In this work some of the foremost research leaders in the field of Family Business have attracted and compiled manuscripts from a very strong set of contributing researchers. It provides a comprehensive, insightful and current overview of the field from theoretical, methodological and empirical vantage points as well as discussions of critical issues and ways forward. (Per Davidsson 2013-06-24)
"The academic field of family business has been growing dramatically in recent years and the research in this field has enjoyed major advances in both quantity and quality. As such, there is need for a compendium of research on family business. This volume satisfies this need providing a thorough examination of the theory, content and design of family business research. The authors read like a “who’s who in family business scholarship”. It is a critical resource for all researchers and students interested in family business. This volume is a must read for all family business scholars."(Michael A. Hitt 2013-07-29)
About the Author
Mattias Nordqvist, PhD, is Professor of Business Administration and the Hamrin International Professor of Family Business. He is the Director of Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO) and on the faculty of Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Organization and Leadership (ESOL) at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Sweden where he has also served as an Associate Dean. Mattias is a former Co-Director of the Global STEP Project and Visiting Scholar at Babson College, USA, University of Alberta, Canada and Bocconi University, Italy. He was selected as a Family Owned Business Institute Scholar twice; 2007-2008 and 2011-2012 by the Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids in the USA, and won the Family Firm Institute (FFI) Award for Best Unpublished Research Paper twice; 2005 and 2011. Mattias is a recipient of the Young Entrepreneurship Researcher Award 2006 from the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. He is a co-founding Associate Editor of Journal of Family Business Strategy.
Pramodita Sharma, Ph.D., is the Sanders Professor for Family Business at the School of Business Administration, University of Vermont. Prior to this appointment, she was the CIBC Distinguished Professor of Family Business at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University in Montreal. She is a visiting scholar at Babson College where she serves as the Academic Director of the Global Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) project. In 2011, she was honored with the prestigious Barbara Hollander award at the 25th anniversary conference of the Family Firm Institute. In addition to two co-authored books, she has published about fifty scholarly articles and book chapters on family business studies. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Family Business Review (FBR), is the co-founder of the Family Enterprise Research Conference, and the founding Chair the Annual Global Family Enterprise Case Competition.