Adaptation to discontinuous techlogical change constitutes a major, yet vincible challenge for established companies. This book reveals crucial differences between the challenges that family-owned and managed firms face as compared to n-family firms. Series of case studies in the German retailing and book publishing industries illustrate those differences. Empirical evidence as presented in the book further shows how organizational identity affects whether and in what way firms adapt to radical shifts in their environment.
Dr. Nadine Kammerlander wrote der dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bjorn 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.
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Date of Publication
Management & Business: General
Familienunternehmen und KMU
Country of Publication
18 black & white illustrations, 15 black & white tables, biography