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Esra Memili

ESRA MEMILI, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Bryan School of Business and Economics. A scholar in family business and entrepreneurship, she is the author of accepted and/or published manuscripts that have appeared in the top entrepreneurship and family business journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, and others. She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of Family Business Review as well as Journal of Family Business Strategy. She has recently been invited to be a Guest Editor for Special Issues on family firms at International Journal of Financial Studies and Journal of Family Business Management. She is the recipient of Family Owned Business Institute Research Scholars of Award and Grant (2009 & 2012). She has over 70 international, national, and regional academic conference presentations and won Best Paper awards at Journal of Family Business Management (2013), USASBE [2013 & 2014(2)]; FERC (2013); Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (2013); SMA (2011); and Academy of Management (2008). She is also invited as guest speaker to international academic conferences such as Academy of Management annual meeting (2014) in Philadelphia, PA, Family Enterprise Research Conference (2012 & 2014) in Montreal, Canada; Hamburg Institute of Family Owned Business (2012 & 2013) in Germany; and International Family Enterprise Research Academy (2014) in Lappeenranta, Finland. She is the winner of Family Firm Institute 2012 Best Quantitative Dissertation Award. Her research appeared in media: Impulse Wissen (2103) in Hamburg, Germany; Adali (2013) in Istanbul, Turkey; and Healio Orthotics/Prosthetics Business News (2013) in the U.S. Dr. Memili is the 2013-2014 Assistant Director of Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellows. She has recently won 2013-14 Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award and Margaret Van Hoy Hill Dean’s Notable Scholar award and grant at UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics.

There are 24 included publications by Esra Memili :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Building a family firm image: How family firms capitalize on their family ties 2012 145 We apply organizational identity theory to examine factors that lead family firms to create a family firm image and investigate how a family firm image impacts firm performance. We find that family firm pride, community social ties, and long-term ori...
Control enhancing corporate governance mechanisms: Family versus non-family publicly traded firms. 2010 275 In this dissertation, Essay 1 draws upon agency theory and corporate governance to classify control enhancing corporate governance provisions and to examine the use of these provisions within the context of publicly traded family firms. I argue that ...
The critical path to family firm success through entrepreneurial risk taking and image 2010 777 Drawing from organizational identity theory, we explore how family ownership and family expectations influence family firm image and entrepreneurial risk taking, and ultimately firm performance. We find support for a fully mediated model, utilizing a...
Der Einfluss von Marktorientierung und innerfamiliären Nachfolgeintentionen auf die Wettbewerbsposition von Kleinunternehmen 2011 232 Die Marktorientierung eines Kleinunternehmens und deren Marketingaktivitäten sind zur Entwicklung einer starken Wettbewerbsposition von strategischer Bedeutung. Es bedarf aber weiterer Forschung um zu verstehen, ob und wie der kontinuierliche Einf...
The determinants of family firms’ subcontracting: A transaction cost perspective. 2011 139 In this article we compare the governance choices of family and non-family firms regarding their subcontracting tendencies. Based on transaction cost theory, we argue that family firms are less likely to engage in subcontracting than non-family firms...
The determinants of venture creation time: a cross-country perspective 2012 148 The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of macro-institutional and macro-non-institutional factors on the new venture creation time across emerging as well as developed economies in Europe using panel data from 2003 to 2006 in 15 emerging ...
Does innovation matter to achieve entrepreneurial success? 2010 151 Followers of the Schumpeterian approach consider that new combinations of resources in new ventures can be pure forms of entrepreneurship. However, not all the new ventures created in the economy are stories of success. The 2003 Inc 500 companies a...
An empirical analysis of the antecedents of nonfamily managers' incentive compensation in family firms. 2011 164 We use an economic utility perspective to examine nonfamily managers’ incentive compensation in family firms. Specifically, we suggest that the family involvement in the business through ownership, management, and intentions for transgenerational s...
Expanding the notion of entrepreneurship capital in American counties: A panel data analysis of 2002-2007. 2012 144 Entrepreneurship capital refers to the factors of a region that drives new businesses (Audretsch and Keilbach, 2004). This study considers industry growth and performance in manufacturing, retail and service as components of entrepreneurship capital ...
