Massimo Bau

Director CeFEO
CeFEO - Centre for Family Enterpreneurship and Ownership , Jönköping International Business School
Senior Associate Professor Business Administration
Organization, Leadership, Strategy and Entrepreneurship , Jönköping International Business School
Associate Professor

Massimo Baù is Senior Associate Professor (Biträdande Professor) in Family Business and Ownership at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Sweden and Co-Director of the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO).

He joined JIBS and CeFEO in 2012.

In 2011 he obtain a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Udine (Italy) writing a thesis entitled "Family embeddeness and entrepreneurial entry" having as supervisors Cristiana Compagno (University of Udine) and Mattias Nordqvist (JIBS).

His research interests are related to the entrepreneurial process in three main research areas. First, family dynamics and influence of family members on the actor's decision of entry and exit into the entrepreneurial process. Second, academic entrepreneurship and factors enabling new venture start-up and technology transfer. Third, firm's growth paths through collaborative agreements and inter-firms networks. He explores these phenomena adopting a quantitative approach and often adopting Big Data analysis techiques using different dataset, including Statistics Sweden.

His contributions have been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (forthcoming; 2019; 2017), Long Range Planning (2019), Small Business Economics (forthcoming; 2013), Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming), Journal of Small Business Management (2014), and Journal of Family Business Strategy (forthcoming). He is a member of the editorial review board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Family Business Strategy.

His teaching activities are focused on Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Design Thinking, Family Business and Research Methods. He is currently examiner of the Master course on Family Business Development, and involved in family business executive education. Moreover, he is a Certified Trained Facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology, and Babson Fellow in Entrepreneurship Education.

From 2020, Massimo Baù is Co-Chair the EIASM Workshop on Family Business Management together with Kajsa Haag, and the Director of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy IFERA Summer School on Family Business Research Methods. Moreover, he served as Chair of the Family Business Strategic Interest Group at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference (2015-2018), and as Chair of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy IFERA Conference (2017).

I am guest editor for the following special issues:

  • “Career Issues in Family Business: Understanding Career Ladders and Glass Ceilings” for the Journal of Family Business Strategy (exp. 2019).
  • “Locality and Internationalization of Family Firms” for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Journal (exp. 2020).
  • “Values, Spirituality And Religion: Family Business And The Roots Of Sustainable Ethical Behavior” for Journal of Business Ethics (exp. 2020).

 

Article

Astrachan, J., Binz Astrachan, C., Campopiano, G., Baù, M. (2020). Values, Spirituality and Religion: Family Business and the Roots of Sustainable Ethical Behavior Journal of Business Ethics.
Pittino, D., Chirico, F., Baù, M., Villasana, M., Naranjo-Priego, E., Barron, E. (2020). Starting a family business as a career option: The role of the family household in Mexico The Journal of Family Business Strategy, 11(2).
Chirico, F., Criaco, G., Baù, M., Naldi, L., Gomez-Mejia, L., Kotlar, J. (2020). To patent or not to patent: That is the question. Intellectual property protection in family firms Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 44(2), 339-367.
Baù, M., Pittino, D., Sieger, P., Eddleston, K. (2020). Careers in family business: New avenues for careers and family business research in the 21st century The Journal of Family Business Strategy, 11(3).
Baù, M., Chirico, F., Pittino, D., Backman, M., Klaesson, J. (2019). Roots to grow: Family firms and local embeddedness in rural and urban contexts Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 43(2), 360-385.
Naldi, L., Baù, M., Ahl, H., Markowska, M. (2019). Gender (in)equality within the household and business start-up among mothers Small Business Economics.
Iyer, D., Baù, M., Chirico, F., Patel, P., Brush, T. (2019). The triggers of local and distant search: Relative magnitude and persistence in explaining acquisition relatedness Long range planning, 52(5).
Baù, M., Sieger, P., Eddleston, K., Chirico, F. (2017). Fail but try again? The effects of age, gender, and multiple-owner experience on failed entrepreneurs’ reentry Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 41(6), 909-941.
Baù, M., Block, J., Cruz, A., Naldi, L. (2017). Locality and internationalization of family firms Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 29(5-6), 570-574.
Baù, M., Pittino, D., Sieger, P., Eddleston, K. (2016). Special Issue: “Career issues in family business: Understanding career ladders and glass ceilings” call for papers The Journal of Family Business Strategy, 7(4), 272-273.
Chirico, F., Baù, M. (2014). Is the Family an "Asset" or "Liability" for Firm Performance? The Moderating Role of Environmental Dynamism Journal of small business management (Print), 52(2), 210-225.
Lauto, G., Baù, M., Compagno, C. (2013). Individual and institutional drivers of technology transfer in open innovation Industry & higher education, 27(1), 27-39.
Pittino, D., Visintin, F., Baù, M., Mazzurana, P. (2013). Collaborative technology strategies and innovation in family firms International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 17(1/2/3), 8-27.
Nordqvist, M., Wennberg, K., Baù, M., Hellerstedt, K. (2013). An Entrepreneurial Process Perspective on Succession in Family Firms Small Business Economics, 40(4), 1087-1122.

