RESUME September, Università degli Studi di Bergamo Department of Engineering Via Pasubio 7B, Dalmine (BG) Italy

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1 RESUME

September, 20112

PERSONAL

Name: Josip Kotlar

Ph.D. in Economics and Management of Technology (Expected, 2012) Research Team Member at CYFE – Center for Young and Family Enterprise

Birth place and date:

Zadar (Croatia), 1984 Nov. 30th

Institutional address:

Università degli Studi di Bergamo Department of Engineering

Via Pasubio 7B, 24044 Dalmine (BG) – Italy E-mail: josip.kotlar@unibg.it

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree Management Engineering, Internet Applications curricula, University of Bergamo (2007). Dissertation title: Regional Innovation Systems: a comparative analysis at the European level.

Master's Degree Economics and Management of Technology, University of Bergamo (2009). Dissertation title: The determinants of the competition between high speed rail and air

transportation: a longitudinal analysis of European and Italian cases.

Ph.D. in Economics and Management of Technology, University of Bergamo (2012, expected). Dissertation tentative title: “Family-Centered Non-Economic Goals and Strategic Behavior of Family Firms”.

Part of the research activities (from January to June 2012) conducted at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Business, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (Canada), and at the Center of Family Enterprise Research, College of Business, Mississippi State University (U.S.A.).

Supplementary education

Summer school in finance. Politecnico di Milano and University of Bergamo, Italy, 2009. STATA 11 Software for quantitative data analysis. University of Bergamo, Italy, 2010-2011. NVivo 9™ software for qualitative data analysis. Columbia University, U.S.A., 2011. Human Resource Management. Mississippi State University, Starkville, U.S.A., 2012.

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2 ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Part Time Lecturing Appointments

Adjunct Professor, University of Bergamo (2012-today) to teach Management Accounting Systems (Italian) offered by the Department of Engineering.

Instructor, University of Bergamo (2010- today) to teach quantitative analysis tools for graduate courses in Strategic Management and Management of Multinational Companies (both Italian and international courses) offered by the Department of Economics and Technology

Management.

Instructor, University of Bergamo (2009-today) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Accounting (Italian) offered by the Department of Economics and Technology Management.

University Service Activities (University of Bergamo, 2009-today) Serve in the supervisory committee of several master thesis.

One-on-one tutoring/counseling.

Other Experience (while working on doctoral program)

Course assistant, College of Business , Mississippi State University (2012-today), supporting Prof. James Chrisman in teaching an undergraduate course in Entrepreneurship offered by the Department of Management and Information Systems.

Ad-hoc Lecturer, University of Urbino (2011). “Management challenges in the family firm” within the graduate course “Entrepreneurship and Small Business” offered by the

Department of Economics.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Best Paper Award & Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, and Invitation to the 2012 Theories of Family Enterprise (ToFE) conference and special issue on Entrepreneurship Theory and

Practice.

Goal setting in family firms: The who, the when, and the how – FERC conference (Montreal, Canada, 2012)

Best Paper Award

Does family entrepreneurship matter? An empirical investigation of small and medium family enterprises in Bergamo area - EFMD Entrepreneurshp Conference (Tallin - Estonia, 2011). Master Degree Thesis Award, Premio di Laurea SDM, University of Bergamo.

GENERAL ACADEMIC INTERESTS  Family business

 Strategic management.

 Innovation and technology management.  Ontological foundations of empirical research.

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3 EDITORIAL AND REVIEWING ACTIVITIES

Journal of Small Business Management, ad-hoc reviewer since 2011.

Conference papers reviewer: EIASM (2011), IFERA (2011), EURAM (2012).

PUBLICATIONS

Articles Appearing in Refereed Management Journals

De Massis, A. Kotlar, J., Cassia, L., Brioschi, M.S. (2012). Innovazione di prodotto a base tecnologica nelle imprese familiari: Analisi dei Fattori Critici di Successo. Sistemi & Impresa,

2012(6), 48-55.

