PhD Scholar of DCU Centre for Family Business (CFB), Vanessa Diaz will present at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, the premier conference for scholarly management and organisation. Ms Diaz is a co-author on the paper entitled Innovation Capability in Family Firms: An Integration Approach.

The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, attracting over 10,000 academics and scholars, will be held in Vancouver, Canada August 7-11th, 2015.

The paper, accepted in April this year, looks at a sample of 1,205 family SME manufacturing firms across Europe, and examines the impact of innovation on the future growth of these firms.  The authors review innovation in terms of technology development, operations, management and transaction capability.

The authors are Dr. Eric Clinton (Director of CFB), Professor Justin Craig (Adjunct Professor of CFB), Dr. Michael Dowling (Associate Investigator in CFB), Vanessa Diaz (PhD scholar of CFB) and Catherine Faherty (PhD scholar of CFB).

This year, Opening Governance is the theme of the 75th AOM Annual Meeting. The conference invites members to consider opportunities to improve the effectiveness and creativity of organisations by restructuring systems at the highest organisational levels.

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