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Executive gender and firm leverage decisions: The role of firm ownership and governance

Female leadership in strategic decision-making has received considerable attention in the context of global gender inequality. To advance our understanding of the role of executive gender in corporate financing decisions, we examine whether family firms are less likely to use leverage than their non-family counterparts when they have a female le…

Family Business Board Diversity and Equity and Inclusion
By Alfredo De Massis, Fernando Muñoz-Bullón, Maria J. Sanchez-Bueno, Pilar Velasco and Silvio Vismara
in Journal of Business Research
June 2024, vol. 179, 114700, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2024.114700
Executive gender and firm leverage decisions: The role of firm ownership and governance
By Alfredo De Massis Fernando Muñoz-Bullón Maria J. Sanchez-Bueno Pilar Velasco and Silvio Vismara
in Journal of Business Research June 2024, vol. 179, 114700, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2024.114700
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Female leadership in strategic decision-making has received considerable attention in the context of global gender inequality. To advance our understanding of the role of executive gender in corporate financing decisions, we examine whether family firms are less likely to use leverage than their non-family counterparts when they have a female le…
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Politically connected EMNCs in a (de)globalising world: A review and future research directions

Emerging market multinational corporations (EMNCs) have emerged as significant global players, driven by their home country political connections that present both opportunities and challenges. Despite the insights gained from current studies, we still lack a clear conceptualisation of diverse political connections and the distinctiveness of pol…

Geopolitics Global Business
By Dongdong Huang, Lai Si Tsui-Auch, Marleen Dieleman and David Gomulya
in International Business Review
June 2024, vol. 33, no. 3, 102196, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2023.102196
Politically connected EMNCs in a (de)globalising world: A review and future research directions
By Dongdong Huang Lai Si Tsui-Auch Marleen Dieleman and David Gomulya
in International Business Review June 2024, vol. 33, no. 3, 102196, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2023.102196
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Emerging market multinational corporations (EMNCs) have emerged as significant global players, driven by their home country political connections that present both opportunities and challenges. Despite the insights gained from current studies, we still lack a clear conceptualisation of diverse political connections and the distinctiveness of pol…
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Acquisition relatedness in family firms: Do the environment and the institutional context matter?

Research on the acquisition behaviour of family firms has produced conflicting theoretical arguments and mixed empirical findings on their propensity to acquire related or unrelated targets. While previous work has mainly focused on firm-level variables, this study examines the environment in which family firms operate and the institutional cont…

Family Business Mergers and Acquisitions
By Michele Pinelli, Francesco Chirico, Alfredo De Massis and Alessandro Zattoni
in Journal of Management Studies
June 2024, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 1562-1589, https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12932
Acquisition relatedness in family firms: Do the environment and the institutional context matter?
By Michele Pinelli Francesco Chirico Alfredo De Massis and Alessandro Zattoni
in Journal of Management Studies June 2024, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 1562-1589, https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12932
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Research on the acquisition behaviour of family firms has produced conflicting theoretical arguments and mixed empirical findings on their propensity to acquire related or unrelated targets. While previous work has mainly focused on firm-level variables, this study examines the environment in which family firms operate and the institutional cont…
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Transforming customer experience: A story of ambition, values, beliefs, and digital capabilities

In this interview with Piyush Gupta CEO of DBS, we explore the bank’s market-oriented transformation journey from an underperforming mainly local Singaporean bank to becoming a globally significant Asian-based player earning accolades such as “World’s Best Bank.” We explore Gupta’s role in promoting market orientation and his focus on customer e…

Strategy Customer Centricity Digital
By Seán Meehan
in AMS Review
21 May 2024, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13162-024-00278-6
Transforming customer experience: A story of ambition, values, beliefs, and digital capabilities
By Seán Meehan
in AMS Review 21 May 2024, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13162-024-00278-6
Summary
In this interview with Piyush Gupta CEO of DBS, we explore the bank’s market-oriented transformation journey from an underperforming mainly local Singaporean bank to becoming a globally significant Asian-based player earning accolades such as “World’s Best Bank.” We explore Gupta’s role in promoting market orientation and his focus on customer e…
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Untangling the yarn: A contextualization of human resource management to the family firm setting

Despite the efforts to contextualize human resource management to family firms, scientific literature addressing this study domain suffers from limited systematization. The article arranges an integrative framework to make sense of the challenges faced by family firms in designing and implementing human resource management practices. Bibliograph…

Family Business Human Resources
By Elena Casprini, Rocco Palumbo and Alfredo De Massis
in Journal of Family Business Strategy
17 May 2024, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2024.100621
Untangling the yarn: A contextualization of human resource management to the family firm setting
By Elena Casprini Rocco Palumbo and Alfredo De Massis
in Journal of Family Business Strategy 17 May 2024, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2024.100621
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Despite the efforts to contextualize human resource management to family firms, scientific literature addressing this study domain suffers from limited systematization. The article arranges an integrative framework to make sense of the challenges faced by family firms in designing and implementing human resource management practices. Bibliograph…
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Linking biases and paradoxes in the family entrepreneurship context: An integrative framework for future research

