Chittima Silberzahn

Chittima Silberzahn is currently a PhD candidate at EMLYON Business School. Her thesis focuses on motivation on decision making of CEOs when approaching retirement.

Before joining the PhD program, she had worked in the Strategic Planning department of the third largest bank in Thailand. In France, she had worked as a research associate at INSEAD.

Research Interest

Corporate governance

CEOs’ strategic decision



International Strategy


> Formation

CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst level 1 & 2

MBA, International University of Japan, Japan, 1997

Bachelor of Science in Statistics, concentration on electronic data processing, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 1993

> Publications


SILBERZAHN Chittima (2014). Self-Sacrifice until the Last Moment: CEO Career Horizon, Loyalty, and Strategic Decisions, Strategic Management Society (SMS) 34th Annual International Conference, Madrid, September 2014.

SILBERZAHN Chittima, GOMEZ Pierre-Yves (2014). CEO Career Horizon, Economic Rationale, and Psychological Characteristics: An Integrative Framework, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference, Copenhagen, June 2014.

SILBERZAHN Chittima, GOMEZ Pierre-Yves (2014). Psychological dimension as a complement perspective to understand the strategic motivation of near-retirement CEOs, AIMS, Rennes, May 2014.

SILBERZAHN Chittima (2013). Risk averse or risk willing? Aspiration as a determinant of risk decision behavior for CEOs with short career horizon, Strategic Management Society (SMS) 33rd Annual International Conference, Atlanta, September 2013.

SILBERZAHN Chittima, GUEDRI Zied (2012). CEO Career horizon and firm diversification, Strategic Management Society (SMS) 32nd Annual International Conference, Prague, October 2012.

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