Research focus family business One particular goal is to generate new, scientific insights in the domain of family businesses. Thereby, we contribute to the international research community and create new knowledge for our other activities. We generate novel insights through participation in research conferences, publications in scientific journals, just as the collaboration in international research projects. Research is not an end in itself, however. Rather, we integrate research results in our teaching and executive education. This approach is reflected in our main research categories: Strategic Management in Family Firms Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Family Firms Succession in Family Firms Governance in Family Firms We contribute to several international research projects, such as the GUESSS and the STEP project. Finally, we serve on the editorial boards of leading academic journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Family Business Review, just as Journal of Family Business Strategy. Representative publications Foss, N., Klein, P., Lien, L., Zellweger, T. & Zenger, T. (2020). Ownership competence. Strategic Management Journal. Schulze, W. S. & Zellweger, T. M. (2020). Property rights, owner-management, and value creation. Academy of Management Review. Querbach, S., Bird, M., Kraft, P. S., & Kammerlander, N. (2020). When the Former CEO stays on Board: The Role of the Predecessor’s Board Retention for Product Innovation in Family Firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 37(2), 184-207. Hsueh, J. W. J., & Gomez-Solorzano, M. (2019). Social tie heterogeneity and firms’ networking strategy. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 43(2), 352-359. Richards, M., Kammerlander, N., & Zellweger, T. (2019). Listening to the Heart or the Head? Exploring the “Willingness Versus Ability” Succession Dilemma. Family Business Review, 32(4), 330-353. Zellweger, T. M., Chrisman, J. J., Chua, J. H., & Steier, L. P. (2019). Social structures, social relationships, and family firms. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 43(2), 207-223. Bird, M. & Zellweger, T.M. (2018). Relational embeddedness and firm growth: Comparing spousal and sibling entrepreneurs. Organization Science 29(2), 264-283. Gomez-Mejia, L. R., Patel, P. C., & Zellweger, T. M. (2018). In the horns of the dilemma: Socioemotional wealth, financial wealth, and acquisitions in family firms. Journal of Management, 44(4), 1369-1397. Hsueh, J. W. J. (2018) Governance structure and the credibility gap: Experimental evidence on family businesses’ sustainability reporting. Journal of Business Ethics, 153(2). 547-568. Neckebrouck, J., Schulze, W., & Zellweger, T.M. (2018). Are family firms good employers?. Academy of Management Journal, 61(2), 553-585, doi: 10.5465/amj.2016.076. Rousseau, M. B., Kellermanns, F., Zellweger, T., & Beck, T. E. (2018). Relationship conflict, family name congruence, and socioemotional wealth in family firms. Family Business Review, 31(4), 397-416. Richards, M., Zellweger, T.M., & Gond, J. P. (2017). Maintaining moral legitimacy through worlds and words: An explanation of firms' investment in sustainability certification. Journal of Management Studies, 54(5), 676-710. Stanley, L., Kellermanns, F. W., & Zellweger, T. M. (2017). Latent profile analysis: Understanding family firm profiles. Family Business Review, 30(1), 84-102. Bird, M. & Wennberg, K. (2016). Why family matters: The impact of family resources on immigrant entrepreneurs' exit from entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing, 31(6), 687-704. Duran, P., Kammerlander, N., Van Essen, M., & Zellweger, T.M. (2016). Doing more with less: Innovation input and output in family firms. Academy of Management Journal, 59(4), 1224-1264. Sieger, P., Gruber, M., Fauchart, E., & Zellweger, T.M. (2016). Measuring the social identity of entrepreneurs: Scale development and international validation. Journal of Business Venturing, 31(5), 542-572. Zellweger, T.M., Richards, M., Sieger, P., & Patel, P. C. (2016). How much am I expected to pay for my parents' firm? An institutional logics perspective on family discounts. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 40(5), 1041-1069. Banalieva, E.R., Eddleston, K.A., & Zellweger, T.M. (2015). When do family firms have an advantage in transitioning economies? Toward a dynamic institution‐based view. Strategic Management Journal, 36(9), 1358-1377. Justo, R., DeTienne, D.R., & Sieger, P. (2015). Failure or voluntary exit? Reassessing the female underperformance hypothesis. Journal of Business Venturing, 30(6), 775-792. Kammerlander, N., Dessi, C., Bird, M., Floris, M., & Murru, A. (2015). The impact of shared stories on family firm innovation: A multicase study. Family Business Review, 28(4), 332-354. Zellweger, T. & Kammerlander, N. (2015). Family, wealth, and governance: An agency account. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 39(6), 1281-1303. Bird, M. & Wennberg, K. (2014). Regional influences on the prevalence of family versus non-family start-ups. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(3), 421-436. Dehlen, T., Zellweger, T.M., Kammerlander, N., & Halter, F. (2014). The role of information asymmetry in the choice of entrepreneurial exit routes. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(2), 193-209. König, A., Kammerlander, N., & Enders, A. (2013). The family innovator's dilemma: How family influence affects the adoption of discontinuous technologies by incumbent firms. Academy of Management Review, 38(3), 418-441. Sieger, P., Zellweger, T.M., & Aquino, K. (2013). Turning agents into psychological principals: Aligning interests of non‐owners through psychological ownership. Journal of Management Studies, 50(3), 361-388. Wiklund, J., Nordqvist, M., Hellerstedt, K., & Bird, M. (2013). Internal versus external ownership transition in family firms: An embeddedness perspective. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(6), 1319-1340. Zellweger, T.M., Nason, R.S., Nordqvist, M., & Brush, C.G. (2013). Why do family firms strive for nonfinancial goals? An organizational identity perspective. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(2), 229-248. Eddleston, K.A., Kellermanns, F.W., & Zellweger, T.M. (2012). Exploring the entrepreneurial behavior of family firms: Does the stewardship perspective explain differences? Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36(2), 347-367. Kellermanns, F.W., Eddleston, K.A., & Zellweger, T.M. (2012). Extending the socioemotional wealth perspective: A look at the dark side. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36(6), 1175-1182. Zellweger, T.M., Kellermanns, F.W., Chrisman, J.J., & Chua, J.H. (2012). Family control and family firm valuation by family CEOs: The importance of intentions for transgenerational control. Organization Science, 23(3), 851-868. Zellweger, T.M., Sieger, P., & Halter, F. (2011). Should I stay or should I go? Career choice intentions of students with family business background. Journal of Business Venturing, 26(5), 521-536.