Faculty Profile

Dr. Torsten Pieper

Dr. Torsten Pieper

Associate Professor
Management & Entrepreneurship
  • PhD - European Business School (Germany)
  • MS - University of Saarland (Germany)
  • MS - EM LYON Business School (France)
  • BS - University of Saarland (Germany)
  • Other - A-levels - Gymnasium Dillingen
tpieper@kennesaw.edu
470-578-6724
KSU Center 418

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Research Interest
  • Family Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation Design
Teaching Areas
  • Family Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Management
Publications
  • The persistence of multi-family firms: Founder imprinting, simple rules, and monitoring processes
  • CEO tenure and entrepreneurial orientation within family versus nonfamily firms
  • Work-family issues in family business - Pertinent aspects and opportunities for future research
  • Exploring the effect of distinct family firm reputation on consumers’ preferences
Presentations
  • Academy of Management 2015 Annual Meeting - Nurturing scholars new to Family Entrepreneurship: A paper development PDW
  • GACC Breakfast Meeting Series - How to build strong families and lasting legacies
  • 6th Annual AmCham Business Day - Myths and realities about family business
  • Supporting Sustainable Economic Development through Transatlantic and Transpacific Economic Policy Cooperation – Regional Perspectives - Workshop - Entrepreneurship: What business model creates future wealth?
  • Strategic Management Society – 2014 Annual Meeting, Family Business Extension Conference - New approaches for studying strategy in family and business
Awards and Honors
  • 2012 Best Reviewer Award, IFERA 12th Annual World Family Business Research Conference - Best conference reviewer among 350 family business scholars from over 40 countries. - June
  • 2010 FOBI Research Award - Award and grant (5K US $) for a research project on family business titeld ''Toward a theory of accountability in family business" together with professors Mero and Guidice. - April
  • 2008 FOBI Research Award - Award and grant (5K US $) for a research project on family business titeld 'Family ties: For love or money' together with professors Ackert, Astrachan, and Gillette. - April
  • 2008 AMHCR Best Paper Award - For a paper titled 'Family businesses in the healthcare sector' co-authored with professors Hair and Astrachan (both KSU). - February
  • 2007 FERC Best Paper Honorable Mention Award - For a paper titled 'A model for the impact of financial and emotional value on owner commitment to businesses' co-authored with professor Jaskiewicz - April