Family firms’ professionalization: A resource-based view and institutional theory perspective. 2012 1589 Our article examines the assumption that family firms are an inferior organizational form as compared to non-family firms by analyzing family firms’ professionalization in developed and developing economies. We use institutional theory and resource-b...
Family Involvement and the Use of Corporate Governance Provisions Protecting Controlling versus Noncontrolling Owners 2012 45 Drawing on agency theory and corporate governance, we first classify the corporate governance provisions within the context of family firms. Then, we probe the influence of family involvement (i.e. family ownership and family management) in corpora...
Family Social Capital, Venture Preparedness, and Start-Up Decisions: A Study of Hispanic Entrepreneurs in New England. 2009 698 Using insights from the resource-based view, social capital, and network theories, the authors develop a model of how family social capital, as well as an entrepreneur’s knowledge capital and external social capital, influences the venture creation p...
Foreign venture presence and domestic entrepreneurship: A macro level study. 2012 182 There is a tendency to investigate the direct effects of foreign ventures on domestic entrepreneurship while the relationship between foreign ventures and domestic entrepreneurship is more complex. We suggest that foreign ventures influence domesti...
Going Beyond Research on Goal Setting: A Proposed Role for Organizational Psychological Capital of Family Firms. 2013 549 Kotlar and De Massis found that membership assortment and the number of organizational members, as well as the imminence of succession, influence goal diversity in family firms. They also showed that goal diversity can be managed and family-centered ...
Japanese Women Entrepreneurs: Prospects for Growth. 2013 1130 Japanese women entrepreneurship is currently one of Japan’s growing economic sectors. The number of entrepreneurs in Japan is proportionately very small compared to other countries. We conducted an internet survey on Japanese women entrepreneurs. Our...
Organizational Psychological Capital in Family-owned Franchise Firms and Corporate Social Responsibility 2014 353 Research has linked Psychological Capital (PsyCap) to employees’ positive attitudes, behaviors, and performance in organizations and is characterized by hope, self-efficacy, resilience, and optimism. Despite the demonstrated effects of PsyCap on empl...
Perceptions of Entrepreneurship across Generations in Family Offices: A Stewardship Theory Perspective. 2013 459 Family offices have been in existence for at least two centuries and have substantial impact on the wealth and prosperity of the families behind them. However, despite their practical relevance, family offices remain an under-researched topic in fami...
The prevalence of family firms by industry: A transaction cost theory perspective and longitudinal analysis. 2012 214 Using a transaction cost theory perspective, we argue that family firms will be more prevalent in service industry than nonfamily firms, which are expected to be more prevalent in manufacturing industry. Thereby, our main argument is that the preva...
The propensity to use non-family managers’ incentive compensation in small and medium size family firms. 2013 299 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use the socio-emotional wealth perspective to examine how the level of family involvement reduces the propensity to use incentives to non-family managers in small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) family firm...
Role Conflicts of Family Members in Family Firms 2013 34 The existence of role conflict among organizational members tends to create tensions inside organizations worldwide. However, in the context of family firms, having a dual role of being a member of a family and a member of the firm can represent inte...
Saudi women entrepreneurs: A growing economic segment. 2012 1098 Following Chang, Memili, Chrisman, Kellermanns, and Chua (2009) work examining Hispanic entrepreneurs’ venture start-up in the U.S., we draw upon the resource-based view, social capital, and network theories to explore the model of how Saudi women...
Towards a theory of non-family employees’ organizational identification. 2012 232 Purpose – Since non-family employees form a large portion of employees in many family firms and they play an important role in the transgenerational survival of those firms, the purpose of this paper is to explore how family influence factors affect ...
Transaction Costs and Outsourcing Decisions in Small and Medium-Sized Family Firms 2011 693 An important difference between family and nonfamily firms, and among different types of family firms, is in the way they make outsourcing decisions and thereby define the boundaries of the firm. The authors propose that transaction costs arising fro...
What Can Drive Successful Entrepreneurial Firms? An Analysis of the Inc. 500 Companies 2013 78 Entrepreneurship scholars tend to discuss the merits of using innovation over imitation for the creation of new ventures. We take a step forward to focus our attention on the drivers of successful entrepreneurial firms and use Inc. 500 companies to t...