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Family Firms and Institutional Contexts
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Family Firms and Institutional Contexts

Business Models, Innovation and Competitive Advantage

9781788970174 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Giorgia Maria D’Allura, Department of Economics and Business, University of Catania, Andrea Colli, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University, Italy and Sanjay Goel, Department of Management Studies, University of Minnesota, Duluth, US
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78897 017 4 Extent: 352 pp
Featuring in-depth analysis of original research, this innovative book takes an interdisciplinary, cross-national approach to the study of family firms as institutions as well as the relationship between family firms and external institutions. It demonstrates the impact of these interactions both on the firms and institutions themselves and in the wider economic context, and provides important conceptual insights as well as ideas for future research agendas.

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Family firms represent over 90 per cent of businesses globally, and play a significant role in the economies of many nations. This innovative book takes an interdisciplinary, cross-national approach to the study of family firms as institutions as well as the relationship between family firms and external institutions. In doing so, it demonstrates the impact of these interactions both on the firms and institutions themselves and on the wider economic context.

Featuring in-depth analysis of original research, chapters take both theoretical and empirical approaches to explore the family firm as an organization, and include several key case studies. At a micro level, the social and cultural unit of the family and its behaviour is investigated, and at a macro level, external institutional contexts are examined to explain and theorise firms’ behaviours and strategies, covering areas such as innovation, competitiveness and reputation. The book provides important conceptual insights and critical empirical research, as well as ideas for future research agendas.

Family Firms and Institutional Contexts will be a critical read for scholars and doctoral students in business and management, particularly those with an interest in family firms. Policymakers and practitioners in these areas will also find its insights of practical relevance.
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'If you are interested in appreciating how institutions work, then this book should be placed on your shortlist of essential readings. Family Firms and Institutional Contexts adopts an approach that identifies family firms as institutions, involving a bundle of behavioural codes and norms. The cusp between family business studies and institutional analysis lies at the core of this book, providing a diverse array of authors, approaches, and perspectives to the topic.'
– Kosmas X. Smyrnios, RMIT University, Australia
Contributors
Contributors: G. Agrò, M. Bannò, A. Calabrò, A. Carreri, D. Caspersz, A. Colli, J.B. Craig, G.M. D'Allura, A. Dawson, A. De Massis, B. Della Piana, R. Faraci, G. Fazio, M. Feninger, R. Ferlito, S. Fricano, C. Gallucci, D. Gimenez, S. Goel, C. Haddad, N. Kammerlander, R. Labaki, G.T. Lumpkin, M. Meyer, P. Rong, R. Santulli, S. Tomaselli, S. Trento, C. Varum, Y. Wang



Contents
Introduction
Andrea Colli, Giorgia M. D’Allura and Sanjay Goel

Part I Conceptual boundaries and methods
1. Family and institutional contexts: an integrated view to advance family business research
Giorgia Maria D’Allura

2. Institutions and Family Firms: Past achievements and new challenges
Andrea Colli

3. Mixed methods approach for family firm and institutions research: Literature review and suggestion for future research
Giorgia Maria D’Allura and Mariasole Bannò

4. Qualitative inquiries in family business research from an institutional theoretical perspective
Anna Carreri

Part II Business models and competitive advantage in Family firms
5. Which business model for the family business? A literature review and extension
Rania Labaki and Christian Haddad

6. Business Modeling for Business Families
Rosario Faraci and Rosaria Ferlito

7. Cultural variables as conceptual moderators in family involvement-performance relationship: a meta-analytic regression analysisBice Della Piana- Rosalia Santulli and Carmen Gallucci

8. Financial performance and corporate reputation in family firms: Is it about being good or being known?
Alexandra Dawson

Part III Innovation and competitiveness in Family firms
9. Family business innovation: A circular process model
Moritz Feninger, Nadine Kammerlander and Alfredo De Massis

10. Innovation Advantages of Family Firms: Navigating the Trilemma of Challenges
Justin B. Craig, George Thomas Lumpkin and Mare Meyer

11. Transgenerational Entrepreneurial Family Firms and Formal Institutions. Exploring the Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation on Family Firm Performance in Different Formal Institutional Settings
Daniela Giménez and Andrea Calabrò

12. The Relationship Between Innovation and Internationalization in Family Firms: Past Research and Future Challenges
Mariasole Bannò, Giorgia Maria D’Allura, Celeste Amorim Varum and Sandro Trento

Part IV Case studies
13. The interrelation between socio-spatial and institutional context, and family business characteristics
Salvatore Tomaselli, Gianna Agrò, Giocchino Fazio and Stefano Fricano

14. Exploring the intersection of e-commerce and context in Family Business in China: the effects on organisational form and identity
Donella Casperz, Yong Wang, Salvatore Tomaselli and Rong Pei

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