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Why female leaders are as key to family as non-family firms. But only in the right roles

In their study to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Tawhid Chtioui and his co-authors evaluate the relationship between the appointment of women to CEO or Chair positions and firm performance, and shed light on the differences between family and nonfamily firms.

Self-efficacy, desirability and feasibility are key to the entrepreneurial spirit

In research into entrepreneurship, the notions of self-efficacy, desirability and feasibility and the propensity to act are key elements and useful markers that help us to understand and decipher intention. They provide a framework for this fundamental drive to mobilise each individual’s talent in a different way.

I am my body

Why the development of a ‘physical self’ may not be the best antidote to change...

The Creosote, this High-Performing Manager Who Destroys Your Business

One of the important factors of organization decline is the type of managers it recruits and promotes. Among them is what I call the ‘Creosote manager’, the one who kills life all around him to flourish. Creosote people populate just about every organization that I encounter and that have so much trouble innovating. Would there not then be a causal link?

Risky business – How family-owned firms react to ‘environmental jolts’

So – you’re a long-established family business. Your company has been passed through family hands for generations and has been situated on the same site since the beginning. Your customers are loyal, and many of them are local. Business is fine. Life is good...

How 4 ‘myths’ made champagne a global marketplace icon

What makes a simple wine, grown in a rather mediocre wine-growing region, one of the most famous and magical icons of today? How did champagne establish such a unique position, against all the odds, and become the global symbol of celebration?

How charisma will help Donald trump Hillary!

With interest in the approaching US Presidential election reaching fever pitch in the media – there doesn’t seem to be a common consensus on which way the contest will swing. Some polls show a decisive victory for the Democrats, while others point to a win for Donald Trump and his Republican party.

In the face of disruption, don’t be customer oriented!

While his latest book - A Manager’s Guide to Disruptive Innovation - has just been published, Philippe Silberzahn agreed to answer a few questions for Knowledge@emlyon.

The ups and downs of the 2016 Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index

While the 2016 Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index has just been released, Alexander Groh agreed to comment for knowledge@emlyon the major changes taking place in the ranking.

Why consumers’ temporal experiences are key

The question of ‘timeflow’, or the pace of the customer experience, has long impacted consumers’ perceptions of products and has been capitalised on by companies and researchers to improve their services. [...]