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Francesco Barbera

Francesco Barbera
Toronto Metropolitan University · Entrepreneurship & Strategy

PhD

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January 2021 - present
Ryerson University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2016 - January 2021
University of Adelaide
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
August 2013 - January 2016
Stetson University
Position
  • Professor

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Publications (12)
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Motivated by a lack of consensus in the current literature, the objective of this paper is to reveal whether family firms are more or less productive than non-family firms. As a first step, this paper links family business research to the theoretical notion that family involvement has an effect on the factors of production from a productivity stand...
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This article explores the relationship between the usage of an external accountant and family firm sales growth and survival. Using a longitudinal panel of Australian small and medium sized family enterprises, we find that external accountants have a positive impact on sales growth and survival. We also find that the degree to which the accountant...
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Preparing the next generation ("next-gens") to lead the family business is imperative to firm continuity. Yet given the complex interconnected systems of family and business, next-gens can often struggle with unique challenges related to their various roles, identities, and internal career opportunities. Although training successors has been widely...
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Internationalisation is a key dimension of a firm's strategy process. Yet, research on why and how family firms internationalise is underdeveloped. As one of the most critical issues family firms face, how intergenerational succession can influence their internationalisation remains an important question. Given the extraordinary succession and inte...
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Entrepreneurial legacies play an important role in transgenerational entrepreneurship, yet little is known about their nature and development. Through a multilayered analysis of narratives drawn from three generations of a single business family, we document that entrepreneurial legacies feature both stable and fluid elements, and that forward-look...
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Although family businesses and social enterprises are typically examined as distinct organizational forms, research in both domains recognizes the significant influence of family on organizational goals. Our cross-disciplinary review of 104 articles, published in 50 journals between 1996 and 2020, capitalizes on this family connection and synthesiz...
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Despite the growing body of literature on the internationalisation of family firms, further research is required to understand the underlying factors that influence their international behaviour. Past research has consistently shown that family firms are less likely to adopt an internationalisation strategy compared to their non-family counterparts...
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Research indicates that religious values and ethical behavior are closely associated, yet, at a firm level, the processes by which this association occurs are poorly understood. Family firms are known to exhibit values-based behavior, which in turn can lead to specific firm-level outcomes. It is also known that one’s family is an important incubato...
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Given the nature of East Asia's economic structure, interregional exchange rate stability is an essential requirement for regional economic integration. One way to achieve exchange rate stability is for the region to adopt an anchor currency. However, the choice of potential anchor is a major question for policy planners. This paper examines the ro...
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Motivated by a lack of consensus in the current literature, this paper aims to shed light on whether family firms are more or less productive than non-family firms. As a first step, this paper links existing family business research to the theoretical notion that family involvement has an influence on the factors of production from a productivity s...

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