Christian Felzensztein appointed President of the Reh family at Clarkson University


Christian Felzensztein has been appointed David D. Reh Family Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Professor at Clarkson University.

The Reh Family Endowed Chair leads Clarkson’s nationally ranked entrepreneurship program and collaborates with the institution’s faculty in the study of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Felzensztein has over 20 years of experience in business, education, research and consulting on four continents.

His multidisciplinary research has practical impact for managers and decision-makers. He has done expert work on internationalization, strategy and entrepreneurship for the European Parliament in Brussels, the Center for Strategy & Evaluation Services in London and has advised small businesses, universities, incubators and governments in various countries. He has also collaborated with various start-ups and entrepreneurial ecosystems in New Zealand, Europe and Latin America.

Felzensztein has received $ 2.5 million in external research funding from organizations such as the regional government of Spain; Massey University, New Zealand; Conicyt Research Council, Chile; Loughborough University, UK; Erasmus + EU; EU Eurofound, Fondecyt Chile; Conicyt & World Bank; and the Research Council of Norway.

His more than 70 publications appear in leading journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Long Range Planning, International Business Review, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Small Business Management and Journal of Business Research, among others.

Felzensztein is associate editor of Multidisciplinary Business Review and Journal of Global Entrepreneurship and former associate editor of Industrial Marketing Management. He has been guest editor of the Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Industrial Marketing Management and Academia, Latin American Journal; and as a reviewer of the Journal of Small Business Management, International Business Review and Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, among others.

He was president of the International Conference on Entrepreneurship at McGill University; founding president of the Global Entrepreneurship Conference in London, UK.

Felzensztein’s previous experience includes working with elite private business schools in Europe (Spain, Monaco and France). Previously, he was Dean of the Chair of Strategy at Massey University in New Zealand, leading new internationalization and research efforts; Founding Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Development Center at Kingston University in London, UK; and visiting professor at leading institutions in Australia, Canada, Asia and Europe, including ESSEC Business School in Paris.

His international work experience is complemented by previous positions as Founder-Director of the Research Center for International Competitiveness at Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI) in Latin America, Director of the Graduate School of Business at Universidad Austral in Chile, researcher at Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, UK; and founder and director of two consulting firms in Latin America and Europe.

Felzensztein obtained his doctorate. in Marketing / Entrepreneurship and MSc in International Marketing / Business from the University of Strathclyde in the UK, his MBA and BSc in Business and Economics from Universidad Austral, and his postgraduate degree in Economic Development and entrepreneurship from the Weitz Center for Development Studies in Israel.


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