Emanuela Rondi is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Family Business Management, she joined the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in February 2017. Her research lies at the intersection of family business and social capital, with a particular interest in the impact of family external relationships in succession and innovation dynamics. In her research, she has developed competences and adopted a variety of qualitative methods (e.g., ethnography, single case study, multiple case studies) and data (interviews, observations, archival documents, artifacts). In 2017, she was visiting scholar at Haskayne Business School at the University of Calgary (Canada). In 2016, Emanuela gained the Doctoral degree in Management from Lancaster University Management School (UK). In 2013 she graduated in Industrial Engineering (Hons) from the University of Bergamo (Italy). Her doctoral work has received awards and recognitions at various academic conferences (e.g., Academy of Management, EURopean Academy of Management) and she recently published research articles on Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Family Business Strategy. Emanuela is member of the Education and Professional Development Sub-Committee of IFERA – International Family Enterprise Research Academy. She is also member of AOM, AIIG, FERC, EIASM and EURAM. Emanuela is on the review board of the Journal of Family Business Strategy and has served as reviewer on leading journals such as Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Small Business Economics, Family Business Review, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Knowledge Management.





Bauweraerts, J., Rondi, E., Rovelli, P., De Massis, A., & Sciascia, S. (2022). Are Family Female Directors Catalysts of Innovation in Family SMEs? Accepted for publication in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.


Brinkerink, J., & Rondi, E. (2021). When can families fill voids? Firms’ reliance on formal and informal institutions in R&D decisions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 45(2), 291-318.

Rondi, E., & Rovelli, P. (2021). Exchanging Information to Realize More Innovation Opportunities: What Can Family Firms Do? Forthcoming in the Special Issue on “Knowledge Management in Family Firms” of the Journal of Knowledge Management.


Brinkerink, J., Rondi, E., Benedetti, C., & Arzubiaga, U. (2020). Family business or business family? Organizational identity elasticity and strategic responses to disruptive innovation. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 11(4).

Erdogan, I., Rondi, E., & De Massis, A. (2020). Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 44(1), 20-54.

Magrelli, V., Rondi, E., De Massis, A., & Kotlar, J. (2020). Generational Brokerage: An Intersubjective Perspective on Managing Temporal Orientations in Family Firm Succession. Strategic Organization, forthcoming.

Rondi, E., Debellis, F., De Massis, A., & Garzoni, A. (2020). Bonding and bridging social capital in family firm internationalization. Sinergie Italian Journal of Management, 38, 105-123.

Rondi, E., & Rovelli, P. (2020). La Gestione dell’Innovazione nelle Imprese Familiari, Eurilink, Roma (IT), ISBN: 9788885622975.

Rondi, E., Sciascia, S., & De Massis, A. (2020). Innovation in small family firms. Piccola Impresa/Small Business, 1, 10-19.


Campopiano, G., & Rondi, E. (2019). Hierarchical dyadic congruence in family firms: The interplay of supervisor and supervisee socioemotional wealth importance and familial status. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 43(2).


Rondi, E., De Massis, A., & Kotlar, J. (2017). Unlocking innovation potential: A typology of family business innovation postures and the critical role of the family system. Journal of Family Business Strategy. In press.

Rondi, E., Kotlar, J., & Jack, S. (2017). Toward A Process Model of Social Capital Actuation. In Atinc, G. (ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.