Biases and paradoxes are inherently context-dependent phenomena, as they are influenced by various contextual factors that can either magnify or diminish their prominence. In the realm of family entrepreneurship, these contextual intricacies are particularly pronounced due to the confluence of family life, family values, and family and business …

Family Business
By Minas N. Kastanakis, Katerina Kampouri, Christian Linder, Michael Christofi and Alfredo De Massis
in Small Business Economics
13 May 2024, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-024-00931-1
Linking biases and paradoxes in the family entrepreneurship context: An integrative framework for future research
By Minas N. Kastanakis Katerina Kampouri Christian Linder Michael Christofi and Alfredo De Massis
in Small Business Economics 13 May 2024, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-024-00931-1
Summary
Biases and paradoxes are inherently context-dependent phenomena, as they are influenced by various contextual factors that can either magnify or diminish their prominence. In the realm of family entrepreneurship, these contextual intricacies are particularly pronounced due to the confluence of family life, family values, and family and business …
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The crisis in democratic capitalism in Europe is real – CEOs are central to the solution

Democratic capitalism provides the strongest foundation for innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth, but European competitiveness is declining alarmingly. Business leaders have a key part to play in raising productivity and creating opportunities to lessen the appeal of populism

Leadership Competitiveness
By Simon J. Evenett and Johannes Fritz
in I by IMD
6 June 2024
The crisis in democratic capitalism in Europe is real – CEOs are central to the solution
By Simon J. Evenett and Johannes Fritz
in I by IMD 6 June 2024
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Democratic capitalism provides the strongest foundation for innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth, but European competitiveness is declining alarmingly. Business leaders have a key part to play in raising productivity and creating opportunities to lessen the appeal of populism
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Sustainable design as economic growth [サステナブルデザインとは成長のことなの]
Sustainability Economics Growth
By Patrick Reinmoeller and Seiichiro Yonekura
in Hitotsubashi Business Review
Summer 2024, vol. 72, no. 1
Sustainable design as economic growth [サステナブルデザインとは成長のことなの]
By Patrick Reinmoeller and Seiichiro Yonekura
in Hitotsubashi Business Review Summer 2024, vol. 72, no. 1
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Sustainable design as economic growth [サステナブルデザインとは成長のことなの]
Sustainability Economics Growth
By Patrick Reinmoeller and Seiichiro Yonekura
in Hitotsubashi Business Review
Summer 2024, vol. 72, no. 1
Sustainable design as economic growth [サステナブルデザインとは成長のことなの]
By Patrick Reinmoeller and Seiichiro Yonekura
in Hitotsubashi Business Review Summer 2024, vol. 72, no. 1
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Stop playing favorites

Although most managers believe that they give each of their team members equal attention, respect, and consideration, four decades’ worth of empirical research says otherwise. Studies show that nearly all bosses have—or are seen to have—in-groups and out-groups. Employees on the wrong side of these divides experience a reduction in engagement, s…

Team Dynamics Leadership Workplace Well-being Communication
By Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsoux
in Harvard Business Review
July-August 2024, vol. 102, issue 4
Stop playing favorites
By Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsoux
in Harvard Business Review July-August 2024, vol. 102, issue 4
Summary
Although most managers believe that they give each of their team members equal attention, respect, and consideration, four decades’ worth of empirical research says otherwise. Studies show that nearly all bosses have—or are seen to have—in-groups and out-groups. Employees on the wrong side of these divides experience a reduction in engagement, s…
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The circular business revolution: A practical framework for sustainable business models

This practical book will help you transform your business from a linear ‘take-make-waste’ approach into one that is sustainable, circular, but also profitable, resilient, and competitive.

Sustainability Organizational Design
By Julia Katharina Binder and Manuel Braun
Published by Pearson, © 2024
The circular business revolution: A practical framework for sustainable business models
By Julia Katharina Binder and Manuel Braun
Published by Pearson ©2024
Summary
This practical book will help you transform your business from a linear ‘take-make-waste’ approach into one that is sustainable, circular, but also profitable, resilient, and competitive.
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The future-ready leader: Accelerated learning for business success

If you’re a business leader looking to stay ahead of the curve, this book is an essential guide. It offers a comprehensive overview of the major trends shaping the future of business, drawing on reviews of 70 recent management books and interviews with 21 senior leaders. What sets this book apart is that it’s grounded in the real-world experienc…

Leadership Disruption Change Management Strategy
By Peter Lorange and Karin Mugnaini
Published by Springer, © 2023
The future-ready leader: Accelerated learning for business success
By Peter Lorange and Karin Mugnaini
Published by Springer ©2023
Summary
If you’re a business leader looking to stay ahead of the curve, this book is an essential guide. It offers a comprehensive overview of the major trends shaping the future of business, drawing on reviews of 70 recent management books and interviews with 21 senior leaders. What sets this book apart is that it’s grounded in the real-world experienc…
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Available Languages English
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