Michela Floris is an Associate Professor of Management in the Department of Economics and Business, University of Cagliari, Italy. She received her PhD. in Management and holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Cagliari. She has been teaching Family Business Management for several years. She has published articles in leading journals (e.g., Family Business Review, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development) and received relevant grants for her studies (e.g., Academy of Management Best Paper - 2009 and 2015 -, Carolyn Dexter Award – 2015; IFERA & STEP Best Paper on conference theme – 2019). Her main interest of research focuses on strategy, organizational goals, and goal-driven behaviors in family firms, including entrepreneurship, marketing, innovation, and growth.