Hermann Frank is Head of the Research Institute for Family Business and associate professor at the Institute of Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. He is Associate Editor of Journal of Small Business Management and member of the editorial board of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. He received his PhD at Vienna University of Economics and Business and was visiting professor at Halmstad University, Sweden and University of Udine, Italy. His main research interests are Family Business and Corporate Entrepreneurship.
Hermann led the Austrian project team that examined the innovation management practices of small firms and was co-author of a chapter on the Austrian small firms innovation practices in conjunction with his colleagues Professors Christian Korunka and Manfred Lueger from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in the book Strategic Innovation in Small Firms: An International Analysis of Innovation and Strategic Decision Making in Small to Medium Enterprises, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, Northampton MA, USA.