Dr Josip KotlarLecturer
Josip Kotlar is Lecturer at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED) of the Lancaster University Management School.
His research interests focus primarily on family business, innovation and 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 and the Journal of Product Innovation Management, as well as dedicated family business journals like Family Business Review and the Journal of Family Business Strategy. His research won several awards, including the Best Paper Proceedings at the 2014 Academy of Management Conference and the Best Paper Award and Best Doctoral Student Award at the 2012 Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC).
Josip Kotlar is also involved in executive education programs for family business owners and managers and collaborative projects with family businesses.
- Family business
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Small and medium enterprises
- Leadership and management learning processes
- Process data and qualitative research methods
Josip Kotlar teaches modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on family business and entrepreneurship topics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 2014 In: The Journal of Product Innovation Management.
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.
Strategic reference points in family firms
Kotlar, J., De Massis, A., Fang, H., Frattini, F. 2014 In: Small Business Economics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.