Dr Josip Kotlar

Lecturer

Profile

Josip Kotlar is Lecturer at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED) of the Lancaster University Management School, and Deputy Director of the MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Practice.

His research interests focus primarily on family business, innovation and strategic entrepreneurship. His research examines the distinctive strategic and organizational challenges of family firms and their consequences for innovation, performance and growth. On these topics, he has published articles in leading journals including Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, the Journal of Product Innovation Management and Family Business Review. Recent research awards include the Best Paper Proceedings at the 2014 Academy of Management Conference, the Best Paper Award at the 2014 International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Conference, and the Best Practitioner Focused Paper Award at the 2014 Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC). 

Josip Kotlar teaches family business modules at the undergraduate and postgradute levels, and works with the Centre for Family Business on the development of executive education programs for family business owners and managers and other collaborative projects with family businesses.

Learning resources for family business education: a review and directions for future developments
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J. expected in 2015 In: Academy of Management Learning and Education.
Journal article

Profitability goals, control goals, and the R&D investment decisions of family and non-family firms
Kotlar, J., Fang, H., De Massis, A., Frattini, F. 11/2014 In: The Journal of Product Innovation Management. 31, 6, p. 1128-1145. 18 p.
Journal article

Strategic reference points in family firms
Kotlar, J., De Massis, A., Fang, H., Frattini, F. 10/2014 In: Small Business Economics. 43, 3, p. 597-619. 23 p.
Journal article

Ability and willingness as sufficiency conditions for family-oriented particularistic behavior: implications for theory and empirical studies
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Chua, J., Chrisman, J.J. 04/2014 In: Journal of Small Business Management. 52, 2, p. 344–364. 21 p.
Journal article

The case study method in family business research: guidelines for qualitative scholarship
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J. 03/2014 In: Journal of Family Business Strategy. 5, 1, p. 15-29. 15 p.
Journal article

The temporal evolution of proactiveness in family firms: the horizontal S-curve hypothesis
De Massis, A., Chirico, F., Kotlar, J., Naldi, L. 03/2014 In: Family Business Review. 27, 1, p. 35-50. 16 p.
Journal article

Beales Hotels: embracing change while minding their own business for over 200 years
De Massis, A., Discua Cruz, A., Jackson, J., Kotlar, J., Mazzelli, A. 2014 In: The Global STEP Booklet Volume II. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 81-86. 6 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Are they all alike?: heterogeneity of family owners' goals and P-P agency costs in private firms
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Mazzola, P., Minola, T., Sciascia, S. 2014 In: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. 7 p.
Journal article

A note on family influence and the adoption of discontinuous technologies in family firms
Chrisman, J.J., Fang, H., Kotlar, J., De Massis, A. 2014 In: The Journal of Product Innovation Management.
Journal article

The impact of family involvement on SMEs performance: theory and evidence
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Campopiano, G., Cassia, L. 2014 In: Journal of Small Business Management.
Journal article

Technology acquisition in family and non-family firms: a longitudinal analysis of Spanish manufacturing firms
Kotlar, J., De Massis, A., Frattini, F., Bianchi, M., Fang, H. 11/2013 In: The Journal of Product Innovation Management. 30, 6, p. 1073-1088. 16 p.
Journal article

Goal setting in family firms: goal diversity, social interactions, and collective commitment to family-centered goals
Kotlar, J., De Massis, A. 11/2013 In: Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice. 37, 6, p. 1263-1288. 26 p.
Journal article

Dispersion of family ownership and the performance of small-to-medium size private family firms
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Campopiano, G., Cassia, L. 09/2013 In: Journal of Family Business Strategy. 4, 3, p. 166-175. 10 p.
Journal article

Is social capital perceived as a source of competitive advantage or disadvantage for family firms?: an exploratory analysis of CEO perceptions
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Frattini, F. 03/2013 In: Journal of Entrepreneurship. 22, 1, p. 15-41. 27 p.
Journal article

How do family firm CEOs perceive their competitive advantages and disadvantages?: empirical evidence from the transportation industry
Massis, A.D., Kotlar, J., Cassia, L. 1/01/2013 In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 19, 2, p. 167-189. 23 p.
Journal article

Capitale sociale e vantaggio competitivo nel family business: un’analisi esplorativa delle percezioni degli amministratori delegati
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Nordqvist, M. 2013 In: Economia e Politica Industriale. 40, 2, p. 5-28. 24 p.
Journal article

Trends in family business empirical research
De Massis, A., Sharma, P., Chua, J., Chrisman, J.J., Kotlar, J. 2012 In: Family business studies. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar ISBN: 9781781002971.
Chapter

State-of-the-art of family business research
De Massis, A., Sharma, P., Chua, J., Chrisman, J.J., Kotlar, J. 2012 In: Family business studies. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar ISBN: 9781781002971. Electronic ISBN: 9781781002988.
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