Authenticity Lessons From the Craft Beer Industry

From ancient Mesopotamia through the onset of the Industrial Revolution, craft-based industries have been a path to prosperity. Today, craft-based ventures attract a growing number of consumers who Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Stanislav Dobrev and Cameron Verhaal

Why Women CEOs Offer Family Businesses an Entrepreneurial Advantage

A CEO who supports entrepreneurship is important to both family and nonfamily business success. However, the need to remain entrepreneurial is especially important for family businesses because their Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Franz Kellermanns

Micro Venture Capital: A Growing Source of Startup Funding

The venture capital industry has witnessed a surge in investments by micro venture capital (or “micro VC”) firms, which have emerged as a crucial player in the startup ecosystem. These are Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Mario Daniele Amore , Annamaria Conti and Valerio Pelucco

When Can Fintech Do the Most Good?

Fintech is an increasingly important innovation for businesses across the world. Fintech broadly refers to technologies that enable banking and financial services. As fintech has the power to diffuse Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Arzi Adbi and Siddharth Natarajan

COVID Policy Interventions Changed How Companies Hire

Recruiting and hiring the right people can have a dramatic impact on firm performance,  especially at new ventures. However, economic, social, and political factors can shape the job market in Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: David Lucas , Cristiano Bellavitis and David Park

What Matters More for Entrepreneurs: Book Smarts or Street Smarts? 

Why are some ventures more successful than others? In entrepreneurship research, scholars have explored the role of many different factors, including personal characteristics such as emotional and Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Regan Stevenson and Jared Allen

Many Startups Benefit From a Short-Term Focus

Conventional wisdom tells us that having a long-term strategic focus on customer value creation and future market demands is a powerful source of building a sustainable competitive advantage in Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Johan Bruneel , Stephan Weemaes and Ann Gaeremynck

Women Can Help Family Firms Innovate – but Socioemotional Factors Matter

Around Europe and elsewhere, the number of women in leadership roles is going up, and they are having a measurable impact on innovation and profits. Many researchers have found that having more women Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Jonathan Bauweraerts , Emanuela Rondi , Paola Rovelli , Alfredo De Massis and Salvatore Sciascia

Bringing Research-Based Insights to a Wider Audience: Our Partnership With Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

A key part of our mission at EIX and FamilyBusiness.org is giving entrepreneurs access to new knowledge generated by top-notch academic research. As part of that mission, we have partnered with Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Gary Dushnitsky and Daniel Forbes

Against the Odds, Women Can Still be Powerful Innovators

Innovation, or the creation of new products or processes, helps small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) be more productive and profitable -- and sometimes even survive. As a catalyst of social Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Kristen Madison , Curt Moore , Josh Daspit and Joyce Komakech Nabisaalu