Innovations in Small and Medium-Sized Family Firms

Kraiczy, Nils Daniel (2013). Innovations in Small and Medium-Sized Family Firms. Familienunternehmen und KMU. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler 10.1007/978-3-658-00063-9

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Small and medium-sized firms are a prevalent organizational form in Germany. Their importance for the German economy is indisputable. Most of them are global market leaders in their niches and are considered to be a force for innovation in the German economy. The ability to be innovative in niche markets has been identified as the antecedent of their strong, or even dominant, competitive positions in their industries. The driver of this innovation success may well be the family, which distinguishes family firms from non-family firms. Nils Kraiczy analyzes if a family influences innovation in a family firm and if this influence has only positive effects. The dissertation focuses on the impact of top management teams on innovations interacting with family firm-specific characteristics. The author shows the complexity of family influence by presenting different effects of each investigated family firm-specific characteristic on the relationship between top management team behavior and innovation.

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Book (Monograph)


03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Organization and Human Resource Management > Human Resource Management

UniBE Contributor:

Kraiczy, Nils Daniel


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics




Familienunternehmen und KMU


Springer Gabler




Nils Daniel Kraiczy

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26 May 2015 09:39

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