Dear friends and colleagues,
We are excited to announce the publication of our Special Issue of ORGANIZATION STUDIES on "Advancing Organization Studies in Family Business Research". The issue includes a great set of papers showing how family business research and organization studies can benefit from greater cross-fertilization between these two areas of scholarly research. To celebrate the publication of this Special Issue, the publisher is granting free access to all papers of the special issue – until June 23rd. This includes the introductory paper in which we explore how the five core defining features of family firms – ownership, management and governance, transgenerational intention, generational involvement and perceived identity – may be illuminated by extant research in organization studies, and how, in turn, organizational studies may be extended by investigating its key themes in the empirical context of family firms. To access the content of the Special Issue visit https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/ossa/40/6
Content of the Special Issue:
Carlo Salvato, Francesco Chirico, Leif Melin and David Seidl (2019). Coupling Family Business Research with Organization Studies: Interpretations, Issues and Insights. Organization Studies 40(6): 775–791.
Innan Sasaki, Davide Ravasi and Evelyn Micelotta (2019). Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multi-centenary shinise in Kyoto. Organization Studies 40(6): 793–831.
Jianhua Ge and Evelyn Micelotta (2019). When Does the Family Matter? Institutional pressures and
corporate philanthropy in China. Organization Studies 40(6): 833–857.
Julia Vincent Ponroy, Patrick Lê and Camille Pradies (2019). In a Family Way? A model of family firm identity maintenance by non-family members. Organization Studies 40(6): 859–886.
Elizabeth Long Lingo and Michael B. Elmes (2019). Institutional Preservation Work at a Family Business in Crisis: Microprocesses, Emotions, and Nonfamily Members. Organization Studies 40(6): 887–916.
Heechun Kim, Robert E. Hoskisson and J. Daniel Zyung (2019). Socioemotional Favoritism: Evidence from Foreign Divestitures in Family Multinationals. Organization Studies 40(6): 917–940.
We hope that you find this Special Issue of interest.
All the best,
Francesco Chirico, Leif Melin, Carlo Salvato, David Seidl
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