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Alfredo Vittorio De Massis
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
EngineeringBusinessEconomicsMarketingManagement
267Publications
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#1Nicholas Argyres (WashU: Washington University in St. Louis)H-Index: 21
#2Alfredo Vittorio De Massis (Lancaster University)H-Index: 30
Last. Brian S. Silverman (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 21
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#1Alfredo Vittorio De Massis (Lancaster University)H-Index: 30
#2Kimberly A. Eddleston (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 35
Last. Paola Rovelli (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)H-Index: 1
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Opportunity exploitation is a key aspect of the corporate entrepreneurship process and is particularly important to maintain a family firm through multiple generations. Drawing on an organizational design perspective, we investigate opportunity exploitation in family versus nonfamily firms. The empirical analyses on survey data from a sample of 224 Italian firms reveal that family firms exploit significantly fewer opportunities than nonfamily firms, and this result is fully mediated by the organ...
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#1Ivan Miroshnychenko (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)H-Index: 3
#2Andreas Strobl (Lancaster University)
Last. Alfredo Vittorio De Massis (Lancaster University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract Recognizing that business model innovation (BMI) is a constant source of value creation in the digital economy, we examine the nexus between absorptive capacity and strategic flexibility, and their effects on BMI. We argue that to increase strategic flexibility and innovate their business model, firms need to develop their potential absorptive capacity (acquisition and assimilation of knowledge) as well as their realized absorptive capacity (transformation and exploitation of knowledge)...
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#1Peter JaskiewiczH-Index: 15
#2Donald O. NeubaumH-Index: 21
Last. Daniel T. HoltH-Index: 22
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#1Francesco Debellis (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)H-Index: 1
#2Alfredo Vittorio De Massis (Lancaster University)H-Index: 30
Last. Manlio Del Giudice (Link Campus University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Despite the considerable increase in studies on international joint ventures (IJVs) and family business, the two research streams have yet to be systemically integrated. Family firms have unique characteristics that affect their involvement in IJVs differently from their non-family counterparts. Indeed, family firms face a paradox entailing a lower willingness to form IJVs, but a higher ability to govern them. Drawing on three distinct components of strategic agility (i.e., strategic se...
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#1Stefania Migliori (University of Chieti-Pescara)H-Index: 3
#2Alfredo Vittorio De Massis (Lancaster University)H-Index: 30
Last. Francesco PaoloneH-Index: 4
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Abstract We investigate the relationship between family management and innovation investment propensity in family firms through analyzing the effect of two innovation impulses: demand-pull and technology-push. Extending the technology-push/demand-pull framework to the context of family firms, and adopting a direct measure of firms’ innovation investment propensity, we test our hypotheses on a sample of 1093 Italian small and medium-sized family firms. Our results show that both the demand-pull a...
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We present a theoretical framework of family ownership as a driver of the heterogeneity (between‐firm differences) and variability (within‐firm differences over time) of absorptive capacity (AC). Building on our analysis of the multiple dimensions of family owner influence on firm behavior and the mechanisms that can shape the firm willingness and ability to acquire, assimilate, transform, and exploit external knowledge, we introduce the concepts of motivation gap and implementation gap to expla...
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