Josip Kotlar is Associate Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Family Business at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. Before joining Politecnico di Milano, he was a Professor at the Lancaster University Management School, directing the Centre for Family Business and serving as Research Director of the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy. His research experience is at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, and his work focuses primarily on family businesses. He is Associate Editor of Family Business Review and serves as the Director of Research and Publications of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA).
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Josip Kotlar conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of strategy and innovation, with a focus on family businesses. His main research contributions relate to understanding how family business leaders balance financial and non-financial goals in strategic decision-making, and the impact of family ownership and management on strategy and innovation. Current projects address the distinctive sources of value creation, value capture, and sustainable competitive advantage in family firms, such as family values, history, tradition, idiosyncratic resources and governance.