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Melin, Leif
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Salvato, C., Chirico, F., Melin, L. & Seidl, D. (2019). Coupling family business research with organization studies: Interpretations, issues, and insights. Organization Studies, 40(6), 775-791
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coupling family business research with organization studies: Interpretations, issues, and insights
2019 (English)In: Organization Studies, ISSN 0170-8406, E-ISSN 1741-3044, Vol. 40, no 6, p. 775-791Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Family-controlled firms are the most widespread form of business organization, but they have so far attracted limited attention from organizational scholars. The present work suggests that coupling research on family business organizations with organization studies will substantially benefit both areas of scholarly research. We explore how the five core defining features of family firms—ownership, management and governance, transgenerational intention, generational involvement, and perceived identity—may be illuminated by extant research in organization studies, and how, in turn, organizational studies may be extended by investigating its key themes in the empirical context of family firms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
Family firm, organization studies, family ownership, family management, family generations, family identity
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43391 (URN)10.1177/0170840619841402 (DOI)000469383300001 ()2-s2.0-85064153996 (Scopus ID)PP JIBS 2019;IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID)PP JIBS 2019;IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number)PP JIBS 2019;IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-03-28 Created: 2019-03-28 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved
Brundin, E. & Melin, L. (2018). Meanings Of Ownership And Emotional Coping With Loss Of Ownership. In: : . Paper presented at 14th Workshop On Family Firm Management Research, Larnaca, Cyprus, May 17-19, 2018. European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Meanings Of Ownership And Emotional Coping With Loss Of Ownership
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), 2018
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41911 (URN)
Conference
14th Workshop On Family Firm Management Research, Larnaca, Cyprus, May 17-19, 2018
Available from: 2018-10-26 Created: 2018-10-26 Last updated: 2018-10-26Bibliographically approved
Achtenhagen, L., Brunninge, O. & Melin, L. (2017). Patterns of dynamic growth in medium-sized companies: beyond the dichotomy of organic versus acquired growth. Long range planning, 50(4), 457-471
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patterns of dynamic growth in medium-sized companies: beyond the dichotomy of organic versus acquired growth
2017 (English)In: Long range planning, ISSN 0024-6301, E-ISSN 1873-1872, Vol. 50, no 4, p. 457-471Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Current research commonly investigates two different growth modes, organic growth and growth by acquisitions. Studies on acquisition-based growth typically draw on cross-sectional quantitative studies of large firms that treat all acquisitions the same. Our study takes a different approach, and explores different growth modes of a smaller sample of medium-sized companies drawing on a longitudinal, qualitative case-study design. This research design allows us to identify eight different growth modes that companies combine in unique ways over time. Thereby, we illustrate that patterns of dynamic growth in medium-sized firms are much more diverse and complex than commonly assumed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
growth, renewal, SME, medium-sized company, strategy, family business, Penrose, organic growth, M&A, growth mode, organic growth
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31709 (URN)10.1016/j.lrp.2016.08.003 (DOI)000405062500003 ()2-s2.0-84995478960 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-09-09 Created: 2016-09-09 Last updated: 2017-09-13Bibliographically approved
Waldkirch, M., Melin, L. & Nordqvist, M. (2017). When the cure turns counterproductive: Parallel professionalization in family firms. In: 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2017: . Paper presented at 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2017; Atlanta; United States; 4 - 8 August 2017 (pp. 1-6). Academy of Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>When the cure turns counterproductive: Parallel professionalization in family firms
2017 (English)In: 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2017, Academy of Management , 2017, p. 1-6Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Pressures to professionalize family firms increasingly encompass ownership practices. Relying on a 10-year single-case study, we show how the parallel professionalization of business and family governance interact over time and how conflicts of norms, introduced through professional practices, affect family and business. We thus cast an ambivalent picture of professionalization. © 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy of Management, 2017
Keywords
Family firms, Professional practices
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41074 (URN)10.5465/ambpp.2017.50 (DOI)2-s2.0-85046469930 (Scopus ID)
Conference
77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2017; Atlanta; United States; 4 - 8 August 2017
Available from: 2018-07-27 Created: 2018-07-27 Last updated: 2018-07-30Bibliographically approved
Achtenhagen, L., Brunninge, O. & Melin, L. (2016). Growth strategies in medium-sized companies - Beyond the dichotomy of organic versus acquired growth. In: : . Paper presented at Strategic Management Society 36th Annual Conference, Berlin, September 17-20, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Growth strategies in medium-sized companies - Beyond the dichotomy of organic versus acquired growth
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Current research commonly investigates two different growth strategies, organic growth and growth by acquisitions. Studies on acquisition-based growth typically draw on cross-sectional quantitative studies of large US-based firms, treating all types of acquisitions as one mode. Our study takes a different approach, and explores different growth strategies of a smaller sample of medium-sized companies drawing on a longitudinal, qualitative design. This research design allows us to identify eight different growth modes. Thereby, we illustrate that dynamic growth processes in medium-sized firms are much more diverse and complex than commonly assumed.

