California Management Review

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CALL FOR PAPERS California Management Review (CMR) Special Section on Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Family Firms: In Search of New Practices, Strategies and Organizational Solutions Guest-Editors: Alberto Di Minin, BRIE – U.C. Berkeley & Istituto di Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy) Alfredo De Massis – Centre for Family Business, Lancaster University Management School (UK) Federico Frattini – School of Management, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) International Advisory Board: James J. Chrisman, Mississippi State University (USA) and University of Alberta (Canada) Jess H. Chua, University of Calgary (Canada) and Zhejiang University (China) Anthony Di Benedetto, Temple University (USA) Nicolai Foss, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) Frank Hoy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA) Joe Tidd, University of Sussex (UK) During the last decades, innovation and entrepreneurship have been widely acknowledged as key determinants of sustainable value creation and competitive performance, and have captured increasing interest from scholars and practitioners around the world. Although management of innovation and entrepreneurship has been largely investigated by scholars from different disciplines, most of the traditional management literature has been developed considering cases and examples of firms where ownership and management are separated, without taking explicitly into account what happens in those organizations in which the two are unified. Unification of ownership and control is typical of family firms. The involvement of family owners in management endows firms with distinctive incentives, authority structures, and norms of accountability and results in unique resources and capabilities. Therefore, there are strong reasons to believe that management of innovation and entrepreneurship is different in family and non-family firms and

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