While research on innovation in family business is gaining momentum, how family ownership and management affect innovation processes is still largely overlooked. The success of innovation is fundamentally affected by the processes enacted by people in searching, developing and applying ideas in R&D projects, and the organizational context in which such processes occur is likely to play a significant role. Furthermore, the social capital - relationships and resource available through those connections - that organizational actors are able to mobilize within and outside the boundaries of the firm are fundamental to boost innovation.
This research aims at examining the following broad questions: How does family influence affect the way innovation occurs and/or is managed? How does the social capital of family firms' members shape the innovation process? ...
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