2017 IFERA Research Development Workshop "Balancing Tradition and Change: Theorizing on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Family firm" - International Family Enterprise Research Academy
Research questions: - How do family dynamics influence innovation and entrepreneurial behavior of family firms? - How can family firms foster an efficient innovation/entrepreneurial process? - How do family firms deal with different types of innovation (product/service, process, business model, and management innovation)? - How does the stage of the family and/or firm life cycle affect innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms? - How can we "teach" innovation and (corporate) entrepreneurship to family firms? - What can non-family firms learn from the idiosyncratic behavior of family firms regarding innovation and (corporate) entrepreneurship? - How do family firms balance "tradition" and "innovation"? - Why are some family firms able to maintain their innovation propensity and entrepreneurial behavior over generations while others are not? - How do family firms balance exploration and exploitation? - Which role does the family play in laying the grounds for innovation and (corporate) entrepreneurship over generations? - Why and how does the founder imprint the organizational culture for entrepreneurial behavior over generations? - Which theoretical and methodical lenses could help us to further understand the “tradition and innovation” paradox?
|Event dates:||2017-03-16 – 2017-03-17|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2016-11-25|
|Organizer:||International Family Enterprise Research Academy IFERA Free University of Bolzano, Italy|
|Conference venue:||Bolzano, Free University of Bolzano|
|Classification:||D2 - Production and Organizations ; L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior ; M0 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting. General ; M1 - Business Administration ; O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development|
|Event type:||Seminare, Summer Schools, Symposien, Workshops; Seminars, Summer Schools, Symposiums, Workshops|