Keywords
growth, growth mode, Penrose, renewal, entrepreneurship, organic growth, M&A
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31986 (URN)
Conference
Strategic Management Society 36th Annual Conference, Berlin, September 17-20, 2016
Available from: 2016-10-14 Created: 2016-10-14 Last updated: 2016-10-17Bibliographically approved
Sharma, P. & Melin, L. (2015). Editors’ Introduction: Evolution and Scope of Family Business Studies (1ed.). In: Sharma, P. & Melin, L. (Ed.), Family Business: Volume I: Scope, Boundaries, and Impact of Family Business (pp. 21-52). London: Sage Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editors’ Introduction: Evolution and Scope of Family Business Studies
2015 (English)In: Family Business: Volume I: Scope, Boundaries, and Impact of Family Business / [ed] Sharma, P. & Melin, L., London: Sage Publications, 2015, 1, p. 21-52Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2015 Edition: 1
Series
SAGE Library in Business and Management Series
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29172 (URN)10.4135/9781473915282 (DOI)9781446207819 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2016-01-22 Last updated: 2016-01-22Bibliographically approved
Sharma, P. & Melin, L. (Eds.). (2015). Family Business: Volume II: The Business Family. London: Sage Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family Business: Volume II: The Business Family
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2015. p. 423
Series
SAGE Library in Business and Management Series
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29166 (URN)10.4135/9781473915282 (DOI)9781446207819 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2016-01-22 Last updated: 2016-01-22Bibliographically approved
Sharma, P. & Melin, L. (Eds.). (2015). Family Business: Volume III: The Family Business. London: Sage Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family Business: Volume III: The Family Business
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2015. p. 444
Series
SAGE Library in Business and Management Series
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29167 (URN)10.4135/9781473915282 (DOI)9781446207819 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2016-01-22 Last updated: 2016-01-22Bibliographically approved
Sharma, P. & Melin, L. (Eds.). (2015). Family Business: Volume IV: Governance and Behavioral Issues in Family Business. London: Sage Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family Business: Volume IV: Governance and Behavioral Issues in Family Business
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2015. p. 404
Series
SAGE Library in Business and Management Series
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29168 (URN)10.4135/9781473915282 (DOI)9781446207819 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2016-01-22 Last updated: 2016-01-22Bibliographically approved
Sund, L.-G., Melin, L. & Haag, K. (2015). Intergenerational ownership succession: Shifting the focus from outcome measurements to preparatory requirements. The Journal of Family Business Strategy, 6(3), 166-177
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intergenerational ownership succession: Shifting the focus from outcome measurements to preparatory requirements
2015 (English)In: The Journal of Family Business Strategy, ISSN 1877-8585, E-ISSN 1877-8593, ISSN 1877-8585, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 166-177Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article contributes to the family business succession literature by (1) addressing ownership succession rather than management succession, (2) recommending a combination of legal and psychological perspectives on ownership to advance our understanding and (3) suggesting a preparatory approach to succession. Measuring the success of management succession has mainly been undertaken by assessing outcomes. Learning retrospectively why a succession was (un)successful may deepen our understanding of the process, but it is not particularly helpful to the business in question. We propose an alternative method for ownership succession: a preparatory approach that establishes requirements to fulfill before the succession takes place. These requirements are presented in a model that considers both the legal/financial and the psychological aspects of ownership and are formulated to improve intergenerational ownership succession and the post-succession prosperity of the firm.

Keywords
Ownership, Succession, Preparation, Legal ownership, Psychological ownership
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27977 (URN)10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.07.001 (DOI)000362135800004 ()2-s2.0-84941171017 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-09-17 Created: 2015-09-17 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
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