Josip Kotlar is Full Professor of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, with expertise in strategy, innovation, governance and family business. His research on these topics has been published in leading academic journals, receiving more than 6,000 citations, several awards, and frequent features in business press and media. He is Associate Editor of Family Business Review and member of the Editorial Review Boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Journal of Family Business Strategy. He serves as the President of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA). He is Associate Dean for Strategic Projects of the POLIMI Graduate School of Management.
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Josip Kotlar conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of strategy, innovation, family business and governance. His main research contributions relate to understanding how family business owners and leaders balance financial and non-financial goals in strategic decision-making, and how family owners can drive business transformation and innovation to build long-term success. Current projects address the development of ownership competences in multi-generational enterprising families, the distinctive role of family legacy in value creation and capture processes, and emerging forms of family and family business business governance.