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Francesco Chirico



Francesco Chirico (Taranto, Italy, 1980) is Full Professor in Strategy and Family Business and co-Director of the Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO) at Jönköping International Business School (Sweden). He worked previously at Texas A& M University, Mays Business School in the US.

His research focuses on the intersection of entrepreneurship and strategy with a special focus on family firms. Francesco Chirico’s studies explore resource management processes and exit strategies that affect the realization of competitive advantage and value creation in organizations. Francesco Chirico's research has been published in leading international journals including, among others, Journal of Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice, Human Relations and Family Business Review. He serves on the editorial review board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Family Business Review. Also, he is a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, International Family Enterprise Research Association, Family Enterprise Research Conference.



Francesco Chirico teaches strategic management, international management, entrepreneurship and family business at undergraduate, master, executive and PhD levels.