De Massis A., Kotlar J., Frattini, F. (2013, forthcoming). Is social capital perceived as a source of competitive advantage od disadvantage for family firms? An esplorative analysis of CEO perceptions. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 22(1).

De Massis A., Kotlar J., Nordqvist M. (2013, forthcoming). Le imprese familiari percepiscono il capitale sociale come vantaggio o come svantaggio competitivo? Un’analisi esplorativa delle percezioni degli Amministratori Delegati. Economia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics (Special Issue on Entrepreneurial ventures sharing profit and non-profit goals: economic, managerial and organizational challenges, co-edited by Evila Piva, Cristina Rossi Lamastra and Mike Wright).

Cassia, L., De Massis, A. V., & Kotlar, J. (2011). Le imprese familiari italiane e la gestione dell'innovazione di prodotto: Sfide manageriali e principali peculiarità dall'analisi di alcuni casi di studio. Sistemi & Impresa, 2011(4), 44-52.

Cassia, L., De Massis, A. Kotlar, J., (2011). Family control and SMEs characteristics: Empirical evidence from the province of Bergamo. International Journal of Business, Management and Social Sciences, 2(2), pp15-22.

Campopiano, G., Kotlar, J., Salanti, A. 2009. Struttura competitiva dopo la crisi Alitalia: il caso della tratta Milano-Roma. Economia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 36(4): 167-178.

Book Chapters:

De Massis A., Sharma P., Chua J.H., Chrisman J.J., Kotlar J. (2012, forthcoming), “State-of-the-art of family business research”, In De Massis A., Sharma P., Chua J.H., Chrisman J.J., Family business studies: An annotated bibliography, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. De Massis A., Sharma P., Chua J.H., Chrisman J.J., Kotlar J. (2012, forthcoming), “Trends in

family business empirical research”, In De Massis A., Sharma P., Chua J.H., Chrisman J.J., Family business studies: An annotated bibliography, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. Cassia L., De Massis A., Kotlar J. (2012, forthcoming), “Controllo familiare e caratteristiche

delle PMI”, In Cassia L., De Massis A., Strategie per le imprese familiari: Passaggio generazionale, governo e crescita, Este, Milano, IT.

Submitted Research:

De Massis A., Kotlar J., Chua J.H., Chrisman J.J. Ability and willingness as sufficiency

conditions for family-oriented particularistic behavior: Implications for theory and empirical studies. Status: submitted at Journal of Family Business Strategy.

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4 De Massis A., Kotlar J., Cassia L., Campopiano G. The impact of family involvement on SMEs

performance: Theory and evidence. Status: revise & resubmit at Journal of Small Business Management.

De Massis A., Frattini F., Kotlar J., Nordqvist M., Chrisman J.J. Product innovation in family firms: An analysis of the critical success factors. Status: submitted to Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Kotlar J., De Massis A. Goal setting in family firms: Goal diversity, social interactions, and collective commitment to family-centered goals. Status: submitted to Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Kotlar J., De Massis A., Frattini F., Bianchi M., Fang H.C. Technology acquisition in family firms: A longitudinal analysis of Spanish manufacturing firms. Status: submitted to Journal of Product Innovation Management.

De Massis A., Kotlar J., Cassia L., Campopiano G. Family Ownership, Family Management, and Performance: The Moderating Role of Family Ownership Dispersion. Status: submitted at Journal of Family Business Strategy.

CONFERENCES:

 Academy of Management annual meetings, Boston, Massachusetts (U.S.A.), 2012.  ToFE Theory of Family Enterprise, Edmonton (Canada), 2012.

 Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), 2011,2012.

 Southern Management Association Meeting, Fourt Lauderdale, Florida (U.S.A.), 2012.  International Product Development Management Conference (IPDM), U.K., 2012.  EIASM Academic Workshop on Family Business, 2011, 2012.

 IFERA World Conference, 2011, 2012.

 BCERC Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (U.S.A.), 2012  RENT Annual Conference, Norway, 2011.

