Innovation in Family Firms: Examining the Inventory and Mapping the Path

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Autor(en): Filser M, Brem A, Gast J, Kraus S, Calabro A
Zeitschrift: International Journal of Innovation Management
Verlag: Imperial College Press
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2016
Band: 20
Heftnummer: 6
Seitenbereich: 1-39
ISSN: 1363-9196
Sprache: Englisch


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.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Brem, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement

Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Montpellier Business School / Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Montpellier
Private Universität Witten/Herdecke gGmbH
Universität Liechtenstein


Filser, M., Brem, A., Gast, J., Kraus, S., & Calabro, A. (2016). Innovation in Family Firms: Examining the Inventory and Mapping the Path. International Journal of Innovation Management, 20(6), 1-39.

Filser, Matthias, et al. "Innovation in Family Firms: Examining the Inventory and Mapping the Path." International Journal of Innovation Management 20.6 (2016): 1-39.


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