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Dr. Oliver Thomas

Dr. Oliver Thomas

Dr. Oliver Thomas

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Department General Management
St.-Georgen-Platz 2
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 46 55

Personal profile

Management role

dep. Programme Director, MSc Business Administration - Major Marketing

Position at the ZHAW

Lecturer in Research Design, Entrepreneurship, International Marketing, Negotiation Management and Strategic Management
Academic research in the field of Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Expertise and research interests

Research focus: cognitive psychology in entrepreneurship and marketing.
Expertise: Corporate strategy, corporate governance, start-up financing, quantitative research

Educational background

- PhD (magna cum laude) at Philipps University Marburg, dissertation topic: New Venture Creation: The Role of Cognitive Bias and Entrepreneurship Education
- Master (M.Sc.) in Management at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (with study abroad at Universidad del Pacifico, Ecuador)
- Bachelor (B.A.) in German-Latin American Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences Münster (double degree with Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica)
- Banking Specialization, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Professional milestones

since 2018 Senior lecturer at ZHAW
2014-2018 Lecturer, Münster University of Applied Sciences
2011-2014 Project Manager/Managing Director for South America, German Cooperative Banking Association
1997-2005 Various positions (credit analyst, corporate client advisor) in the banking sector


Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Oral conference contributions and abstracts