University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Tom Schwarz, 2010 Co-host

Tom SchwarzTom Schwarz

Dr. Thomas V. Schwarz is currently Professor and Rick Muth Chair in Family Business at California State University, Fullerton. Previously, Tom served as Director of the Family Owned Business Institute and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is the founder of the FOBI Research Scholars Program – The FOBI Awards. Prior to joining Grand Valley in 2000, Tom worked in senior management and as Treasurer for a family owned manufacturing business and as an entrepreneur/owner of several other family firms. Tom was a tenured professor of finance at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has also held positions with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and in the futures industry in Chicago.

Tom previously served on the Body of Knowledge Committee of the Family Firm Institute and was the Research Program Co-Director for the Boston 2004 and the Chicago 2005 conferences. He is also a founding co-editor of the organization’s publication, the Family Firm Practitioner. He has also consulted for numerous firms and universities worldwide, including the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Tom’s research interests include international family business, entrepreneurship, and finance. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Finance, Family Business Review, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Small Business Strategy, The South East Journal of Asian Management, The International Small Business Journal, Journal of Asian Business, Journal of African Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, as well as others. He is co-editor of the recent release of an 11 volume set entitled Culturally-Sensitive Models of Family Business : A Compendium using the GLOBE Paradigm.

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