Research Topics

Mapping the research topics at CeFEO illustrates the multifacted nature of the research carried out in the center.

Cefeo research topics: Family and Ownership. Fields: entrepreneurship, ethics, strategy, strategy as practice, governance, accounting

Ownership

  • Family ownership
  • Ownership transfer
  • Succession
  • Meaning of ownership
  • Sustainable ownership
  • Ownership forms
  • Hybrid ownership
  • Psychological ownership
  • Crowdfunding
  • Corporate governance
  • The role of advisors
  • Legal aspects

Family dynamics

  • Family capital/familiness
  • Family Embeddedness
  • Family Theory
  • Divorce
  • Succession
  • Socioemotional wealth
  • Emotions, identity and wellbeing
  • Reputation management
  • Theory development

Entrepreneurship

[with specific reference to different ownership forms]
  • Entrepreneurial lifecycle
  • New venture creation/Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurial orientation
  • Entrepreneurial intentions
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial families/Family entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial couples
  • Entrepreneurship by mothers
  • Portfolio/Serial entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial entry/exit
  • Spin off/Spin out/Spawn
  • Rural/Urban entrepreneurship
  • Failure

Strategy

[with specific reference to different ownership forms]
  • Firm performance
  • Firm growth
  • Firm internationalization
  • Firm innovation
  • Portfolio/M&A
  • Human resources
  • Career

Strategy-as-practice

[with specific reference to different ownership forms]
  • Strategy-as-practice
  • Organizational change
  • Strategy making
  • Entrepreneurial process
  • Innovation processes

Governance

[with specific reference to different ownership forms]
  • The role of the Top Management Team
  • The role of Board Directors
  • The role of the CEO
  • The role of the Chairperson
  • The role of Advisors
  • Non family CEO
  • Non-family Managers
  • Family governance
  • Legal aspects

Accounting

[with specific reference to different ownership forms]
  • Accounting and auditing professions
  • Accounting choice
  • Accounting practices
  • Auditing
  • Control practices
  • Financial accounting
  • Financial instruments
  • Financial and non-financial reporting
  • Earnings management
  • Management accounting
  • Management control

Ethics

[with specific reference to different ownership forms]
  • Responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Philanthropy
  • Morality
  • CSR
  • Spirituality and religion
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Content updated 2020-07-07