Year of Grant

Title of Research

Grant Recipient

Title of Publication




Procrastination and Improvisation in Family Business

Fenik, Anton - Grand Valley State University

Not Yet Published



Family Firm Governance in an Emerging Market:  How Family Firms Navigate Institutional Voids and Corruption

Eddleston, Kimberly - Northeastern University
Banalieva, Ellie - Northeastern University
Mulki, Jay - Northeastern University

Not Yet Published



The Impact of Family Involvement on Productivity of the Firm

Francesco, Barbera - Bond University
Moores, Ken - Bond University

Firm ownership and productivity: a study of family and non-family SMEs

Small Business Economics

May 2013



Inherent Family Business Brand Equity and Consumers’ Product Preferences

Hasso, Tim - Bond University

Not Yet Published



Hispanic Family-Owned Businesses in Kent County, Michigan

Sanchez, Carol M.  - Grand Valley State University

Hispanic-Owned businesses in West Michigan

Seidman Business Review

January 2008

Many vibrant neighborhoods in West Michigan have large, growing Hispanic populations. In fact, Hispanics are one of the fastest growing segments of West Michigan’s population, due to high immigration and birth rates. According to the U.S. Census, over 94,000 Hispanics lived in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Allegan Counties in 2006 — a little more than 7% of the total population — and that population has doubled since 1994. But the population of Hispanic individuals is not all that is growing. The number and variety of Hispanic-owned or Hispanic-focused businesses in Kent County is also increasing, evidenced by block after block of colorful retail storefronts on south Grandville Avenue (a.k.a. “Cesar E. Chávez Boulevard” for the legendary leader of migrant workers), on the west end of Bridge Street, and on South Division to 44th Street. There you will find an array of stores and services, from accountants and beauty shops to restaurants and supermarkets, most of which appear to be targeted to Spanish-speaking customers.

Hispanic Family-Owned Businesses in Kent County, Michigan


A Typology for Capturing the Heterogeneity of Family Firms

 Sharma, Pramodita - Concordia University – Canada
Nordgvist, Mattias - Jönköping International Business School – Sweden

Family Firm Heterogeneity and Governance: A Configuration Approach

Journal of Small Business Management

April 2014

Family involvement in ownership and management of business varies significantly within family firms. Although the literature recognizes the diversity in family firms, it remains unclear what governance mechanisms are most appropriate to achieve prioritized performance goals of different types of family firms. By combining two established categorizations of family involvement in firm ownership and management, nine types of family firms are identified. Drawing on the configuration approach, we theorize the governance mechanisms likely to most efficiently address the incentive systems, authority relations, and norms of legitimization in each of these types of family firms.

A Typology for Capturing the Heterogeneity of Family Firms


Is Market Orientation Related to Performance? An Empirical Analysis of Family Owned Businesses


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