Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Family firms
  • SMEs
  • Innovation and change
  • Sustainability
  • Stakeholder relationships
  • Research ethics, integrity, and credibility

INNOVATION AND CHANGE IN FAMILY FIRMS AND SMEs

Published work

Ongoing projects

  • “Family firms’ propensity towards NPD collaboration” – With Anita Van Gils and Martin Carree.
  • “Family influence, temporality of control orientation, and the growth-benefits of collaborative R&D” – with Johan Karlsson, Fredrik Andersson and Josip Kotlar.
  • “The signaling value of new venture performance in the family firm succession process” – With Alfredo De Massis, Philipp Sieger, Johan Karlsson and Massimo Baù.
  • “Family firm strengths and weaknesses in R&D collaboration” – With Emanuela Rondi.

SUSTAINABILITY AND STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS IN FAMILY FIRMS AND SMEs

Published work

Ongoing projects

  • “Green innovation strategies and the institutional environment” – With Yannick Bammens.
  • “Transgenerational stakeholder orientations and corporate sustainability in family firms” – With Emanuela Rondi and Valeria Cavotta.

RESEARCH ETHICS, INTEGRITY, AND CREDIBILITY

Ongoing projects

  • “Replication and validation in family business research” – Special Issue organized for Journal of Family Business Strategy, guest-edited with Alfredo De Massis and Franz Kellermanns.
  • “P-hacking in family business research”
  • “How well do we read? A quotation analysis of top-tier management journals” – With Paola Rovelli.