Organization Studies Special Issue on Family Business

[Editor’s Note: We’re pleased to welcome Trish Reay, Editor-in-Chief, Organization Studies] Organization Studies has just published a Special Issue on Family Business. I invite everyone to download and read this interesting and engaging set of articles about family-controlled firms. Many people don’t know that family firms are the most widespread form of business organization, but … Continue reading Organization Studies Special Issue on Family Business

Why I Wrote, “Stewardship Theory: Realism, Relevance, and Family Firm Governance,” An Unapologetic Confession

[We’re pleased to welcome author James J. Chrisman of Mississippi State University and the University of Alberta. He recently published an article in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice entitled "Stewardship Theory: Realism, Relevance, and Family Firm Governance," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, he briefly describes the motivation and impact of … Continue reading Why I Wrote, “Stewardship Theory: Realism, Relevance, and Family Firm Governance,” An Unapologetic Confession

It’s All About the Emotions

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Alexandra Bertschi-Michel of the University of Bern, Nadine Kammerlander of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Vanessa M. Strike of the University of British Columbia. They recently published an article in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice entitled "Unearthing and Alleviating Emotions in Family Business Successions," which is currently free … Continue reading It’s All About the Emotions

Socioemotional Wealth, Family Control, and the Choice of Business Exit

We’re pleased to welcome authors Francesco Chirico of Jönköping University and Tecnológico de Monterrey, Luis R. Gómez-Mejia of Arizona State University, Karin Hellerstedt of Jönköping University, Michael Withers of Texas A&M University, and Mattias Nordqvist of Jönköping University. They recently published an article in the Journal of Management entitled "To Merge, Sell, or Liquidate? Socioemotional Wealth, Family Control, … Continue reading Socioemotional Wealth, Family Control, and the Choice of Business Exit

September Issue of Family Business Review!

We are pleased to announce the September Issue of Family Business Review (FBR) is now available and free to read through the end of September! Check out the editorial, in which Senior Associate Editor Donald O. Neubaum discusses the domain of family business research and offers suggestions to future scholars. Given the fact that FBR is only in its 31st year … Continue reading September Issue of Family Business Review!

Succession is Key: Studying Successor Team Dynamics in Family Firms

[We're pleased to welcome Jim Cater of The University of Texas at Tyler. Jim recently published an article in Family Business Review with co-authors Roland E. Kidwell and Kerri M. Camp entitled "Successor Team Dynamics in Family Firms." From Jim:] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? My work in family business studies is … Continue reading Succession is Key: Studying Successor Team Dynamics in Family Firms

New Podcast: Employees’ Innovative Work Involvement in Family Firms

In the latest podcast from Family Business Review, Assistant Editor Karen Vinton interviews author Yannick Bammens of Maastricht University. Yannick published an article with co-authors Guy Notelaers and Anita Van Gils entitled "Implications of Family Business Employment for Employees' Innovative Work Involvement," which earned a honorable mention for Family Business Review's 2016 Best Paper award. The abstract for … Continue reading New Podcast: Employees’ Innovative Work Involvement in Family Firms

Read the March 2016 Review Issue of Family Business Review!

To celebrate Family Business Review's inaugural review issue, the March 2016 review issue will be open for the next month. In the issue's  editorial, entitled "Oh, the Places We'll Go! Reviewing Past, Present, and Future Possibilities in Family Business Research," authors Jeremy C. Short, Pramodita Sharma, G. Thomas Lumpkin, and Allison W. Pearson dive into why … Continue reading Read the March 2016 Review Issue of Family Business Review!

The Impact of Family Management on Firm Technological Innovation

Does family involvement in management impact the technological innovation of a firm? In a recent article published in Family Business Review, entitled "Technological Innovation Inputs, Outputs, and Performance: The Moderating Role of Family Involvement in Management," authors Julio Diéguez-Soto, Monsterrat Manzaneque, and Alfonso A. Rojo-Ramírez suggest that family management can hinder the research and development linked to … Continue reading The Impact of Family Management on Firm Technological Innovation

Emotion in Family Business and Entrepreneurship

Family business and entrepreneurship are not often studied together, and yet both fields incorporate research on the impact of emotions. Research on emotion not only provides a point of intersection between the two fields, it also creates an opportunity to expand  the application of socio-emotional research across multiple fields, including family business, entrepreneurship, management, and more. In the Family … Continue reading Emotion in Family Business and Entrepreneurship