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From governance to innovation in family firms : a knowledge management perspective /

by Grasso, Cristoforo (Cristoforo Marco) [aut]; Faraci, Rosario [ths]; De Massis, Alfredo [opn].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Catania : Scuola Superiore di Catania, 2017Description: 52 p. ; 25 cm.Subject(s): Economic development projects -- ManagementOnline resources: Abstract
Contents:
Abstract -- Introduction -- Family firms' governance : a challenging call for management studies -- Innovation in family firms : exploring how and why -- A knowledge management perpspective : interiorization, participation and reification -- The Cantine Nicosia case study -- Conclusions -- References.
Dissertation note: Tesi di diploma di 1° livello per la Classe delle Lettere e delle Scienze Sociali Diploma di 1° livello Scuola Superiore di Catania, Catania, Italy 2017 A.A. 2016/2017 Abstract: A knowledge management perspective is proposed to fill the conceptual and theoretical gap between governance and innovation in studying family firms. Family governance has a paradoxical effect on innovation; so, a need for new models and categories to address family firms innovation has recently emerged. Indeed, knowledge is a valuable resource that stays at the crossroads of governance and innovation. Knowledge management is a layer of governance, while innovation is a process of search and recombination of knowledge. Taking cue from this intuition, in this dissertation I present a knowledge management approach to explore how family firms can interiorize past knowledge to innovate, starting from the "Innovation Through Tradition" framework. The concepts of participation and reification are introduced as key practices. The case study of Cantine Nicosia -- a five generations family business based in Sicily and operating in the wine industry -- will be used as an illustrative example of how knowledge, governance and innovation operate in an interactive mode.
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Tesi di diploma di 1° livello per la Classe delle Lettere e delle Scienze Sociali Diploma di 1° livello Scuola Superiore di Catania, Catania, Italy 2017 A.A. 2016/2017

Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-50).

Abstract -- Introduction -- Family firms' governance : a challenging call for management studies -- Innovation in family firms : exploring how and why -- A knowledge management perpspective : interiorization, participation and reification -- The Cantine Nicosia case study -- Conclusions -- References.

Tesi discussa il 04/12/2017.

A knowledge management perspective is proposed to fill the conceptual and theoretical gap between governance and innovation in studying family firms. Family governance has a paradoxical effect on innovation; so, a need for new models and categories to address family firms innovation has recently emerged. Indeed, knowledge is a valuable resource that stays at the crossroads of governance and innovation. Knowledge management is a layer of governance, while innovation is a process of search and recombination of knowledge. Taking cue from this intuition, in this dissertation I present a knowledge management approach to explore how family firms can interiorize past knowledge to innovate, starting from the "Innovation Through Tradition" framework. The concepts of participation and reification are introduced as key practices. The case study of Cantine Nicosia -- a five generations family business based in Sicily and operating in the wine industry -- will be used as an illustrative example of how knowledge, governance and innovation operate in an interactive mode.

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