Collaborative Innovation in Family Firms: collaborating within and beyond

Lancaster University
PhD Awarded 2018

Upon completion of my PhD degree at Lancaster University, UK, earlier in 2018, I was hired as a lecturer at BINUS Business School, Bina Nurantara University in Jakarta, Indonesia. Prior to my PhD, I obtained my Master of Research in Management Sciences from ESADE Business School in Spain and MBA degree from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

With my prior experience of advising family firms in Indonesia, I have since then developed strong interest in researching family business due to their unique characteristics. Started with MBA dissertation on the topic of governance in family business, the topic has since evolved into collaborative innovation in family firms in my doctoral research. As indicated in the title of my PhD dissertation, Collaborative Innovation in Family Firms: Collaborating within and Beyond, I looked into both internal and external aspects of the collaboration. My PhD dissertation opted for the alternative format, in the form of three publishable papers. The first paper takes the form of literature review with proposed future research framework organised in three research streams has been published in Journal of Family Business Strategy. Second paper focuses on the internal aspect of collaborations between departments in family firm and the role of non-family employees using an in-depth single case study method. Specifically, how the collaborations between R&D and other departments attribute to the attainment of new product development in family firm. The third paper uses a multiple case study approach to examine the role of institutional support in the formation of international collaborative innovation, sampling on an innovation programme run by a university in the UK. The paper has been accepted to present at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago and has received valuable feedbacks to further improve for publication.

In my current job as a lecturer, I teach a variety of subjects in the field of business management at the postgraduate level, supervise dissertations at postgraduate level, provide consultations to companies, as well as continue my research on the topic of collaborative innovation.