Research focus SMEs and family businesses Striving for excellence in research paired with strong practical impact, we generate novel scientific insights on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and family businesses. Our research has international outreach and is published in leading academic journals, shaping the state of the art knowledge on SMEs, entrepreneurship and family business. We generate novel insights on SMEs, entrepreneurship and family businesses, thereby building theoretically founded and evidence-based knowledge on how entrepreneurial firms and family businesses operate and succeed. Our research is multifaceted and integrative, which is reflected in our “Fields of Expertise”: “From research to impact” – this is our DNA. We integrate our research directly into our teaching and executive education, thus transforming our research into real impact. Our research also has international impact through publications in leading scientific journals, presentations at international research conferences, international research collaborations, and presence in editorial boards of leading academic journals in the fields of Entrepreneurship and Management. Representative publications Hatak, I., & Zhou, H. (2021). Health as human capital in entrepreneurship: individual, extension, and substitution effects on entrepreneurial success. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 45(1), 18-42. Winkler, C., Fust, A., & Jenert, T. (2021). From entrepreneurial experience to expertise: A self-regulated learning perspective. Journal of Small Business Management. Carnevale, J. B., & Hatak, I. (2020). Employee adjustment and well-being in the era of COVID-19: Implications for human resource management. Journal of Business Research, 116, 183-187. Foss, N., Klein, P., Lien, L., Zellweger, T. & Zenger, T. (2020). Ownership competence. Strategic Management Journal. Fueglistaller, U. (2020). KMU und Ästhetik–Grundpfeiler konsequenter Kundenorientierung; SMEs and Aesthetics–The Intricate Cornerstone of Consistent Customer Orientation (Vol. 1). KMU Verlag HSG. Hatak, I., Chang, M., Harms, R., & Wiklund, J. (2020). ADHD symptoms, entrepreneurial passion, and entrepreneurial performance. Small Business Economics. Koumbarakis, P., Bergmann, H., & Volery, T. (2020). The impact of founder’s regulatory focus on the process of firm birth and firm abandonment. Management Decision. 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. Schulze, W. S. & Zellweger, T. M. (2020). Property rights, owner-management, and value creation. Academy of Management Review. Wiklund, J., Hatak, I., Lerner, D. A., Verheul, I., Thurik, R., & Antshel, K. (2020). Entrepreneurship, Clinical Psychology, and Mental Health: An Exciting and Promising New Field of Research. Academy of Management Perspectives, 34(2), 291-295. 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.