Innovation and Family Business Research

A Review and Future Directions

Authored by: Nils D. Kraiczy , Andreas Hack

The Routledge Companion to Family Business

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138919112
eBook ISBN: 9781315688053
Adobe ISBN: 9781317419990


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Research on innovation in family firms is continuously increasing and has recently reached a peak of attention. The leading academic journal on innovation research, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, has published a special issue on this topic, which shows that research on innovation in family firms has started to attract attention not only of the family business research community but also of the innovation research community. Additionally, one of the leading general management journals, the Academy of Management Journal, has recently published a meta-analysis on innovation input and output in family firms (Duran et al. 2015), which further shows the great interest in this topic. However, this meta-analysis only includes studies published through 2012, which omits the recent results of an increasing number of studies.

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