Christoph (‘Chris’) Zott is professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship. His current research centers on resource management in entrepreneurial firms, including areas such as the design of business models that combine the resources of entrepreneurial firms with those of suppliers, customers, and partners; the acquisition and mobilization of resources through entrepreneurs’ symbolic management and affective influence actions; and the deployment of resources through dynamic capabilities.
Prof. Zott has published on these topics in the Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal, as well as in other research outlets and books. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Business Venturing, as well as an associate editor for the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He also serves in the leadership Team of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.
Prof. Zott teaches courses on entrepreneurship and private equity at MBA, EMBA and Executive Education levels. He also consults for growth ventures, as well as larger firms interested in entrepreneurial leadership. He holds graduate degrees with distinction in industrial engineering from Universität Karlsruhe (Germany) and Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France). He received his Ph.D. in commerce and business administration from the University of British Columbia (Canada).