Innovation in Family Firms

Examining the Inventory and Mapping the Path

Matthias Filser, Alexander Brem, Johanna Gast, Sascha Kraus, Andrea Calabrò

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Over the past decade, research on innovation in family firms has received growing attention by scholars and practitioners around the globe with a wide range of aspects explored within the current body of literature. Despite the constantly growing number of scientific publications, research lacks a comprehensive and critical review of past and present research achievements. First, conducting a bibliometric analysis with a focus on innovation in family firms, we identify five topical clusters that help to understand the foundations of recent findings: namely ownership and governance, structural settings, organizational culture and behaviour, resources, and innovation and strategy. Second, based on a thorough literature review the major research avenues are reflected. The comparison of the results of both analyses showed the following areas for future research on family firm innovation: members‘ individual human capital and their leadership behaviour, openness to externals, cross-country comparisons, and finally the family‘s functional integrity on innovation performance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1650054
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation Management
Volume20
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1-39
Number of pages39
ISSN1363-9196
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Filser, Matthias ; Brem, Alexander ; Gast, Johanna ; Kraus, Sascha ; Calabrò, Andrea. / Innovation in Family Firms : Examining the Inventory and Mapping the Path. In: International Journal of Innovation Management. 2016 ; Vol. 20, No. 6. pp. 1-39.
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Innovation in Family Firms : Examining the Inventory and Mapping the Path. / Filser, Matthias; Brem, Alexander; Gast, Johanna; Kraus, Sascha; Calabrò, Andrea.

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