Collaborative innovation in family firms : Past research, current debates and agenda for future research

Feranita, Feranita and Kotlar, Josip and De Massis, Alfredo (2017) Collaborative innovation in family firms : Past research, current debates and agenda for future research. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 8 (3). pp. 137-156. ISSN 1877-8585

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Collaborative innovation can boost family firms’ innovation performance by enabling them to tackle their resource constrains and tap into knowledge, financial capital, technology, and information from other organizations. Unfortunately, existing research on collaborative innovation in family firms is still in its infancy. We systematically review and organize fragmented findings and arguments from prior research along three perspectives: strategic, transactional, and relational. In doing so, we provide a summary of the current state-of-the-art in this literature, point to the importance of collaborative innovation to resolve the innovation dilemma in family firms and identify promising opportunities for future research.

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Journal of Family Business Strategy
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Family Business Strategy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Family Business Strategy, 8, 3, 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.jfbs.2017.07.001
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?? family businessfamily firmsinnovationopen innovationcollaborationsalliancesstrategy and managementeconomics and econometrics ??
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