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Field of Dreams: Exploration of Entrepreneurial Possibilities
For several decades, entrepreneurship scholarship has been fixated on understanding the “the processes of discovery, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities” (Shane & Venkataraman, Read More...
Measuring Your Social Impact: What the Research Says
Consumers, policymakers and society at large are caring more and more about businesses' commitment to loftier causes than just making money, such as social justice, the environment, and the welfare Read More...
How 3 Crises Made a Boat Company More Seaworthy
  By Tanja Leppäaho, Paavo Ritala and Mat Hughes In our personal lives, sometimes it takes a crisis – an illness, divorce, job loss or another challenge – to get us to change long-held Read More...
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A Family Firm Can Be Both an Innovator and a Great Place to Work
Photo Courtesy of Carl Schlenk AG To thrive, family firms need to cultivate loyal, long-term employees, as they ensure a stable and reliable business. At the same time, family firms need to encourage Read More...
For New Research Insights, Study One Family in Depth
  EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is adapted from the authors’ contributions to a forthcoming book,The Field Guide to Family Business Research, edited by Keith Brigham and G. Tyge Payne. Read More...
She Always Gives Her All to the Family Firm -- but He Follows the Leader
It’s been proven that dedicated employees who go above and beyond what the job specifies help their companies be more efficient and keep customers happy. Other research has shown that leaders can Read More...
Founder CEO Passion in Selling the IPO
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was produced in partnership with Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, a leading academic journal, as part of our effort to highlight some of the cutting edge research being Read More...
Employees Who Earn Less Than Their Peers Are More Likely to Become Hybrid Entrepreneurs
Many aspiring entrepreneurs test the waters by engaging in “hybrid entrepreneurship,” in which they start a new business while holding on to a fulltime job. In contrast, others enter into Read More...
The Story Behind the Business Model Canvas
The Business Model Canvas (BMC) is certainly one of the best-known strategy tools for conceiving the business model of a start-up or analyzing the business model of an established company. It is a Read More...
To Encourage Innovation, Tap the Next Generation of Leaders
In these times of change and uncertainty, one thing is still certain: product-service innovation remains the lifeblood of family firms. Without innovating, pioneering competitors will make existing Read More...
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