Markus Fitza's is a Professor for Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Before joining the Frankfurt School he was an Assistant Professor of Management at Texas A&M University. He has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford, the University of Newcastle (Australia) and the University of Sydney.
He conducts research in the areas of strategy, corporate governance and entrepreneurship. Professor Fitza’s work has been published in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies and the Proceedings of the Royal Society. His interests span multiple disciplines and his research has been cited by scholars in management, economics, sociology, finance and biology. It has also been featured in a variety of media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, USA Today, NBC, der Kurier, die Wirtschaftswoche, the Guardian and the Independent.
Professor Fitza holds a Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MBA from the University of Oxford and a Master in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He taught business strategy, innovation management and entrepreneurship to undergraduate, graduate and executive audiences in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.
In addition to his academic career he worked in various start-ups, and as a board member.