In the latest podcast from Family Business Review, assistant editor Karen Vinton and author Nadien Kammerlander discuss the article, “The Impact of Shared Stories on Family Firm Innovation: A Multicase Study” published in the December 2015 issue of Family Business Review. Nadine discusses the findings of the paper, including how shared stories that emphasize the family, as opposed to the founder, inspire more family firm innovation.
You can find the podcast on the Family Business Review website here, or click here to download the podcast. You can also read the article from Nadine and her co-authors, Cinzia Dessi, Miriam Bird, Michela Floris, and Alessandra Murru, by clicking here.
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Nadine Kammerlander is an assistant professor of management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She received her PhD in management from the University of Bamberg, Germany, and holds a master’s degree in physics from the Technical University, Munich. Prior to joining academia, she worked as a senior consultant for an international consulting firm. She has published articles in leading journals (e.g., Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal). Her research interests include innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms, governance, and succession.
Karen L. Vinton, Ph.D., is assistant editor of FBR and a 1999 Barbara Hollander Award winner and Professor Emeritus of Business at the College of Business at Montana State University, where she founded the University’s Family Business Program. An FFI Fellow, she has served on its Board of Directors and chaired the Body of Knowledge committee.