Book

Compagno, C. Visintin, F. Pittino, D. Baù, M. Fornasier, E. Lauto, G. , ... Chiarvesio M. (2011). Misurare le performance innovative di un sistema regionale.

Book chapter

Lauto, G., Baù, M., Compagno, C. (2015). Individual and institutional drivers of technology transfer in open innovation. In: Jay Mitra, John Edmondson (Ed.), Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Exchange (pp. 27 -39). London: Routledge
Giancarlo, L., Baù, M., Compagno, C. (2013). The role of researchers’ motivations in the genesis of academic spin-off companies. In: Alain Fayolle, Paula Kyrö, Tonis Mets and Urve Venesaar (Ed.), Conceptual Richness and Methodological Diversity in Entrepreneurship Research (pp. 32 -46).
Baù, M., Hellerstedt, K., Nordqvist, M., Wennberg, K. (2013). Succession in Family Firms. In: Ritch L. Sorenson, Andy Yu, Keith H. Brigham and G. T. Lumpkin (Ed.), The Landscape of Family Business (pp. 167 -197).
Pittino, D., Visintin, F., Baù, M. (2012). Corporate governance e innovazione di prodotto nelle PMI italiane, l’influenza del regime tecnologico. In: Cassia L., & De Massis A. (Ed.), Strategie per il Family Business: Passaggio Generazionale, Governo e Crescita
Compagno, C., Lauto, G., Baù, M. (2010). Le risorse e i fattori motivazionali abilitanti il Trasferimento Tecnologico. In: L. MARCHI, S. MARASCA (Ed.), Le risorse immateriali nell'economia delle aziende: I. Profili di management

Conference paper

Withers, M., Chirico, F., Criaco, G., Baù, M. (2020). Employee mobility in family and non-family firms: The role of family firm-specific human capital. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 7-11 August, 2020, Vancouver, Canada.
Binz Astrachan, C., Rumble, R., Baù, M. (2020). Fulfillment or status: Job seekers’ reward expectations towards family and non-family employers. IFERA Annual Conference, 24-26 June, 2020, Santander, Spain.
Naldi, L., Baù, M., Ahl, H., Markowska, M. (2019). All about My Mother: Factors Influencing Women’s Entrepreneurship. 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 9-13, 2019, Boston, Massachusetts, United States..
Naldi, L., Baù, M., Ahl, H., Markowska, M. (2019). Home Alone: Gender (in)equality Within The Household And Business Start-up Among Mothers. 39th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), June 5-8, 2019, Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States..
Haag, K., Almlöf, H., Baù, M. (2019). Disentangling ownership transfer. International Family Enterprise Research Academy (Ifera) 17-21 of June, Bergamo, Italy.
Chirico, F., Baù, M., Schulze, W. (2019). Are Family Firms Loss Averse?. 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 9-13, 2019, Boston, Massachusetts, United States..
Criaco, G., Withers, M., Baù, M., Chirico, F. (2019). The Mobility of Family and Non-Family Firm Employees. 39th Annual Strategic Management Society Conference, October 19-22, 2019, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Baù, M., Chirico, F., Pittino, D. (2018). Modes of Business Entry and Exit in Family Firms: The Role of Resource Intangibility. 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Chicago, IL, USA – August 10-14..
Chirico, F., Baù, M., Gomez-Mejia, L., Martin, G. (2018). Risk-Taking and Financial Distress in Family-controlled Firms. 18th Annual IFERA World Family Business Conference. Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands – July 3-6.
Baù, M., Chirico, F., Hoskisson, R., Pathak, S. (2018). Family versus non-Family Firm Mergers: Likes Attract Likes, but Complementarity also Helps. 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 9-13, 2019, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Minola, T., Baù, M., De Massis, A., Chirico, F., Sieger, P. (2017). Slack and Financial Performance in SMEs: Slack Discretion, Family Ownership, and Hi-Tech Sectors. 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Chirico, F., Backman, M., Baù, M., Karlsson, M., Pittino, D. (2017). No Firm is an Island: Local Embeddedness and Rural-Urban Contexts for Business Growth in Family versus non-Family Firms.. IFERA 2017: annual conference June 28-July 1, 2017, Zadar, Croatia, 2017.
Sieger, P., Baù, M., Chirico, F. (2017). The King is Dead, Long Live...Who? Sudden Deaths of Owner-Managers and Successor Characteristics' Performance Implication. Strategic Management Society, 37th Annual Conference, October 28-31, 2017, Houston, USA.
Chirico, F., Pathak, S., Baù, M., Hoskisson, R. (2017). Family versus Non-Family Firm Mergers: Likes Attract Likes, Outperform Opposites. Strategic Management Society, 37th Annual Conference, October 28-31, 2017, Houston, USA.
Minola, T., Baù, M., Chirico, F., De Massis, A. (2016). Behind Slack and Firm Performance: The Moderating Roles of Family Ownership and High-Tech Industry. Strategic Management Society 34th annual international conference, 20-23 September, 2014, Madrid, Spain.
Baù, M., Chirico, F., Hoskisson, R., Pathak, S. (2016). Portfolio Restructuring in Family and Non-Family-Controlled Firms. 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, August 5-9, 2016..
Chirico, F., Baù, M. (2016). Financial Distress in Family and Non-Family-Controlled Firms. 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, August 5-9, 2016..
Baù, M., Chirico, F., Hoskisson, R., Pathak, S. (2015). Acquisition and Divestitures in Family and Non-Family Firms. 10th FERC Family Enterprise Reseach Conference. Burlington, VT, USA – August 5-9, 2015..
Baù, M., Eddleston, K., Melin, L. (2015). Becoming manager in a family firm: A gendered path. Family Firm Institute Global Conference, London, 21-24 October, 2015..
Baù, M., Baboukardos, D., Chirico, F. (2014). Voluntary Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards and the Role of Family Ownership. 14th Annual IFERA World Family Business Conference, June 24-27, 2014, Lappeenranta, Finland.
Baù, M., Eddleston, K., Chirico, F., Lucia, N. (2014). Parental Altruism. Special Treatment for Offspring in Business?. 10th EIASM Workshop on Family Firms Management Research, Bergamo,23-24 May, 2014.
Chirico, F., Naldi, L., Baù, M., Criaco, G. (2014). Socioemotional Wealth and Innovation in Family Firms: When the Environment Gets Tough, the Family Gets Going!. 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August 1-5, 2014..
Minola, T., Baù, M., Chirico, F., De Massis, A. (2013). Organizational Slack and Firm Performance in Family Firms: the Role of Family Involvement and Technological Intensity. 9th Annual Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC, 2013), May 17-19, Viña del Mar, Chile.
Chirico, F., Baù, M. (2013). Is the Family an Asset or Liability? The Role of Environmental Dynamism on Family Firm Performance. 9th Annual Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC, 2013), May 17-19, Viña del Mar, Chile.
Baù, M., Chirico, F., Zahra, S. (2013). Self-Employment Or Employment After Exit: The Effect Of An Entrepreneur’s Age And Gender. Boston: Babson College, 2013 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, EMLYON Business School Écully, France, June 5–8, 2013..
Naldi, L., Chirico, F., Baù, M., Criaco, G. (2013). Family Involvement and Innovation in Family Firms: The Moderating Role of Environmental Munificence. 9th Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC 2013), Viña del Mar, Chile, May 17-19, 2013.
Lauto, G., Baù, M., Compagno, C. (2012). The effects of participation to academic spin-offs on scientific productivity. Proceedings of WOA 2012 Desperately Seeking Performance in Organizations.
Baù, M., Nordqvist, M., Hellerstedt, K. (2012). A Family Embeddedness Perspective on the Entrepreneurial Entry Process: Operationalization and Consequences. Texas, USA 32nd Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 6-9, 2012, Fort Worth, Texas.
Lauto, G., Baù, M., Compagno, C. (2011). Academic entrepreneurship and scientific research: synergy or tradeoff?. WOA 2011 – XII Workshop dei Docenti e dei Ricercatori di Organizzazione Aziendale, Napoli, 16-18 Giugno 2011.
Baù, M., Nordqvist, M. (2011). Family embeddedness and the family capital. WOA 2011 – XII Workshop dei Docenti e dei Ricercatori di Organizzazione Aziendale, Napoli, 16-18 Giugno 2011.
Baù, M., Nordqvist, M. (2011). Family embeddedness and the family capital. 11th Annual Ifera World Family Business Research Conference, 2011 University of Palermo, Italy.
Baù, M., Nordqvist, M. (2011). Entrepreneurial Entry and the Family Dimension: A Family Embeddedness Analysis. Palermo, Italy the IFERA 2011 World Conference, Palermo, Italy..
Wennberg, K., Nordqvist, M., Baù, M., Hellerstedt, K. (2010). Succession in private firms as an entrepreneurial process: a review and a research agenda. The IFERA World Conference 2010, Lancaster, UK, 6 - 9 July, 2010.
Baù, M., Hellerstedt, K., Nordqvist, M., Wennberg, K. (2010). What do we know on firm succession and the entrepreneurial process: A Synthesis of the literature. 10th Annual Ifera World Family Business Research Conference.
Pittino, D., Visintin, F., Baù, M. (2009). Corporate governance and CEO turnover in insider dominated systems: Are family firms different?. 9th Annual Ifera World Family Business Research Conference, 2009, Cyprus.

Doctoral thesis

Baù, M. (2011). Family Embeddedness and the Entrepreneurial Entry (Doctoral thesis). University of Udine