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

Listening to the Heart or the Head? Exploring the “Willingness Versus Ability” Succession Dilemma

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Melanie Richards of University of Bath, Nadine Kammerlander of WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Thomas Zellweger of the University of St. Gallen. They recently published an article in the Family Business Review entitled "Listening to the Heart or the Head? Exploring the “Willingness Versus Ability” Succession Dilemma," which is … Continue reading Listening to the Heart or the Head? Exploring the “Willingness Versus Ability” Succession Dilemma

The Enigma of the Family Successor–Firm Performance Relationship

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Jan-Philipp Ahrens of the University of Mannheim, Andrea Calabrò of IPAG Business School, Jolien Huybrechts of Maastricht University, Michael Woywode of the University of Mannheim and the Centre of European Economic Research. They recently published an article in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice entitled "The Enigma of the Family Successor–Firm Performance … Continue reading The Enigma of the Family Successor–Firm Performance Relationship

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

Reviewing Family Firm Succession Literature with a Social Exchange Perspective

[We're pleased to welcome Joshua Daspit of Mississippi State University. Dr. Daspit recently published an article in Family Business Review with co-authors James J. Chrisman, Daniel T. Holt, and Rebbeca G. Long of Mississippi State University, entitled "Examining Family Firm Succession from a Social Exchange Perspective: A Multi-Phase, Multi-Stakeholder Review."] What inspired you to be … Continue reading Reviewing Family Firm Succession Literature with a Social Exchange Perspective

The ‘Arena’ of Top Management Selection

Editor's note: We are pleased to welcome Claartje J. Vinkenburg of VU University in Amsterdam. Her paper "Arena: A Critical Conceptual Framework of Top Management Selection," co-authored by Paul G. W. Jansen of VU Amsterdam, Nicky Dries of KU Leuven, and Roland Pepermans of VU Brussels, is forthcoming in Group & Organization Management and now … Continue reading The ‘Arena’ of Top Management Selection

Advancing Family Business Research Through Narrative Analysis

Alexandra Dawson, Concordia University, and Daniel Hjorth, Copenhagen Business School, published "Advancing Family Business Research Through Narrative Analysis" on September 19th, 2011 in the OnlineFirst section of Family Business Review. Other articles that are available in the OnlineFirst collection can be found here. The Abstract: Despite advances in family business research, the field would benefit from greater … Continue reading Advancing Family Business Research Through Narrative Analysis