Dr Josip Kotlar

Lecturer

Profile

Josip Kotlar is Lecturer at the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation of the Lancaster University Management School.

His research is at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, and his work focuses primarily on family businesses. On these topics, Josip Kotlar has published articles in leading journals including Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Small Business Economics, Journal of Small Business Management, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Family Business Review and the Journal of Family Business Strategy. His research has been featured in Tharawat and MiBiz magazines and won several awards including the Best Paper Proceedings at the 2015 and 2014 Academy of Management Conference, the Best Practitioner Focused Paper Award at FERC in 2014, the Best Conference Paper Award at IFERA 2014 and the Best Paper Award and Best Doctoral Student Award at FERC in 2012.

Josip Kotlar is member of the Editorial Review Board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and guest-editor of special issues in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and the International Journal of Management Reviews. He served as the Academic Program Chair of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) 2015 Conference.

He is the Program Director of the MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Practice and Scheme of Study Director of the MSc in International Innovation (Entrepreneurship pathway) at LUMS, where he teaches entrepreneurship and family business at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He works with the Centre for Family Business on business engagement and executive education programs for family business owners and managers.

Innovation through tradition: lessons from innovative family businesses and directions for future research
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Frattini, F., Messeni Petruzzelli, A., Wright, M. 11/01/2016 In: Academy of Management Perspectives.
Journal article

Family governance at work: organizing for new product development in family SMEs
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Frattini, F., Chrisman, J.J., Nordqvist, M. 7/01/2016 In: Family Business Review. 25 p.
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The impact of family involvement on SMEs performance: theory and evidence
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Campopiano, G., Cassia, L. 10/2015 In: Journal of Small Business Management. 53, 4, p. 924-948. 25 p.
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Learning resources for family business education: a review and directions for future developments
De Massis, A., Kotlar, J. 1/09/2015 In: Academy of Management Learning and Education. 14, 3, p. 415-422. 8 p.
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A note on family influence and the adoption of discontinuous technologies in family firms
Chrisman, J.J., Fang, H., Kotlar, J., De Massis, A. 05/2015 In: The Journal of Product Innovation Management. 32, 3, p. 384-388. 5 p.
Journal article

Family influence and R&D investments in transition economies: reconciling behavioral and institutional views
De Massis, A., Gao, Z., Huang, Q., Kotlar, J. 2015
Working paper

Rate of substitution between economic and socioemotional wealth in family firm IPO underpricing
Signori, A., Kotlar, J., De Massis, A., Vismara, S. 2015
Meeting abstract

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 01/2014 In: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. 2014, Meeting Abstract Suppl., 7 p.
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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. Babson College Centre for Entrepreneurship p. 81-86. 6 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Generational differences and international diversification in family firms
Memili, E., Fang, H., De Massis, A., Kotlar, J. 2014
Abstract

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

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

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.
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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.
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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

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.
Chapter

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.
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