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Exploring the relationship between types of family involvement and collaborative innovation in design-intensive firms: insights from two leading players in the furniture industry

Published on Nov 26, 2019in Industry and Innovation3.157
· DOI :10.1080/13662716.2019.1623762
Stefano Magistretti2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Polytechnic University of Milan),
Claudio Dell'Era17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Polytechnic University of Milan)
+ 1 AuthorsFederico Frattini27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Polytechnic University of Milan)
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ABSTRACTInnovation in family firms has attracted considerable interest from scholars and practitioners in recent years. However, further theoretical and empirical research is needed to illuminate t...
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