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Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Institute (EFFI)

Our Research

The Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Institute (EFFI) is dedicated to cutting-edge, rigorous and practically relevant research addressing current and future entrepreneurial challenges. EFFI focuses on entrepreneurship, responsible ownership, and the challenges of new work realities.

Our research draws on close partnerships with practice partners, such as family firms, associations, and advisors. Furthermore, EFFI is internationally positioned and conducts research with leading international universities. EFFI places great importance on involving students. Please see our publications for examples of our current research.

The Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Institute (EFFI) is conducting research in the areas of family business, entrepreneurship, and new work. Our publications provide new, multidisciplinary insights into current and future challenges and are published in leading international and national journals.

On this page, you will find EFFI’s current publications ; the collection is continuously updated. EFFI’s research is regularly presented at leading international conferences.

Business School publications:

  • Astrachan, C., Waldkirch, M., Michiels, A., Pieper, T. & Bernhard, F. (2020). Professionalizing the Business Family: The Five Pillars of Competent, Committed and Sustainable Ownership. Family Firm Institute Research

  • Hsu, D.K., Burmeister-Lamp, K., Simmons, S.A., Hong, M., Pipes, J., Foo, M.-D. (2019). “I know I can, but I don’t fit”: Perceived fit, self-efficacy, and entrepreneurial intention, Journal of Business Venturing 34, 311-326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.08.004

  • Meurer, M., Waldkirch, M., Schou, P.K., Bucher, E., Burmeister-Lamp, K. (2022). Digital affordances: how entrepreneurs access support in online communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Small Bus Econ 58, 637–663. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-021-00540-2

  • Meurer, M. M., Waldkirch, M., Schou, P. K., Bucher, E., & Burmeister-Lamp, K. (2021). Entrepreneurial support seeking and affordances in online communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2021, No. 1, p. 12911). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2021.12911abstract

  • Querbach, S., Waldkirch, M., & Kammerlander, N. (2020). Benefitting from benefits - A comparison of employee satisfaction in family and non-family firms. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 100351. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2020.100351

  • Schlüter, A., Waldkirch, M., Burmeister-Lamp, K., Auernhammer, J. (2021). No second chance for a first impression: the role of aesthetics in early access video games. International Journal of Innovation Management. https://doi.org/10.1142/S1363919621400028

  • Smolka, K., Verheul, I., Burmeister-Lamp, K., Heugens, P. (2018). Get it together! Synergistic effects of causal and effectual decision-making logics on venture performance, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 42(4), 571-604. https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258718783429

  • Waldkirch, M. (2020). Illuminating the Space Between: Investigating Interpersonal Relationships in Family Firms Through Qualitative Inquiry. In A. De Massis & N. Kammerlander (Eds.), Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for Family Business: 270–282. London: Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788116459.00021

  • Waldkirch, M. (2020). Non-family CEOs in family firms: Spotting gaps and challenging assumptions for a future research agenda. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 11(1), 100305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2019.100305

  • Zhu, F., Burmeister-Lamp, K., Hsu, D., Fan, S. (2018). An investigation on entrepreneurs’ venture persistence decision: The contingency effect of psychological ownership and adversity, Applied Psychology: An International Review 67(1), 136-170. https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12106

Law School publications:

  • Luebke, J., Kommentierung der §§ 717, 723 BGB, in: Gsell/Krüger/Lorenz/Reymann (Gesamthrsg.), beck-online.Grosskommentar (BeckOGK) zum Zivilrecht, Stand: 1.7.2021 (wird laufend aktualisiert)

  • Luebke, J., Die Nichtigkeitsklage des Insolvenzverwalters, die Zustellung der Klageschrift und die Liste der Aufsichtsratsmitglieder als Rechtsscheinträger – Besprechung von BGH II ZR 412/17 und II ZR 56/18, jew. v. 21.4.2020, Zeitschrift für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (ZGR) 2021, 156

  • Luebke, J., Die binnenmarktliche Kapital- und Zahlungsverkehrsfreiheit, in: Müller-Graff (Hrsg.), Europäisches Wirtschaftsordnungsrecht, Enzyklopädie Europarecht Bd. 4, 2. Aufl., Baden-Baden 2021, S. 307 ff.

  • Luebke, J., Privatautonome Verhaltensvorgaben für Gesellschafter-Erben, Archiv für die civilistische Praxis (AcP) 202, 827 (Rubrik „Forschung im Selbstportrait“)

  • Luebke, J., Investitionsabkommen in der Kompetenzordnung der Europäischen Union – zugleich zu EuGH Gutachten 1/17 (CETA), Zeitschrift für das Privatrecht der Europäischen Union (GPR) 2020, 21

  • Luebke, J., Die Auswirkungen des Brexits auf die Personenfreizügigkeit, in: Kramme/Baldus/Schmidt-Kessel (Hrsg.), Brexit. Privat- und wirtschaftsrechtliche Folgen, 2. Aufl., Baden-Baden 2020, S. 259 ff.

Contact
+49 611 7102 1342
matthias.waldkirch@ebs.edu
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65375 Oestrich-Winkel
 
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