Special Issue Management Revue: Entrepreneurship and Managerialization in SMEs and family firms Deadline 7/31/2017

Special Issue Management Revue: Entrepreneurship and Managerialization in SMEs and family firms Deadline 7/31/2017

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Management Revue is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary European journal publishing both qualitative and quantitative work, as well as purely theoretical papers that advances the study of management, organization, and industrial relations. Management Revue publishes articles that contribute to theory from a number of disciplines, including business and public administration, organizational behavior, economics, sociology, and psychology. Reviews of books relevant to management and organization studies are a regular feature (http://www.management-revue.org/).

Guest Editors:
Paola Vola, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy
Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF, Madrid, Spain
Lucrezia Songini, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy

Guest editors have the following message:

We invite papers that make an important theoretical and/or empirical contribution to our understanding of such issues; international and comparative papers are particularly welcome. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

 
· How and why SMEs and family firms restructure and reorganize the management of the firm in the light of managerialization and professionalization?
· How can SMEs and family firms balance entrepreneurial spirit and managerialization/ professionalization? How do they maintain this balance along time and during generations?
· What is the role of family members and non-family members in balancing entrepreneurial spirit and managerialization/ professionalization?
· What is the role of women (family and non-family members) in such a balance?
· What is the role of managerial mechanisms and professional managers in SMEs and family firms’ development and growth?
· What are the implications of managerialization and professionalization on key employee relations characteristics, such as pay and conditions, employee voice and labor management relations?
· How and why owner/managers ́ approaches to managerialization and professionalization vary in relation to issues such as firm, sector, national contexts and employee characteristics, among others?
· What are the implications for owner-managers and other stakeholders, including employees?
· Which theories can best help us explain and understand managerialization and professionalization in SMEs and family firms, and the relation with entrepreneurship?
This is not an exhaustive list.
 
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