 ICSB Annual World Conference, 2011, Sweden, 2011.  EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference, Estonia, 2011. Refereed Proceedings and Conference Presentations

De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., (2012). Prioritizing stakeholders in the family firm: CEO responses to stakeholder attributes and goals. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Boston, U.S.A., August 3-7.

Kotlar, J., De Massis, A. (2012) Goal setting in family firms: The who, the what, and the how. Family Enterprise Research Conference. Montreal, Canada, May 11-13 (Received Best Paper Award and Best Doctoral Award).

Kotlar, J., De Massis, A. (2012) Goal setting in family firms: The who, the what, and the how. Theories of the Family Enterprise. Edmonton, Canada, May 23-25.

Kotlar, J., De Massis, A. (2012) Goal setting in family firms: The who, the what, and the how.

IFERA 12th Annual World Family Business Research Conference. Bordeaux, France, June 26-29.

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5 De Massis, A., Frattini, F., Kotlar, J., Nordqvist, M., Chrisman, J.J. (2012) Product Innovation in

Family Firms: an Analysis of the Critical Success Factors. IFERA 12th Annual World Family Business Research Conference. Bordeaux, France, June 26-29.

Kotlar, J., De Massis, A., Frattini, F., Bianchi, M., Fang H.C. (2012) Technology acquisition in family-controlled firms: A longitudinal analysis of Spanish manufacturing firms.

Proceedings of the 19th International Product Development Management Conference, Manchester, U.K., June 17-19. ISSN 1998-7374.

Cassia, L., De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Minola, T. (2012). The Hyper-Growth of Family SMEs. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA., June 6-9.

Cassia, L., De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Minola, T. (2012). The hyper-growth of family-owned firms: evidence from European SMEs. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation "Entrepreneurial Strategies and Policies for Economic Growth". Venice, Italy, May 23-25.

De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Cassia, L. (2011). How Do Family Firm CEOs Perceive their

Competitive Advantages and Disadvantages? Empirical Evidence from the Transportation Industry . XXV RENT Annual Conference, 2011. Bodo, Norway.

De Massis, A., Frattini, F., Kotlar, J., Nordqvist, M. (2011) Product Innovation in Family Firms: an Analysis of the Critical Success Factors. XXV RENT Annual Conference, 2011. Bodo, Norway.

Campopiano, G., Cassia, L., De Massis A., Kotlar J. (2011). An empirical investigation of the effects of "familiness" on SMEs' financial performance. 7th EIASM Academic Workshop on Family Business. Witten, Germany (Received Honourable Mention for Best Paper Award). Campopiano G., Cassia L., De Massis A., Kotlar J. (2011), “Influence of Family Involvement in

Ownership and Management on SMEs Performance: Theoretical Underpinnings and Empirical Evidence”, IFERA 11th Annual World Family Business Research Conference, Palermo, Italy, June 28-July 1 (Nominated for Best Paper Award). ISBN: 978-88-95272-99-3.

Campopiano, G., Cassia, L., De Massis A., Kotlar J. (2011). The impact of family ownership and TMT composition on SMEs’ financial performance: an empirical study. 56th Annual ICSB World Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Campopiano, G., Cassia, L., De Massis, A., & Kotlar, J. (2011). Does family entrepreneurship matter? An empirical investigation of small and medium family enterprises in Bergamo area. EFMD Entrepreneurshp Conference. Tallin, Estonia.

De Massis A., Kotlar J., Chua J.H., Chrisman J.J., Sharma P. (2011). Ability and Willingness Determinants of Family Firm Behavior. 7th Annual Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC). Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

De Massis A., Kotlar J., Chua J.H., Chrisman J.J., Sharma P. (2011). The differences of family firms: an ability and willingness perspective. 7th EIASM Academic Workshop on Family Business. Witten, Germany.

De Massis A., Kotlar J., Chua J.H., Chrisman J.J., Sharma P. (2011). Ability and willingness in family business research: implications for theory and empirical studies. IFERA World Conference. Palermo, Italy.

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