» Andrea Calabrò

Andrea Calabrò

Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship


2007 – 2010: Ph.D. in Management and Governance, with Honors. University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

2007 – 2008: Post-Master’s degree training. University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

2005 – 2006: Master’s degree in Innovation and Management (BA), magna cum laude. University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

2001 – 2005: Bachelor’s degree (BA). University of Rome, Italy

Research Areas

Family Firms, Internationalization, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Management

Teaching Areas

Strategic Management, Family Business, Entrepreneurship, International Business


Email: a.calabro@ipag.fr

Phone: +33 4 9313 3900

Campus: Nice

Andrea Calabrò is Professor of Family Business & Entrepreneurship at IPAG Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Management and Governance from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and has been Professor/Chairholder of Business Administration and Family Entrepreneurship at University of Witten/Herdecke (2011-2017). He co-founded the Family Business Research Strategic Interest Group (FBR SIG) at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and is co-founder and organizer of the International Family Business Research Forum (IFBRF). Since 2014 he serves as Associate Editor of Journal of Family Business Strategy. He has published journal articles on family firms, internationalization, and corporate governance in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as: Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Family Business Review, International Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Family Business Strategy.

Calabrò, A., Chrisman, J. J., & Kano, L. (2022). Family-owned multinational enterprises in the post-pandemic global economy. Journal of International Business Studies, 1-16. 

Canovi, M., Succi, C., Labaki, R., & Calabrò, A. (2022). Motivating Next-generation Family Business Members to Act Entrepreneurially: a Role Identity Perspective. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 1-28. 

Laganà, I. R., & Colapinto, C. Multiple criteria decisionmaking in healthcare and pharmaceutical supply chain management: A stateoftheart review and implications for future research. Journal of MultiCriteria Decision Analysis. 

Pongelli, C., Valentino, A., Calabrò, A., & Caroli, M. (2021). Family-centered goals, geographic focus and family firms’ internationalization: a study on export performance. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 33(7-8), 580-598. 

Yezza, H., Chabaud, D., & Calabrò, A. (2021). Conflict dynamics and emotional dissonance during the family business succession process: Evidence from the Tunisian context. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 11(3), 219-244. 

Calabrò, A., Santulli, R., Torchia, M., & Gallucci, C. (2021). Entrepreneurial orientation and family firm performance: the moderating role of TMT Identity-Based and Knowledge-Based faultlines. Entrepreneurship theory and Practice, 45(4), 838-866. 

Gimenez, D., Edelman, L., Minola, T., Calabrò, A. and Cassia, L. (2020). An Intergenerational Solidarity Perspective on Succession Intentions in Family Firms.  Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming. 

Campopiano, G., Calabrò, A., & Basco, R. (2020). The “Most Wanted”: The Role of Family Strategic Resources and Family Involvement in CEO Succession Intention. Family Business Review, forthcoming. 

Calabrò, A., Cameran, M., Campa, D. and Pettinicchio, A. (2020). Financial Reporting in Family Firms: A Socioemotional Wealth Approach toward Information Quality. Journal of Small Business Management, 1-35. 

Ahrens, J. P., Calabrò, A., Huybrechts, J. and Woywode, M. (2019). The Enigma of the Family Successor–Firm Performance Relationship: A Methodological Reflection and Reconciliation Attempt. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 43(3), 437-474. 

Dinh, T.Q. and Calabrò, A. (2019). Asian Family Firms through Corporate Governance and Institutions: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Agenda for Future Research. International Journal of Management Reviews, 21(1), 50-75. 

Calabrò, A., Vecchiarini, M., Gast, J., Campopiano, G., De Massis, A. and Kraus, S. (2019). Innovation in Family Firms: A Systematic Literature Review and Guidance for Future Research. International Journal of Management Reviews, 21(3), 317-355. 

Calabrò, A., Minichilli, A., Amore, M. D., & Brogi, M. (2018). The courage to choose! Primogeniture and leadership succession in family firms. Strategic Management Journal, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smj.2760/full

Walther, A., Calabrò, A. and Morner, M. (2017). Got a plan in the pipeline? Nominating committee’s information processing in executive successions. Management Decision, in press (Impact factor: 1.396).

Calabrò, A., Campopiano, G. and Basco, R. (2017). Principal-principal conflicts and family firm growth: the moderating role of business family identity. Journal of Family Business Management.

Lohe, F.W. and Calabrò, A. (2017). Please do not disturb! Differentiating board tasks in family and non-family firms during financial distress. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 33(1): 36-49 (Impact factor: 1.450).

Walther, A., Morner, M. and Calabrò, A. (2017). The role of behaviorally integrated nominating committees in non-executive director selection processes. European Management Journal, 35(3): 351-361 (Impact Factor: 2.481).

Calabrò, A., Campopiano, G. and Basco, R. (2017). Governance structure and internationalization of family-controlled firms: the mediating role of international entrepreneurial orientation. European Management Journal, 35(2): 238-248 (Impact Factor: 2.481).

Basco, R. and Calabrò, A. (2017). Who should sit there? Effects of family-oriented objectives on board composition. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 9(1): 81-99.

Kraus, S., Mensching, H., Calabrò, A., Cheng, C. F. and Filser, M. (2016). Family firm internationalization: a configurational approach. Journal of Business Research. 69(11): 5473-5478 (Impact Factor: 3.354).

Minichilli, A., Brogi, M. and Calabrò, A. (2016). Weathering the storm: family ownership, governance, and performance through the financial and economic crisis. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 24(6): 552–568 (Impact Factor: 3.571).

Since 2017: Professor of Family Business & Entrepreneurship, IPAG Business School, Nice

2014 – 2017: Dean of Research, Faculty of Management and Economics. University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany

2013 – 2017: Head of Ph.D. Committee/Ph.D. Program, Faculty of Management and Economics. University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany

2010 – 2011: Professor in Financial Accounting. University “Magna Graecia”, Italy