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Overview

I conduct quantitative and qualitative research on family business and entrepreneurship. My current research interests involve transgenerational entrepreneurship, family entrepreneurship, and corporate governance in founder and family firms.

I have published more than 30 articles in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Academy of Management Annals, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, and Journal of Business Research.

My research has been featured in the media by Bloomberg, MacLean’s Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, USA News, the Reputation Magazine, The Academic Minute, Campbden FB, etc.

In my teaching, I share up-to-date knowledge entrepreneurship and family business with Bachelor, Master and PhD students. Furthermore, I organized and led an annual MBA Summer School on “Leadership in Europe” (2006-2008) and a study tour on “Entrepreneurship, Governance, and Family Business” (2009-2013).

For my research and teaching, I have successfully helped to fundraise more than $ 950,000 from government and university agencies.

Beyond research and teaching, I am a founder of the “Next Generation Leadership Club”, which connects students with local entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals at the University of Alberta. Moreover, I am an academic advisory board member at Venture for Canada, a board member at the Bob and Raye Briscoe Centre in Business Ownership Studies, and an advisory board member at the start-up Joii.

Last but bot least, I am regularly invited to speak at practitioner conferences and in executive education programs about topics such as transgenerational entrepreneurship, business owner legacy, family firm performance, and executive compensation in founder and family firms