Published Papers

1. Theisen, M., Isaak, A., and E., Lutz, (2024): Organizational homophily of family firms: The case of family corporate venture capital, Journal of Small Business Management. DOI:       

2. Patel, P., (2024), Rethinking family business resilience: an empirical examination of family firms’ performance amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, Applied Economics.

3. De Massis, A., Muñoz-Bullón, F., Sanchez-Bueno, M.J., Velasco, P., and S. Vismara, (2024). Executive gender and firm leverage decisions: The role of firm ownership and governance. Journal of Business Research, Volume 179.

4. Chalevas, C.G., Doukakis, L.C., Karampinis, N.I., and Pavlopoulou, O., (2024). The impact of family ownership on tax avoidance: International evidence, International Review of Financial Analysis.

5. Sun, Y., and Wu, Z., (2024), Reputational risk and firm performance: Family versus nonfamily firms in different regulatory environments, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Volume 93,

6. Sami, B. L., Eustache Ebondo, W. M., Jihène, M., & Ernesto, T. M. (2024). The influence of auditor and auditee on mandatory audit fees in France. GECONTEC, 12(1), 77–102.

7. Niu, G., Wang, Y., Zhou, Y. & Xu, G. (2024). Family ties and corporate tax avoidance. Journal of International Business Studies.

8. Rodríguez-Sanz, J.A., Vallelado, E. and Velasco, P. (2024), Escaping Zombiness: Does Corporate Governance Have the Elixir of Life?. British Journal of Management. Vol. 00, 1–23.

9. Ali, R., García-Sánchez, I.-M., Aibar-Guzmán, B., & Rehman, R. u. (2024). Is biodiversity disclosure emerging as a key topic on the agenda of institutional investors? Business Strategy and the Environment, 33(3), 2116–2142.

10. Cabreros, D., de la Fuente, G., and P. Velasco, (2024). From dawn to dusk: The relationship between CEO career horizon and ESG engagement, International Review of Financial Analysis.

11. Haider, Z., Wang, Y., and Y Wang, (2024). Family firm, financial constraint, and environmental preparedness: An international study, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money.

12. Miroshnychenko, I., Miller, D., and A., De Massis, et al. (2024). Are family firms green?. Small Business Economics. Published 14 March 2024.

13. Pinelli, M., Debell, F. and A. De Massis, (2024). Long-term orientation, family-intensive governance arrangements, and firm performance : An institutional economics perspective. Small Business Economics.

14. Eugster, N., Kowalewski, O., and P. Spiewanowski, (2024). Internal governance mechanisms and corporate misconduct. International Review of Financial Analysis, Volume 92, doi:

15. La Rocca, M., Fasano, F., La Rocca, T. et al. (2024). Women in CEO duality and firm performance in Europe. Journal of Management and Governance, 28, 177–214.

16. Schweiger, N., Matzler, K., Hautz, J. and A. de Massis, (2023). Family businesses and strategic change: the role of family ownership. Review of Managerial Science,

17. Samdania, S., Shahid H., Jan Kaka Khel, and Daniel Dupuis, (2023). Socioemotional Wealth and Sustainable Earnings: Evidence from Emerging Markets, International Journal of Social Science Archives, December, 2023, 6(3), 96-112.

18. Ali, R., García-Sánchez, I.-M., Aibar-Guzmán, B., & Rehman, R. u. (2023). Is biodiversity disclosure emerging as a key topic on the agenda of institutional investors? Business Strategy and the Environment, 1–27.

19. Davila, J., Gomez-Mejia, L. & Martin, G., (2023), Family Firms and Employee Pension Underfunding: Good Corporate Citizens or Unethical Opportunists? Journal of Business Ethics, (2023).                        

20. Sánchez-Marín, G., Lozano-Reina, G., & Baixauli-Soler, J. S. (2023). Shareholder activism in listed family firms: Exploring the effectiveness of say-on-pay on CEO compensation. Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, 00, 1–23.

