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Article “Innovation in the post-succession phase of family firms" by Jan Zybura, Nora Zybura, Jan-Philipp Ahrens und Michael Woywode published in the Journal of Family Business Strategy (online first) (26.03.20)
In their article "Innovation in the post-succession phase of family firms: Family CEO successors and leadership constellations as resources", the authors (all University of Mannheim/ ifm) investigate the post-succession innovation output of family and non-family CEO successors in family businesses using a sample of 455 German family firm successions. From a resource- and knowledge-based perspective, it is examined how successor origin (i.e., family versus non-family CEO), continued predecessor influence, and context factors are related to post-succession innovation output. Results indicate that a family CEO successor, higher successor CEO-related human capital, and prolonged predecessor influence increase the likelihood that post-succession innovation output is realized and, further, that the effect of predecessor CEO influence is moderated by successor CEO-related human capital. These results suggest that in many leadership constellations, distinctive familiness and access to the predecessors’ knowledge resources, as well as the transfer of resources and knowledge spillovers, provide a setting that enables innovation.
Podiumsdiskussion „Welche Erwartungen haben die Unternehmensnachfolger des Mittelstands an die Politik?“ des ifm Förderkreis (01.06.17)
Die Frage „Welche Erwartungen haben die Unternehmensnachfolger des Mittelstands an die Politik?“ diskutieren der Bundesvorsitzende der Wirtschaftsjunioren, Alex Kulitz, der Bundesvorsitzende der Handwerksjunioren, René Fornol, der CDU Bundestagskandidat Nikolas Löbel sowie der SPD Bundestagskandidat und frühere Superminister von Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Nils Schmid. Moderiert wird die Gesprächsrunde von Gerhard Augstein vom SWR. Die Veranstaltung findet am 19. Juli 2017 um 19:15 Uhr statt. mehr...
Research articles of AkadR Dr. Jan-Philipp Ahrens win Best Article Award and an Honourable Mention (29.09.16)
Current research of the IfM Family Business Research Team is being awarded and celebrated for its practical relevance and its scientific methodological rigour at two international peer-reviewed conferences. mehr...
Vortrag beim Tsinghua MBA Student Family Business Club (Tshinghua University, Beijing, China) (16.04.16)
Am 14. April 2016 hat Jan Zybura (Mitarbeiter des ifm, Bereiche Entrepreneurship und Familienunternehmen) den Tsinghua MBA Student Family Business Club in Beijing getroffen. Im Rahmen des Besuchs der Tsinghua University wurden aktuelle Themen aus Forschung und Praxis mit der nächsten Manager-Generation chinesischer Familienunternehmen diskutiert. mehr...
Jan-Philipp Ahrens and Michael Woywode win FFI Research Award (29.10.14)
The article "Heroes of the Green Room - Post-Succession Restructuring and Corporate Performance in Family Firms" by Jan-Philipp Ahrens and Michael Woywode was awarded the FFI Best Unpublished Research Award 2014. The award was presented and both researchers honored at an awards gala dinner in the halls of the Smithsonian Society in Washington, D.C. (USA). mehr...
IfM Artikel gewinnt einen Best Paper Award bei der Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC) 2014, Portland (USA) (16.06.14)
"Inside CEO Successions in Family Firms: Should the Predecessor Stay Active or Cultivate Roses?" von Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Michael Woywode und Jan Zybura erhält die Auszeichnung am 7. Juni 2014. mehr...
Gender Preferences in CEO Successions in Family Firms - Family Characteristics and Human Capital of the Successor (11.04.13)
The article "Gender Preferences in CEO Successions in Family Firms - Family Characteristics and Human Capital of the Successor" by Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Andreas Landmann and Michael Woywode was accepted for presentation at the International Family Enterprise Research Academy Conference 2013 (2nd-5th July) in St. Gallen, which is an internationally renowned conference in family enterprise research field. The project's results previously recieved attention in the media in an article on entrepreneurial succession by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Nepotism - CEO Succession, Ownership and Enterprise Performance (11.04.13)
The article "Nepotism - CEO Succession, Ownership and Enterprise Performance" by Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Sandra Gottschalk and Michael Woywode will be presented at the European Academy of Management Annual Conference 2013 in Istanbul.
(26th-29th June)

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