Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Family Firms


Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Family Firms

9781800889231 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Sascha Kraus, Full Professor of Management, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, Thomas Clauss, Full Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship and Digitalization in Family Business, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany and Andreas Kallmuenzer, Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management, Excelia Business School, France
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80088 923 1 Extent: 484 pp
This comprehensive Research Handbook offers new insights into how family businesses use entrepreneurship and innovation to address global challenges and ensure their survival and growth across generations.

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This comprehensive Research Handbook offers new insights into how family businesses use entrepreneurship and innovation to address global challenges and ensure their survival and growth across generations.

Using expertise from leading scholars around the world, this Handbook takes an international perspective and explores different national contexts and cultures. Key themes include theoretical advances and perspectives in entrepreneurship and innovation in family firms, current state-of-the-art research in entrepreneurship and innovation in family firms, and new and established research methods in entrepreneurship, innovation, and family firm research. Covering important concepts, including internationalization, governance, and resilience, this Research Handbook lays out a highly topical selection of advances in research on entrepreneurship and innovation in family firms.

Examining the major overarching themes of theory, empirics and methods, this Research Handbook will be a valuable resource for scholars and advanced students of entrepreneurship, family business, organizational innovation, and organization studies. It will also be useful for business leaders and practitioners in these areas.
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‘The continuity of family firms is dependent in part in the ability of business families to continue their entrepreneurial spirit and to promote innovation within the organization. The Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Family Firms provides a really good overview of the many components of innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms. These include theoretical approaches that can enrich our understanding, relevant areas of research, and important methodological approaches. This Handbook can help those who are starting their journey in the field and those that have been part of the field for a long time to better understand entrepreneurship and innovation.’
– Isabel C. Botero, University of Louisville, US

‘In an increasingly uncertain and volatile environment, many family businesses survive for decades and even centuries. This book offers the main keys to this long-term success, analyzing the role of entrepreneurship and innovation. An essential book to understand the future of the family business in new times.’
– José C. Casillas, University of Seville, Spain
Contributors: Naveed Akhter, Doaa Althalathini, Laura Bechthold, Shelley Beck, Jörn Block, Börje Boers, Britta Boyd, Thomas Clauss, Marina Dabić, Cecilia Dalborg, Maike Gerken, Agnieszka Głodowska, Marco Haid, Isabella Hatak, Felipe Hernández-Perlines, Tin Horvatinović, Marcel Hülsbeck, Katie Hyslop, Simon Jebsen, Matthias Johann, Andreas Kallmuenzer, Suvi Konsti-Laakso, Teresa Kraśnicka, Sascha Kraus, Clemens Krüger, Darius Lambrecht, Daniel Lorenzo, Marek Maciejewski, Raj V. Mahto, Stefan Märk, Mihaela Mikić, Javier Monllor, Stefania Moracchiato, Pedro Núñez-Cacho, Timo Pihkala, Alexander Plaikner, Reinhard Prügl, Marita Rautiainen, Domingo Ribeiro-Soriano, Paolo Roffia, Dietmar Roessl, Álvaro Rojas, Kristin Sabel, Josef Schindler, Lenna V. Shulga, Mario Situm, Giuseppe Sorrentino, Daniel M. Spencer, Izabella Steinerowska-Streb, Holger Steinmetz, Victor Tiberius, Yvonne von Friedrichs, Krzysztof Wach, Vanessa Weimann, Barbara Weiskopf, Katharina Weiskopf, Tom Willeke, Markus Wulff, Issah Wunnam

1 Introduction to the Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship
and Innovation in Family Firms 1
Sascha Kraus, Thomas Clauss and Andreas Kallmuenzer

2 Mapping the intellectual structure of family firm research and
proposing a research agenda 14
Markus Wulff, Victor Tiberius and Raj V. Mahto
3 State of research on family businesses and the corporate brand:
current findings, future fields of research and approaches to
strategic use 38
Giuseppe Sorrentino, Mario Situm and Stefan Märk
4 Disruptive innovation in family firms: a systematic literature review 60
Josef Schindler
5 Institutional influences on succession intentions: an extension
of the theory of planned behavior 88
Simon Jebsen and Britta Boyd
6 Family business resilience: a multilevel process approach 107
Javier Monllor, Doaa Althalathini and Shelley Beck
7 A new intersection in family business: causation, effectuation
and entrepreneurial bricolage approaches 127
Mihaela Mikić, Tin Horvatinović and Marina Dabić
8 Introduction to corporate entrepreneurship in family firms:
overview and current issues 145
Vanessa Weimann, Maike Gerken and Marcel Hülsbeck

9 Resilient businesses in times of crisis: pandemic effects on
competence strategies in rural family SMEs 166
Kristin Sabel, Cecilia Dalborg and Yvonne von Friedrichs
10 Role of boards of directors of family SMEs in balancing
tradition and innovation 192
Paolo Roffia and Stefania Moracchiato
11 New concepts for traditional family-run inns 215
Alexander Plaikner, Barbara Weiskopf, Katharina Weiskopf and
Marco Haid
12 Product and process innovation activities of family firms in
comparison to non-family firms 239
Izabella Steinerowska-Streb and Teresa Kraśnicka
13 Introducing ownership innovation as an approach to study
family firms’ ownership practices 261
Suvi Konsti-Laakso, Marita Rautiainen, Timo Pihkala and
Naveed Akhter
14 (Social) innovation as a way out of a crisis? How small family
firms become innovative 279
Börje Boers
15 Analysis of the internationalization of the family business
from the approach of entrepreneurial orientation 298
Felipe Hernández-Perlines and Domingo Ribeiro-Soriano
16 International entrepreneurship of family firms from Central
Europe: the example of Poland 324
Krzysztof Wach, Agnieszka Głodowska and Marek Maciejewski
17 Family businesses’ business networks in the VUCA world 345
Katie Hyslop, Dietmar Roessl and Isabella Hatak

18 Patent data and how it can be matched to (family) firm data:
an example and a guideline 368
Tom Willeke, Jörn Block, Matthias Johann, Darius Lambrecht,
Holger Steinmetz and Issah Wunnam
19 Serious games to study the management of paradoxes in
family firms: Introducing a research agenda 389
Clemens Krüger, Laura Bechthold and Reinhard Prügl
20 How and when do family businesses support entrepreneurship?
An exploratory analysis on the relationship among family
influence and entrepreneurial opportunities in family firms 412
Álvaro Rojas, Daniel Lorenzo and Pedro Núñez-Cacho
21 A case study of an emergent, family owned and operated
private tour company 437
Daniel M. Spencer and Lenna V. Shulga

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