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Asst. Professor Julia de Groote

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group

Merck Finck Assistant Professor

Contact:

+49 (0)261 6509 388
marjolein.buisman(at)whu.edu

Julia de Groote is Merck Finck Assistant Professor of Family Business Management. Before joining WHU, she was Assistant Professor of Family Business Management at the Institute for Human Resources and Organization at the University of Bern, Switzerland (non-tenure track). In research, teaching and practice transfer, Julia de Groote focuses on the question of how companies can be sustainably successful leveraging innovation and leadership. She has conducted research and taught on these topics at various universities, including the LMU in Munich (Germany), the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (Switzerland) and Aarhus University (Denmark). Her work regularly appears in renowned academic journals such as Organization Studies, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Long Range Planning as well as practice-oriented publications. She is past chair of the strategic interest group of family business research of the European Academy of Management and a member of the DFG-sponsored research network “venturing together”.

Publications (peer-reviewed)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Resilience in family businesses

Yilmaz, Y., Rätze, S., De Groote, J., Kammerlander, N. (accepted pre-print), Resilience in family businesses: a systematic literature review, Family Business Review.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

De Groote, J., Schell, S., Kammerlander, N., Hack, A. (2023), The role of similarity and complementarity in the selection of potential partners for open innovation projects in family firms, Small Business Economics, Vol. 60 (4), pp. 1347–1367.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

De Groote, J., Soluk, J., Laue, S.-L., Heck, M., Kammerlander, N. (2023), How can family-owned Mittelstand firms use their unique resources to master the age of digitalization? the role of family historical, venture, and collaborative capital, Business Horizons, Vol. 66 (1), pp. 133-152.

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De Groote, J., Kammerlander, N. (2023), Breaking with the past to face the future? Organisational path dependence in family businesses, Organization Studies, Vol. 44 (5), pp. 713–737.

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Deferne, M., Bertschi-Michel, A., De Groote, J. (2023), The role of trust in family business stakeholder relationships: a systematic literature review, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Vol. 14 (1), 100501.

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Gibbert, M., De Groote, J., Högl, M., Mendini, M. (2023), Recognizing new complementarities before they become common sense: the role of similarity recognition  , Organizational Dynamics, Vol. 52 (1), 100915.

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Schell, S., De Groote, J., Richard, S., Hack, A., Kellermanns, F. (2023), The role of affect in the selection of nonfamily top management team members in family businesses, Long Range Planning, Vol. 56 (5), 102288.

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De Groote, J., Kleindienst, I., Högl, M., Schweizer, D., Laamanen, T. (2021), Similarity perceptions in investor reactions to acquisition announcements, Long Range Planning, Vol. 54 (1), 101946.

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De Groote, J., Bertschi-Michel, A. (2021), From intention to trust to behavioral trust: trust building in family business advising, Family Business Review, Vol. 34 (2), pp. 132-153.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

De Groote, J., Conrad, W., Hack, A. (2021), How can family businesses survive disruptive industry changes? Insights from the traditional mail order industry, Review of Managerial Science, Vol. 15 (8), pp. 2239–2273.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

De Groote, J., Gruetter, M., Koch, A. (2021), Everything comes at a price: the influence of job seekers' motives on preference in the trade-off between pay and leisure, German Journal of Human Resource Management : Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, Vol. 35 (4), pp. 385-408.

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De Groote, J., Backmann, J. (2020), Initiating open innovation collaborations between incumbents and startups: how can David and Goliath get along?, International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 24 (2), 2050011.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Schell, S., De Groote, J., Moog, P., Hack, A. (2020), Successor selection in family business: a signaling game, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Vol. 11 (3), 100286.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

De Groote, J., Mendini, M., Gibbert, M. (2019), In the eye of the beholder: the role of cognitive style and similarity in the evaluation of brand extensions, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Vol. 18 (1), pp. 63-73.

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