TUM Campus Heilbronn
Welcome to the Professorship for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise,
I am professor for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise and Director at the Global Center for Family Enterprise at the TUM School of Management. My team and myself conduct research at the intersection of entrepreneurship and family business. In particular, we are interested in investigating topics such as female entrepreneurship, new venture team design, strategic ownership and the role of digital technologies in family enterprises. Further, we are interested in understanding better the social context, in which entrepreneurs and family enterprises are embedded in.
The professorship of entrepreneurship and family enterprise has formed partnerships with diverse companies and organizations which contribute to the teaching and research activities.
Querbach, S., Bird, M., Kraft, P.S. & Kammerlander, N. (2020). When the former CEO stays on board: The role of the predecessor’s board retention for product innovation in family firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management 37(2), 184-207.
Bird, M. & Zellweger, T. (2018). Relational embeddedness and firm growth: Comparing spousal and sibling entrepreneurs. Organization Science 29(2), 264-283.
Bird, M. & Wennberg, K. (2016). Why family matters: The impact of family resources on immigrant entrepreneurs’ exit from entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing 31(6), 687-704.
Kammerlander, N., Dessi, C., Bird, M. & Floris, M. (2015). The impact of shared stories on family firm innovation: A Multicase Study. Family Business Review 28(4), 332-354.
Bird, M. & Wennberg, K. (2014). Regional influences on the prevalence of family versus non-family start-ups. Journal of Business Venturing 29(3), 421-436.
Wiklund, J., Nordqvist, M. & Hellerstedt, K., Bird, M. (2013). Internal versus external ownership transition in family firms: An embeddedness perspective. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 37(6), 1319-1340.