21. Jin, L., Liu, M.,i Wu, Z., and Z. Zhang, (2023), The difference of investment efficiency between family and non-family firms: An international scope, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Volume 88, 2023.

22. Gómez-Mejía, L.R., Sanchez-Bueno, M.J., Miroshnychenko, I., Wiseman, R.M., Muñoz-Bullón, F., and A. De Massis (2023), Family Control, Political Risk and Employment Security: A Cross- National Study, Journal of Management Studies, First published: 12 July 2023.

23. Ben-Amar, W., García-Meca, E., Francoeur, C., and J.Martínez-Ferrero, (2023) Do Gender-Diverse Boards Enhance the Linguistic Features of Corporate Financial Reporting?, Accounting Horizons, Volume 38, Number 1, 2023.

24. Pinelli M., Chirico F., De Massis A., and Alessandro Zattoni, (2023). Acquisition Relatedness in Family Firms: Do the Environment and the Institutional Context matter? Accepted for publication
in Journal of Management Studies.

25. Bothello, J., Ioannou, I., Porumb, V.-A., & Zengin-Karaibrahimoglu, Y. (2023). CSR decoupling within business groups and the risk of perceived greenwashing. Strategic Management Journal, 1–35.

26. Miroshnychenko I., Eddleston K.A., and Alfredo De Massis, (2023), Fight or flight? Understanding family firm internationalization when the rules of the game change, Journal of World Business,
Volume 58, Issue 5, August 2023.

27. Hasan I., K. Jackowicz, O. Kowalewski, Ł. Kozłowski, (2023), Cultural values of parent bank board members and lending by foreign subsidiaries: The moderating role of personal traits, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Volume 83, March 2023.

28. Broye. G. and P. Johannes (2023) The desire of prestigious audit committee chairs: what are the benefits for financial reporting quality?, Managerial Auditing Journal, 31 March 2023.

29. Miroshnychenko, I., Vocalelli, S., De Massis, A., Grassi, S. and Ravazzolo, F. (2023). The Covid- 19 pandemic and family business performance. Small Business Economics, Volume 62, pages 213–241.

30. Di Gong, Xu, J., and J. Yan, (2023). National Development Banks and Loan Contract Terms: Evidence from Syndicated Loans, Journal of International Money and Finance. Volume 130, February 2023.

31. Eugster Nicolas and Jenny Wang, Large blockholders and stock price crash risk: An international study, (2023). Global Finance Journal, Volume 55, February 2023.

32. Villalba-Ríos, P., Barroso-Castro, C., Vecino-Gravel, J.D., del Mar Villegas-Periñan, M., (2022). Boards of directors and environmental sustainability: Finding the synergies that yield results, Business Strategy and the Environment. First published: 27 December 2022.

33. Marano, V., Sauerwald, S., and M. Van Essen, (2022). The Influence of Culture on the Relationship between Women Directors and Corporate Social Performance. Journal of International Business Studies.

34. Lozano-Reina G., Sánchez-Marín, G., and J.S. Baixauli-Solera., (2022). “Say-on-Pay voting dispersion in listed family and non-family firms: A panel data analysis”, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Volume 13, Issue 1.

35. Miroshnychenko I. and A. De Massis , (2022). Sustainability practices of family and nonfamily firms: A worldwide study, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 174.

36. Liao R.C., Loureiro, G., and A.G.Taboada (2022). Gender quotas and bank risk, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Volume 52, October 2022.

37. Hsu, P.H., Liang, H., and P. Matos, (2021). Leviathan Inc. and Corporate Environmental Engagement, Management Science.

38. Dupuis, D., Bodolica, V. and Spraggon, M. (2021), "Informational efficiency and governance in restricted share settings: boosting family business leaders' financing decisions", Management Decision,

39. Morris, T., Sodjahin, A., & Boubacar, H. (2021). Ownership structure and women on boards of directors of Canadian listed companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(3), 120-135.

