This special issue seeks to determine the relevance that research findings from studies of CE have for family businesses and the relevance that findings from family business investigations have for CE. While the crossroad of the two fields of research is deemed as promising, it is the reciprocity of the two directions of scholarly contributions that represents the novelty of this special issue. Such area of inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed in management literature, but it has the potential to stimulate the contributions from a broad scholarly community as well as the interest of a quite vast readership. It could also substantially advance our scholarly understanding of both family business behaviour and CE.


Deadline (paper submission): June 15th, 2018


Guest Editors:
Tommaso Minola, University of Bergamo, Italy
Franz W. Kellermanns, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Nadine Kammerlander, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Frank Hoy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

JMS Editor:
Riikka Sarala, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
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Special Issue Workshop – November 2018 at University of Bergamo (Italy):
To help authors advance their manuscripts, the proponents of the Special Issue will organize a special issue workshop. Authors of R&R manuscripts will be invited to present their papers and react to their colleagues’ papers during the workshop, but presentation at the workshop will not guarantee acceptance of the paper for publication in JMS. Attending the workshop will not be a precondition for acceptance into the Special Issue.JMS Manuscript Preparation Guidelines (see: