Torsten Pieper

CeFEO Affiliated Researcher
Associate Professor

University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte

Torsten M. Pieper is Associate Professor of Management in the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte. Before joining UNC Charlotte, he was an associate professor at Kennesaw State University, where he was Academic Director of the Doctor of Business Administration Program and Research Director for the Cox Family Enterprise Center.

Torsten is a board member of IFERA (International Family Enterprise Research Academy), the largest network association of family business researchers in the world, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Business Strategy (JFBS), the second-most-cited academic journal dedicated to the scientific study of family businesses, and among the top third of all management and business journals worldwide (2022 Impact Factor: 7.2).

Apart from his academic work, he is an Advisor with Generation6 Consulting, where he assists families in business and family offices on the topics of family cohesion, longevity, strategy and governance. Torsten earned his two Master of Science degrees from Saarland University, Germany, and EM LYON Business School, France and holds a Doctorate from EBS University of Business and Law in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.