Dr Josip Kotlar

Senior Lecturer

Profile

Josip Kotlar is Associate Professor of Family Business at the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).

His research interests are at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, and his work focuses primarily on family businesses. On these topics, he has published articles in leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Academy of Management Perspectives, Small Business Economics, Family Business Review, and Journal of Family Business Strategy. His research and teaching are informed by ongoing engagement with family business leaders, business service providers and policy makers.

He received several awards, most recently the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings in 2017, the 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award at Family Business Review, the 2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award at Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and the 2016 Emerald Citations of Excellence Award. In 2017, he received the Dean's Award “Early Career Researcher of the Year” at LUMS.

He is member of the Editorial Boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Family Business Review, and Journal of Family Business Strategy, and served as Guest Editor for Special Issues in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and International Journal of Management Reviews. He is a Board Member and Executive Director of Research & Publications of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA).

Managing Strategic Change in Family Business: The Case of Glopac Chemical
Feranita, F., De Massis, A.V., Santora, J.C., Kotlar, J. 2/01/2018
Other contribution

Sector-Based Entrepreneurial Capabilities and the Promise of Sector Studies in Entrepreneurship
De Massis, A.V., Kotlar, J., Wright, M., Kellermanns, F.W. 01/2018 In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 42, 1, 21 p.
Editorial

Small and medium enterprise (SME) research in SCM: the case for single-respondent research designs
Kull, T., Kotlar, J., Spring, M. 01/2018 In: Journal of Supply Chain Management. 54, 1, p. 23-34. 12 p.
Journal article

Collaborative innovation in family firms: Past research, current debates and agenda for future research
Feranita, F., Kotlar, J., De Massis, A. 21/09/2017 In: Journal of Family Business Strategy. 8, 3, p. 137-156. 20 p.
Journal article

Financial wealth, socioemotional wealth and IPO underpricing in family firms: a two-stage gamble model
Kotlar, J., Signori, A., De Massis, A., Vismara, S. 26/06/2017 In: Academy of Management Journal. 58 p.
Journal article

Conflicting selves: family owners’ multiple goals and self-control agency problems in private firms
De Massis, A.V., Kotlar, J., Mazzola, P., Minola, T., Sciascia, S. 11/10/2016 In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
Journal article

Family involvement and R&D expenses in the context of weak property rights protection: an examination of non-state-owned listed companies in China
De Massis, A.V., Ding, S., Kotlar, J., Wu, Z. 29/06/2016 In: European Journal of Finance.
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. 06/2016 In: Family Business Review. 29, 2, p. 189-213. 25 p.
Journal article

The paradoxical and time-varying effects of family ownership on absorptive capacity
Kotlar, J., De Massis, A.V., Frattini, F., Kammerlander, N. 15/04/2016 In: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. 6 p.
Journal article

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. 1/02/2016 In: Academy of Management Perspectives. 30, 1, p. 93-116. 24 p.
Journal article

Family business entrepreneurship
Wright, M., De Massis, A., Scholes, L., Hughes, M., Kotlar, J. 2016 Institute for Family Business. 50 p.
Commissioned report

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.
Journal article

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.
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. 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 In: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. 2015
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

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.
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. 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.
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
De Massis, A., 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.
Chapter

R&D Investments by Chinese Private Firms
01/11/2014 → 01/12/2014
Research

Conformity or divergence... To what? Selective imitative behavior and product innovation introduction in family firms
Prize (including medals and awards)

Uncovering the success and secrets of long lasting and innovative family businesses
Invited talk

2016 Emerald Citations of Excellence Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

Family Owned Business Institute (FOBI) Scholar
Fellowship awarded competitively

Outstanding Reviewer Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

Excellent Reviewer Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

Innovation through tradition: What can we learn from innovative family businesses?
Invited talk

Family business research: Current trends and future opportunities
Invited talk

Qualitative research in family business
Invited talk

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings
Prize (including medals and awards)

FOBI Scholar in Residence
National/international honour

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Editorial activity

International Journal of Management Reviews
Editorial activity

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Editorial activity

Family Business Review
Editorial activity

Academic Program Chair - International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) 2015 Annual Conference
Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Innovation in family firms: Prospects for future research
Invited talk

Best Practitioner Focused Paper Award - FERC Conference 2014
Prize (including medals and awards)

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings
Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Conference Paper Award - IFERA 2014
Prize (including medals and awards)

FOBI Scholar
Fellowship awarded competitively

Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
Publication peer-review

Best Paper Award Finalist - EURAM 2014
Prize (including medals and awards)

The Journal of Product Innovation Management
Editorial activity

Certificate of Qualification “The art and craft of reviewing”
Prize (including medals and awards)

Certificate in Excellence in Reviewing
Prize (including medals and awards)

IFERA 14th Annual World Family Business Research Conference
Participation in conference

Co-Chair - IPDM Conference track “Innovation and Product Development in Family Firms”
Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Corporate Governance: An International Review
Publication peer-review

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Publication peer-review

Journal of Family Business Strategy
Publication peer-review

Best Paper Award - FERC 2012
Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Doctoral Student Paper Award - FERC 2012
Prize (including medals and awards)

Journal of Small Business Management
Publication peer-review

Best Paper Award - EFMD 2011
Prize (including medals and awards)

Faranita Feranita

PhD student, Programme Assistant
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Bingbing Ge

PhD student

Lijie Wang

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