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The Relationship of Leadership and Innovation in Family Businesses

A Systematic Literature Review


Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Swen Nadkarni
    Pages 1-3
  3. Swen Nadkarni
    Pages 4-7
  4. Swen Nadkarni
    Pages 8-23
  5. Swen Nadkarni
    Pages 32-42
  6. Swen Nadkarni
    Pages 43-62
  7. Swen Nadkarni
    Pages 63-71
  8. Swen Nadkarni
    Pages 72-73
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 74-121

About this book


Swen Nadkarni delivers a systematic review of the literature on factors of leadership, composed of management, ownership and generation, and their influence on innovation in family businesses. For this purpose, he conducts an exhaustive systematic review process to analyze 66 relevant publications from 1997 to 2016. This study contributes to research by comprehensively collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing a large body of literature and knowledge on the relationship of leadership and innovation in family businesses.


Review of Academic Research on Innovation in Family Businesses

The Family Business Innovation System: A Systems Theory View

Corporate Leadership of Innovation in Family ‐Controlled Firms

Systematic Literature Review and Discussion of the Results

Implications for the Field of Family Business Innovation

Target Groups

Researchers and students in the fields of management, and economics leadership, strategy, and governance of family entrepreneurship.

The Author

Swen Nadkarni studied Corporate Management & Economics (M.A.) at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen.


A Systems Theory View on Business Innovation Systems Agency theory Stewardship theory TMT Ownership in Familiy Businesses Innovation in Family Controlled Firms Literature on Factors of Leadership

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.StuttgartGermany

About the authors

Swen Nadkarni studied Corporate Management & Economics (M.A.) at Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking