMU, in Kailer, N. und Pernsteiner, H. (Hrg), Wachstumsmanagement für Mittel- und Kleinbetriebe, Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin, 2006, pp. 1-18

Volery, T. (2006), Technologien und Ressourcen-Chancen evaluieren und nutzen, in Krüger, W., Klippstein, G., Merk, R., und Wittberg V. (Hrg), Praxisnah des Mittelstands, Gabler, Wiesbaden, pp. 249-260.

Volery, T. (2005), Earth Sanctuaries Limited: An entrepreneur commercialises conservation, in Schaper, M. (ed.), Making Ecopreneurs: Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 214-223.

Volery, T. (2004), On field research methods for theory building and testing, in Dana, L.P. (ed.), Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 781-792.

Volery, T. (2000), Linking creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship: The role of knowledge and social networks, in E. Brauchlin and H. Pichler (Eds.), Unternehmer und Unternehmensperspektiven für Klein- und Mittelunternehmen, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, St. Gallen, pp. 333-347.
Funding received
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)
Industrial relevance
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.
Languages
Fluency in English, French and German both spoken and written
Memberships
Academy of Management
Honours and awards
Best theoretical paper award at the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) 56th World Conference, Stockholm, 15-18 June 2011
3rd Prize European Council for Small Business (ECSB) case study competition 2008 for the case study "ProBiotec"
1st Prize European Fondation dor Management Development (EFMD) case study competition 2006, category Entrepreneurship, for the case study "Novogel"
1st Prize European Council for Small Business(ECSB) case study competition 2004 for the case study "First Catering"
Best paper award at the XV IASP World Conference on Science & Technology Parks, Perth, 18-23 October 1998 (with Samir Chatterjee)
Previous positions
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
Teaching
Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Small Business Management
Current external positions
Visiting Professor, University of St. Gallen
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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