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Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action:
Decision-making, Education, Governance and Management, Innovation, Leadership, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting, Strategic Planning, Strategic Resource Allocation, Trends and Challenges

<p>Thomas Straub is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, School of Business Administration Fribourg, Switzerland. At the same time he is Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest, department Chair of UNESCO, Rumania. Furthermore he is teaching as a Visiting Professor (Charg&eacute; de Cours) and is Director of the Diploma of Advanced Studies &ldquo;Gestion et management dans les organismes sans but lucratif&rdquo; and the Certificate of Advanced Studies &ldquo;Modern Management for NPOs&rdquo; at HEC, University of Geneva. He contributed to the establishment of the Competence Center for Corporate and Business Development at the University of Applied Science in Bern and was the director. Professor Straub&#39;s research interests include strategic management and organizational behaviour with a particular focus on Corporate and Social Entrepreneurship and Performance-Management. He is leading R&amp;D projects at national and international level (e.g. Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Swiss Development Agency (SDC)). He published three books &quot;Reasons for frequent failure in M&amp;A&quot; with Gabler Wissenschaft (DUV) in 2007, &ldquo;More than Bricks in the Wall: Organizational Perspectives for Sustainable Success&rdquo; with Gabler in 2010 and &ldquo;Einf&uuml;hrung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre&rdquo; (Engl: Basics of Management) with Pearson in 2011. He is member of the board of the Swiss Association of Organization and Management (ASO) and a member of the scientific board of the Executive Program &quot;Strategic Development and Management of Humanitarian Action&quot; of CERAH and the Graduate Insitute of the University of Geneva. He works as an independent consultant for the Private and the Non Profit sector as well as for the United Nations. Professor Straub has a Ph.D. in economic and social science from HEC, University of Geneva, Switzerland.</p>