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Collaborative innovation in family firms: collaborating within and beyond

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Unpublished
Publication date2018
Number of pages195
QualificationPhD
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  • Lancaster University
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This dissertation is organised in four chapters. In Chapter 1, I present an overview of the thesis depicting rationale behind study, research methodology, empirical settings, and data collection. Further, I reflect on my PhD journey, from a student to an independent researcher. Chapter 2 consists of the first research paper of this dissertation - Collaborative innovation in family firms: Past research, current debates and agenda for future research. The paper presented in Chapter 2 has been published in Journal of Family Business Strategy, volume 8, issue 3, 2017. The paper has been presented at International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) 2017 Annual Conference Zadar, Croatia and received tremendous positive response. Chapter 3 contains the research paper - The transaction cost approach to collaborative innovation in family firms: A process of internal collaboration through integration of human assets, an empirical research that is based on a longitudinal single case study on an innovative family firm based on the North-west of UK. The paper has been presented at Alliance Manchester Business School Doctoral and Research Conference 2017 and Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI) 12th Annual Doctoral Conference. The paper has also been presented at the Annual Family Business Day 2017, organized by Centre for Family Business at Lancaster University Management School and received many helpful feedback for improvements. Chapter 4 encloses the research paper – Forming international collaborative innovation and government funding as a doubleedged sword. This empirical paper presents a longitudinal comparative case study sampling on Lancaster China Catalyst Programme (LCCP), with the support from the LCCP team. The paper has been presented at a PhD workshop held by the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Innovation within Lancaster University Management School on 4th December 2017.
The aim of each of the three research pieces of this dissertation is to contribute to the advancement of our knowledge on collaborative innovation in family firms by which collaborations within and beyond enable family firms to innovate. First research paper provides literature review on collaborative innovation from both general management and family business literature, and opens up future research avenues. While the second research paper examines the internal aspect of collaborations, third research paper examines the external aspect of collaborations.