Organizational Adaptation to Discontinuous Technological Change

The Effects of Family Influence and Organizational Identity

  • Nadine Kammerlander

Part of the Familienunternehmen und KMU book series (KMU)

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About this book


Adaptation to discontinuous technological change constitutes a major, yet vincible challenge for established companies. Nadine Kammerlander reveals crucial differences between the challenges that family-owned and managed firms face as compared to non-family firms. Series of case studies in the German retailing and book publishing industries illustrate those differences. Empirical evidence further shows how organizational identity affects whether and in what way firms adapt to radical shifts in their environment.


 Der Inhalt

·         Discontinuous Technological Change

·         Familiy Businesses and Familiy Influence

·         Empirical Evidence on how Family Influence and on how Organizational Identity Affects Organization Adaptation to Discontinuous Technological Change


 Die Zielgruppen

·        Researchers and students in the fields of management, entrepreneurship, strategy and family businesses

·         Owners and managers of family businesses as well as consultants of family firms



Die AutorIn

Dr. Nadine Kammerlander wrote der dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Björn Ivens at the Chair of Marketing at the University of Bamberg. She works as a post-doc researcher at the Center for Family Business, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.


 About the Editors

The series Familienunternehmen und KMU is edited by Prof. Dr. Andreas Hack, Prof. Dr. Andrea Calabrò, Prof. Dr. Hermann Frank, Prof. Dr. Franz W. Kellermanns Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger.


Anpassung an Wandel Familienunternehmen Identität von Organisationen Innovationen

Authors and affiliations

  • Nadine Kammerlander
    • 1
  1. 1., Center for Family BusinessUniversity of St.GallenSt.GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-01314-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-01315-8
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Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods