European Journal of Family Business  (formerly Revista de Empresa Familiar) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal published half-yearly. The journal publishes research papers in the field of family-controlled enterprise since 2011.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete unpublished and original works, which are not under review in any other journals. The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas: Succession, Governance, Organization Theory, Culture, SMEs, Marketing, Internationalization and Globalization, Gender and ethnicity, CRS and Ethics, Productions Management, Human resources.

Previous issues of the journal are available under the former title:


This is an open access journal: all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. EJFB is free of charge for both readers and authors. The print version is freely distributed to libraries, institutions or professionals related to the objectives of the journal.

EJFB aims to improve the collaboration with managers and practitioners, who will be involved in the review process together with the academics. EJFB has the purpose to advance in the understanding of European family entreprises and all family business around the world.

Our aim is to make a step forward to bridge the gap between research and practice on family business, acknowledging the different perspectives and approaches adopted by academics and practitioners. 

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PROQUEST, ECONLIT, EBSCO, ISOC, Base de datos CSIC, Latindex, DICE, RESH, Miar, Copernicus, PKP, E-journals list, Electronic Journals Index, Google Scholar, DOAJ, Cabells, Dialnet. Rebiun, Kun Shan Univ., New School libraries, CYUT Library, Ohsu Library.





Guest Editors: Alfredo De Massis,  Josip Kotlar, Daniel Lorenzo, Pedro Núñez-Cacho Utrilla, Ignacio Osborne, Antonio Gallardo


Published: 2019-12-31

Table of contents

Introduction to the Special Issue

  • Jose Daniel Lorenzo Gomez
  • Pedro Núñez-Cacho
  • Alfredo De Massis
  • Josip Kotlar
Published: May 22, 2020

Innovation in family firms: a holistic bibliometric overview of the research field

  • Gloria Aparicio
  • Txomin Iturralde
  • Valeriano Sanchez-famoso
Published: Dec 31, 2019
Pages 71-84

An Analysis of Open Innovation Determinants: the Case Study of Singapore based Family owned Enterprises

  • Annie Koh
  • Esther Kong
  • Giuseppe Timperio
Published: Dec 31, 2019
Pages 85-101

Collaborative innovation in the family SME: conceptualization, goals, and success factors

  • Unai Arzubiaga
  • Amaia Maseda
  • Amaia Uribarri
  • Jesús Manuel Palma Ruiz
Published: Dec 31, 2019
Pages 102-114

Entrepreneurial orientation and product innovation. The moderating role of family involvement in management.

  • Taras Fredyna
  • Daniel Ruiz Palomo
  • Julio Dieguez Soto
Published: Dec 31, 2019
Pages 128-145

Private Equity focused on Family Firms & Small and Medium Sized Companies: Review and Science Mapping Analysis of the Recent Scientific Field

  • Laura Arteche Bueno
  • Camilo Prado Román
  • Antonio Fernández Portillo
Published: Dec 31, 2019
Pages 146-158
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