Ivan Miroshnychenko

Research Fellow and Term Research Professor of Family Business and Sustainability

Ivan Miroshnychenko is a Research Fellow and Term Research Professor of Family Business and Sustainability.

Prior to joining IMD, Miroshnychenko was an Assistant Professor of Economics and Management at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy). He has also held visiting positions at universities and research institutions in the UK (Lancaster University), Germany (WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Free University of Berlin, and Humboldt University of Berlin), Sweden (Linnaeus University), and Italy (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies).

He carries out research on the economics and management of family businesses and sustainability with a focus on how to manage growth dynamics, nurture environmental champions, and design successful family-business governance mechanisms. His research has been published in leading academic journals including Business Strategy and the Environment, Economic Notes, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Cleaner Production, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and R&D Management. He is also on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Family Business Strategy.

Miroshnychenko has won numerous research awards including an honorable mention for the 2022 Family Firm Institute Best Unpublished Research Paper Award, 2021 Family Business Review Excellent Reviewer Award, 2021 Academy of Management Conference (Organizations and the Natural Environment Division) Best Paper, 2020 Research Award of the Südtiroler Sparkasse Foundation at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 2020 International Family Enterprise Research Academy Best Reviewer Award, 2019-2020 Top Cited Article in Economic Notes, 2019 International Family Enterprise Research Academy Best Paper Contribution to Practice Award, and 2013 University of South Australia International PhD Student Competition Winner.

His research has also received numerous grants and scholarships from various public funding bodies and private organizations including the Institute for Economic Thinking, Cato Institute, John S Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Research and Development Management Association, the Swedish Institute, the Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

He holds a PhD in management (innovation, services, and sustainability) from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and an MSc in management and strategy (entrepreneurship) from the University of Sheffield.

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