Francesco Chirico


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Francesco Chirico is a Professor of Strategy and Family Business at Macquarie Business School. Previously, he served the roles of Head of Discipline in Business Administration and co-Director of the Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO) at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS, Sweden). Before joining JIBS, he worked at Texas A&M University, Mays Business School in the US. Founder and owner of ‘Francesco Chirico Consulting AB’ in Sweden from 2017 to 2019.

Francesco Chirico's teaching and research focus on the intersection of strategy and entrepreneurship with a special focus on family firms. His research work explores resource management processes and acquisition and divestiture strategies that affect the realization of competitive advantage and value creation in organizations. Francesco Chirico's research has been published in international journals including, among others, Journal of Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Small Business Economics, and Family Business Review. He serves on the editorial review board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Family Business Review. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, International Family Enterprise Research Association, Family Enterprise Research Conference.

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Research Outputs 2006 2019

Coupling family business research with organization studies: interpretations, issues and insights

Salvato, C., Chirico, F., Melin, L. & Seidl, D., 1 Jun 2019, In : Organization Studies. 40, 6, p. 775-791 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Family business
Business organization
Organization studies
Family firms

Does increased generational involvement foster business growth? The moderating roles of family involvement in ownership and management

Pittino, D., Chirico, F., Henssen, B. & Broekaert, W., 25 Oct 2019, In : European Management Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Family involvement
Family firms
Business growth

Family firm density and likelihood of failure: An ecological perspective

Caccamo, M., Pittino, D. & Chirico, F., 2019, The Palgrave handbook of heterogeneity among family firms. Memili, E. & Dibrell, C. (eds.). Cham: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 821-846 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Family firms
Rural areas
Density dependence
Family business

Roots to grow: Family firms and local embeddedness in rural and urban contexts

Baù, M., Chirico, F., Pittino, D., Backman, M. & Klaesson, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice. 43, 2, p. 360-385 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Family firms
Business growth
Regional economics
Rural areas

Social capital and innovation in family firms: The moderating roles of family control and generational involvement

Sanchez-Famoso, V., Pittino, D., Chirico, F., Maseda, A. & Iturralde, T., 1 Sep 2019, In : Scandinavian Journal of Management. 35, 3, p. 1-13 13 p., 101043.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social innovation
Social capital
Family firms
Family control
Social Capital

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Editorial work

Special issue of organization studies (Journal)

Francesco Chirico (Member of editorial board), Carlo Salvato (Member of editorial board), Leif Melin (Member of editorial board), David Seidl (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work