40. Delis, M., Hasan, I. and S. Ongena. (2020). Democracy and credit. Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 136, Issue 2.

41. Miroshnychenko, I., De Massis, A., Miller, D., and Barontini, (2020), Family business growth around the world. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming.

42. Dal Maso L., R. Basco, T. Bassetti and N. Lattanzi, (2020). Family ownership and environmental performance: The mediation effect of human resource practices, Business Strategy and the Environment.

43. Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., Kwok, C.Y. and R.C. Nash (2020). International Evidence on State Ownership and Trade Credit: Opportunities and Motivations, Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.

44. Attig, N., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O. and X. Zheng, (2020). Dividends and Economic Policy Uncertainty: International Evidence, Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.

45. Van Essen, M., Heugens, P., Duran, P., Saleh, S.F., Sauerwald, S., van Oosterhout, H., and En Xie, (2019). How concentrated owners improve the performance of Asian firms: Filling voids or imposing effective governance? Multinational Business Review.

46. Myo Jung Cho, Ibrahim, S., and Y. Yan, (2019). The use of nonfinancial performance measures in CEO bonus compensation, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Volume 27, Issue 4.


Working Papers

47. Paz Aparicio, C.,Elvira, M., and M. Rodríguez García, (2024). Do women in family businesses enhance non-financial performance. A FSQCA approach.                                                                               

48. Amore, M.D., D'Angelo, V., Le Breton-Miller, I., Miller, D., Pelucco, V., and Van Essen, M., (2024), Using Artificial Intelligence to Measure the Family Control of Companies. Available at SSRN:                  

49. Duran, P., Turturea, R., Heugens, P., Arregle, J.L.,and Van Essen, M., (2023). Leave the token, take the gavel: how political ideology and informal societal institutions shape gender diversity on major board committees. Available at SSRN: or

50. Sun, Yuying and Wu, Zhenyu, (2023), Reputational Risk and Firm Performance: Family Versus Nonfamily Firms in Different Regulatory Environment. Available at SSRN: or

51. Borsuk, M., Eugster, N., Kleind, P.O., and O. Kowalewski (2023), Family Ownership and Carbon Emissions, IÉSEG Working Paper Series 2023.

52. Pavlopoulou, O., Doukakis, L., and A. Papadaki, (2023), The market informativeness of analyst forecasts in family firms, Working Paper.

53. Flankova S., V. Marano, M. van Essen, R. Aguilera (2022). A Cross-Country Study of the State’s Multifaceted Impact on Greenwashing, Working Paper.

54. Flankova S.(2022), Irresponsible Families: Analysis of Greenwashing in Family Firms, Working Paper.

55. Adams, S., Fauver, L., Milbach, L. and Taboada, A.G., Bank regulation, internal governance, and bank risk: Global evidence (May 13, 2022). Available at SSRN: or

56. Aoun, A., Doukakis, L.C. and Papanastasopoulos, Georgios A., (2022). Family Ownership and the Accrual Anomaly. Available at SSRN:                                                                                                          

57. Duran P. and S. Mingo, (2022). Publicly listed Family-Controlled firms and corporate Venture Capital: a Socioemotional Wealth Approach.

58. Duran, P. and M. Santiago, (2021). Family control and corporate venture capital: an unorthodox investment approach. Academy of Management Proceedings 2022 (1).

59. Hao Liang and Cara Vansteenkiste. (2020), Disaster Relief, Inc., European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 709/2020.

60. Dupuis Daniel, Measurement bias in the financial performance of Family Firms, Available at SSRN, 2021.

61. Dupuis, D., Bodolica, V., and M. Spraggon, Free-Float Liquidity and Trading Constraints: Increasing Informational Efficiency in Family Firms’ Financing Decisions (June 20, 2020).
Available at SSRN: