I look for the answers to the pressing questions that many family businesses and business families ask around the globe: How can we remain entrepreneurial across generations? How do we build a legacy that will last for centuries? How can we foster next generation leadership? Which governance will balance our family and business goals? Which corporate social responsibility activities can make a difference to the community, the family, and the business?
To answer these and related questions, I conduct qualitative and quantitative research on antecedents of transgenerational entrepreneurship and corporate reputation in family and founder firms. I also research organizational outcomes of entrepreneurial legacies, managerial pay dispersion, and family dynamics in these firms. My work has been published in the 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.
I also share up-to-date knowledge with Bachelor, Master and PhD students. Before joining the University of Ottawa, I organized and led an MBA Summer School on "Leadership in Europe" and a study tour on "Entrepreneurship, Governance, and Family Business." Moreover, I rebuilt and coordinated an entrepreneurship course with 1,600 students working on 300 business plans for 3 years.