Journal of Family Business Strategy

Journal of Family Business Strategy




Co-Editors-in-Chief:J.H. Astrachan





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Aims & Scope

Journal of Family Business Strategy publishes research that contributes new knowledge and understanding to the field of family business. The Journal is international in scope and welcomes submissions that address all aspects of how family influences business and business influences family. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Reasons for family business performance
• Impact of family and business on strategy and performance
Branding strategies (when to be family and when not)
• Long term strategies, growth vs. survival strategy
• Processes and outcomes of corporate entrepreneurship
• Role of family on new venture strategies
• Impact of family and ownership on strategic processes
• Efficacy of strategic plan vs. strategic planning process
• The role of financial and non-financial goals in strategy and resource allocation
• Impact of family on network relations and consequent impact on centrality and performance
Corporate governance; role of boards of directors in family business, beyond board interlocks, and the role of non board relations,
• The role of top management teams, and executive compensation, professional non-family management
• Development of family groups in developing economies
• Strategy- as- practice, and strategizing activities in family businesses

Journal of Family Business Strategy seeks several areas of contribution:

Theoretical and empirical work on family business:
Journal of Family Business Strategy seeks to be the primary publication outlet for the best theoretical and empirical papers on a wide range of strategy topics. Journal of Family Business Strategy is the Journal for new work from young family business oriented scholars, addressing new areas of inquiry, and from more experienced scholars extending earlier work or engaging new paradigms.

Interdisciplinary focus on family business research:
Journal of Family Business Strategy publishes the best theory papers on family business strategy topics from a number of disciplines, including organizational behavior and theory, sociology, anthropology, psychology and social psychology, strategic management, economics, finance, and industrial relations. Journal of Family Business Strategy is the international Journal for family business research that goes beyond the bounds of any particular geographical region or discipline to engage a broad audience.

A range of perspectives and styles:
Journal of Family Business Strategy publishes quantitative research as well as qualitative work and purely theoretical/ conceptual papers. No matter which methodological approach, research published in Journal of Family Business Strategy meets the highest standards for rigorous and excellent research. Theoretical orientations and subjects in Journal of Family Business Strategy range from micro to macro, from lab experiments in psychology and behavioral economics and finance to topics impacting public policy. Journal of Family Business Strategy is the Journal dedicated to family business research that has scope and variety. Journal of Family Business Strategy also welcomes research notes crafted to be brief and specific contributions to a sub-topic related to family business strategy.

Informative book reviews:
Journal of Family Business Strategy regularly publishes reflective books reviews that enable readers to judge the book's significance for the academic field of family business research.


Abstracting and Indexing

Editor-in-Chief J.H. Astrachan Coles College of Business, Cox Family Enterprise Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road #4900, Kennesaw, 30144-5591, USA, Assistant Editor T.M. Pieper Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA, Associate Editors C. C. Dibrell University of Mississippi, University, MS, USA, K. A. Eddleston Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, M. Nordqvist Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden, P. Phan Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, K. X. Smyrinos RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, T. Zellweger Universität St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Editorial Board E. Allen Babson College, Babson Park, MA, USA, R.C. Anderson The American University, Washington, DC, USA, R Basco Universität Witten/Herdecke, Witten, Germany, A. Björnberg London Business School, London, UK, K. Cabrera-Suarez Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain, R. Carlock INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, M. Carney Concordia University, Québec, QC, Canada, J.C. Casillas Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain, E. Chang Arkansas State University, State University, AR, USA, L. Chen Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China, J. Chrisman Mississippi State University, Starkesville, MS, USA, J. H. Chua University of Calgary, Calgary, ON, Canada, J.B. Craig Bond University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, C. Cruz Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid, Spain, W Czakon University of Economics in Katowice, Katowice, Poland, L.P. Dana University of Canterbury, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand, S.M. Danes University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, USA, J.A. Davis Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA, W.G. Dyer, Jr Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA, M.A. Gallo IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, A. Gimeno Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE), Barcelona, Spain, S. Goel University of Minnesota at Duluth, Duluth, MD, USA, L.R. Gomez-Mejia Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, C. Graves University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia, C. Howorth University of Bradford, Bradford, England, UK, F. Hoy Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, USA, B. Ibrahim Concordia University, Québec, QC, Canada, F.W. Kellermanns University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, USA, M. Kets de Vries INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, R. King Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong, M. Koiranen University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, R. Labaki Université Montesquieu (Bordeaux IV), Pessac, France, I. Le Breton-Miller HEC Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada, S.-H. Lee Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA, B.F Leleux Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland, R. Litz University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, J.E. Martinez Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago, Chile, P. Mazzola IULM University, Milan, Italy, D.L. McConaughy California State University at Northridge, Northridge, CA, USA, L. Melin Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden, E. Memili University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA, T. Menzies Brock University, St Catharines, ON, Canada, D. Miller HEC Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada, A. Pearson Mississippi State University, Mississippi, MS, USA, P. Poutziouris Cyprus International Institute of Management, Nicosia, Cyprus, E. Poza Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ, USA, K. Ramachandran Indian School of Business, Hyberabad, India, S.B. Rau Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany, D.M. Reeb Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, P. Rosa University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, B. Schulze University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, J. Schwass Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland, P. Sieger Universität St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland, M.C. Sonfield Hofstra University, New York, NY, USA, L.P. Steier University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, A. Stewart Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA, W.L. Tan Singapore Management University, Singapore, J. Thomas University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia, R.N. Trevinyo-Rodriguez Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Edo de Mexico, Mexico, A. Van Gils University of Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands, M. Vasilyev Lomo
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