Tomaž Čater was born on 5 June 1976 in Brežice, Slovenia. He received his bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in 1998, 2000 and 2003, all in the field of management and organization from the School of Economics and Business University of Ljubljana. He has been employed at the same faculty since 1998, initially as an assistant, then as an assistant professor and associate professor, and from 2014 as a full professor of management. His past and present positions at the faculty include head of Distance Education, head of the Department of Management and Organization, and head of the Master Program in Sport Management. External to the faculty he was a member of the management board of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and the president of the Slovenian Academy of Management (SAM).
His main fields of research, teaching and consulting are competitive advantages of firms, strategic management, corporate social and environmental responsibility, and sport management. He has also worked as a visiting professor at universities in Indiana (USA), Chemnitz and Regensburg (Germany), and Dubai (UAE), among others. He is the author or co-author of 66 scientific articles in journals, including the award-winning article in the prestigious journal Organizational Research Methods. As an advisor he has also consulted numerous companies such as Domel, Elan, Elektro Gorenjska, Petrol, Voka Snaga, Zavarovalnica Triglav and many others.
He is fluent in English and Croatian/Serbian and almost fluent in German. As much as possible, he prefers to spend his free time in close touch with nature. Despite quitting the active playing of football and basketball at the end of high school, his life has always been closely linked with sports, especially football, basketball, running and fitness. With the football team of the School of Economics and Business, he became the European champion of business football leagues in Krakow in 2017. He also enjoys traveling and learning about distant places and cultures.
Date of birth: 5 June 1976
Place of birth: Brežice, Slovenia
Elementary school degree (9/1982 – 6/1990)
High school degree (9/1990 – 6/1994)
Bachelor’s degree (10/1994 – 9/1998)
Master’s degree (10/1998 – 11/2000)
Doctor’s degree (12/2000 – 10/2003)
English: fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
Croatian / Serbian: fluent (speaking, reading), advanced (writing)
German: intermediate (speaking, reading, writing)
Institution: University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
Department: Management and Organization
Other professional functions
Member of the editorial board
Work in committees and other professional bodies
Faculty and university awards