COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

OUR PARTNERS

ON-GOING PROJECTS

‘Personal philanthropy profiles in Spain’

In collaboration with Caixabank Banca Privada

Ongoing research

"IMPULSING SOCIAL CREATIVITY "

In collaboration with Centro Botín

Ongoing research

" Keeping alive the entrepreneurial spirit in multinationals"

In collaboration with Coca Cola European Partners

Ongoing research

In search of inspiring models: Enterprising families that are transforming the European competitive landscape.

In collaboration with EFB and Banca March

Ongoing research

"BUSINESS FAMILIES AT THE VANGUARD IN SUSTAINABILITY"

In collaboration with Banca March

Ongoing research

‘Being a philanthropist in Spain’
In collaboration with La Caixa
On-going research project

PUBLISHED REPORTS

White Paper - The social impact of Family businesses in Latin America
2019

In collaboration with Credit Suisse
Authors: Cristina Cruz,  Laura Jimenez, Rachida Justo and Jeanne Roche

Based on a more of 100 surveyd family business and interviews with professionals in the field of philanthropy,  this White Paper reveals the features that distinct the social action of business families in LATAM

This publication can be downloaded from Credit Suisse's website.

 

White Paper - Latin American Entrepreneur Families: How to increase cross-generational potential?
2017

In collaboration with Credit Suisse
Authors: Cristina Cruz, Laura Jimenez
Based on best Latin American practices, the publication identifies what makes families with transgenerational potential stand out.

This publication can be downloaded from Credit Suisse's website.

White Paper - Solutions for Entrepreneur Families: How to transfer wealth without killing ambition
2016

In collaboration with Credit Suisse
Authors: Cristina Cruz, Laura Jimenez
Study based on surveys and interviews carried out with more than 200 members of families in business.

This publication can be downloaded from Credit Suisse's website.

Corporate Governance in Publicly Traded Family Firms
2015

In collaboration with Banca March
Authors: Cristina Cruz, Lucía Garcés Galdeano
Comparison of Corporate Governance Practices of 1,200 Companies Quoted on European and US Markets.

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The “Family Premium” in Listed European Firms
2014

Authors: Cristina Cruz, Laura Núñez Letamendia
Based on the higher profitability of family businesses (the so-called “family premium”), the study identifies the factors that contribute to the increase thereof.

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Value Creation in Listed European Family Firms
2012

In collaboration with Banca March
Authors: Cristina Cruz, Laura Núñez Letamendia
Analysis of 2,423 companies listed on European stock markets.

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CASE STUDIES

The Turnaround of Lego: Continued Growth under Family Ownership

Authors: Cristina Cruz y Caterina Moschieri

This case study analyses the evolution of Lego between 2000 and 2013, highlighting the role the family dimension of the company played and its influence on strategic decision-making. Three main aspects are addressed: the management of corporate strategy, implications of family ownership in the company’s growth and the role of a CEO that is not part of the family.

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Quirón Group. The Story of a Hospital Giant. The End of a Family Legacy?

Author: Cristina Cruz

History of the growth of the Quirón Group, from when its founder, Publio Cordón, created the first hospital until the total sale of the Group in 2015 by the second generation. The case study examines the pros and cons of the decisions made in each of the growth phases of the Group, from the perspective of both the family and the business.

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OTHER RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

Berrone, P., Cruz, C., Gomez-Mejia, L. R., & Larraza-Kintana, M. (2010). Socioemotional Wealth and Corporate Responses to Institutional Pressures: Do Family-Controlled Firms Pollute Less?. Administrative Science Quarterly, 55(1), 82-113.

Gomez-Mejia, L. R., Cruz, C., Berrone, P., & De Castro, J. (2011). The Bind That Ties: Socioemotional Wealth Preservation in Family Firms. Academy of Management Annals, 5(1), 653-707.

Berrone, P., Cruz, C., & Gomez-Mejia, L. R. (2012). Socioemotional Wealth in Family Firms: Theoretical Dimensions, Assessment Approaches, and Agenda for Future Research. Family Business Review, 25(3), 258-279.

Gomez-Mejia, L., Cruz, C., & Imperatore, C. (2014). Financial Reporting and the Protection of Socioemotional Wealth in Family-Controlled Firms. European Accounting Review, 23(3), 387-402.

Cruz, C., Larraza–Kintana, M., Garcés–Galdeano, L., & Berrone, P. (2014). Are Family Firms Really More Socially Responsible?. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 38(6), 1295-1316.

Firfiray, S., Cruz, C., Neacsu, I., & Gomez-Mejia, L. R. (2018). Is Nepotism So Bad for Family Firms? A Socioemotional Wealth Approach. Human Resource Management Review, 28(1), 83-97.

Cruz, C., Justo, R., Larraza-Kintana, M., & Garcés-Galdeano, L. (2018). When Do Women Make a Better Table? Examining the Influence of Women Directors on Family Firms’ Corporate Social Performance. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.