Research Group
Family Business

This is the space dedicated to the generation of knowledge about the organizations whose property falls fundamentally in a family and also in the study of the families that give life to the organizations.

Objective: Be relevant to our stakeholders in terms of generating academic research on families in business, the keys to their success and their future challenges.

We have four research areas:

  1. Family entrepreneurship
    • Innovation and Technological Transformation
    • Tradition vs. Innovation
    • New business creation structures
  2. Government and heritage
    • Strategic thinking and management
    • Government agencies
    • Familiness and Socioemotional Wealth
  3. Intergenerational Flowering
    • Leadership, communication, knowledge transfer (competences)
    • Company survival
    • Well-being for the succession
  4. Values and conscience
    • Integrity, diversity, sustainability
    • Inclusion and Conscious Capitalism
    • Legacy


Name Campus Rank in National
Researchers System
Alberto Daniel Malpica Romero email Guadalajara  
Aurora Correa Flores scholar email Monterrey  
Axel Atzayacatl Zavala scholar email Guadalajara C
Bárbara Isabel Mojarro Durán scholar email Guadalajara C
Edgar Rogelio Ramírez Solís scholar email Guadalajara 1
Fernando Sandoval Arzaga scholar email Monterrey  
Jorge Eduardo Gómez Villanueva scholar email Guadalajara  
María Francisca Fonseca Paredes scholar email EGADE Monterrey  
Verónica Ilián Baños Monroy scholar email Guadalajara  

Scientific Publications

  • Rivera, A.E., Rodríguez-Aceves, L. and Mojarro-Duran, B.I. (2021), "Enabling knowledge sharing through psychological safety in inter-organisational arrangements", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 1170-1193. https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-04-2020-0241
  • Botero, I., Sandoval Arzaga, F., & Bullock, B. (2021). Understanding Governance Mechanisms in Small and Medium Family Firms in Latin America. Multidisciplinary Business Review, 14(2), 107-120. . https://doi.org/10.35692/07183992.14.2.10
  • Ramírez-Solís, E.R., Fonseca, M., Sandoval-Arzaga, F. and 1 more (...) (2021). Survival mode: how Latin American family firms are coping with the pandemic. Management Research, https://doi.org/10.1108/MRJIAM-05-2021-1178
  • Sandoval-Arzaga, F., Silveyra, G., & Xotlanihua-González, D. S. (2021). “Gathering multiple generations at the dining room: The Secret Toward an Entrepreneurial Family Continuity”. In Family entrepreneurship: Insights from leading experts on successful multi-generational entrepreneurial families. USA: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Müller, C.G. & Sandoval-Arzaga, F. (2021) “Family Business Heterogeneity in Latin America. A Historical Perspective”. USA: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Debicki, B.J., Ramírez-Solís, E.R., Baños-Monroy, V.I. and 1 more (...) (2020). The impact of strategic focus on relational capital: A comparative study of family and non-family firms. Journal of Business Research, 119585-598 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.07.016
  • Rivera, A.E., Rodríguez-Aceves, L., Mojarro-Duran, B.I. (2020). Enabling knowledge sharing through psychological safety in inter-organisational arrangements. Journal of Knowledge Management, 25(5) 1170-1193 https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-04-2020-0241
  • Rodríguez-Aceves, L., Baños-Monroy, V., Ramírez-Solís, E. (2018). Environmental Dynamism as a Moderator of Familiness and Performance in Mexican SMEs. Latin American Business Review, 19(3-4) 219-243 https://doi.org/10.1080/10978526.2018.1534546
  • Rojas, M.G.A., Solis, E.R.R., Zhu, J.J. (2018). Innovation and network multiplexity: R&D and the concurrent effects of two collaboration networks in an emerging economy. Research Policy, 47(6) 1111-1124 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.03.018
  • Howell-Fernández, O.L., Cisneros, L., Sandoval-Arzaga, F. (2018). Management and ownership: Estafeta: Leadership in the transition to a family business. Family Firms in Latin America, 35-41 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315098630-6
  • Ramírez-Solís, E.R., Baños-Monroy, V.I., Rodríguez-Aceves, L. (2018). Could nosy family members be a competitive advantage? Familiness and performance in mexican family firms. The Palgrave Handbook of Heterogeneity among Family Firms, 933-960 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77676-7_34
  • Saiz-Alvarez, J.M., Baños-Monroy, V.I. & Ramírez-Solís, E. R. (2018) “Entrepreneurial Orientation and Knowledge Management for Succession: The Case of Four Mexican Family SMEs”. In Baporikar (Ed.) Knowledge Integration Strategies for Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. USA: IGI-Global- Pp. 47-79. https://10.4018/978-1-5225-5115-7.ch003
  • Baños-Monroy, V.I. Saiz-Alvarez, J.M., & Ramírez-Solís, E. R (2018) “The Lean Scientific Canvas Method: A Proposed Tool to Reduce the Entrepreneurial Gender-Gap in Mexico” in Yousafzai, S., Lindgreen, A., Saeed, S., Henry, C., & Fayolle, A. (Eds.) Contextual Embeddedness of Women’s Entrepreneurship: Going Beyond the Gender-Neutral Approach. USA: Routledge
  • Ramírez Solís, E. R. & Baños Monroy, V.I. (2018) “From family firms to MNC: Grupo Modelo and Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma” in Cuervo-Cazurra, A. & Montoya, M.A. (Eds.) Mexican Multinationals: Building Multinationals in Emerging Markets. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Baños-Monroy, V., Ramírez-Solís, E., Rodríguez-Aceves, L. (2017). Entrepreneurship and innovation in Latin American family firms: The case of México. Entrepreneurship: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 1-4497-516 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1923-2.ch023
  • Sandoval-Arzaga, F., Xotlanihua González, D.S., Silveyra, G. and 1 more (...) (2017). Contextualizing universities for new venture creation: The case of family business students at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. Contextualizing Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies and Developing Countries, 92-104 https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785367533
  • Ramírez Solís, E. R., Baños Monroy, V.I., & Rodríguez Aceves, L. A. (2017) “Empresas Familiares: el reto de la institucionalización” in Coria Páez, A.L., Rodríguez Magaña, A. & Rojas Altamirano, O.G. (Eds.) Crecimiento Económico, Competitividad y Gestión de Organizaciones: Miradas y reflexiones Volumen 1, México: Patria, IPN, UP
  • Ramirez Solis, E.R., Banos Monroy, V.I., Rodríguez Acevez, L.A. (2016). Family business in Latin America: The case of Mexico. The Routledge Companion to Family Business,567-579 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315688053
  • Llonch-Andreu, J., López-Lomelí, M.Á., Gómez-Villanueva, J.E. (2016).How local/global is your brand? A technique to assess brand categorisation. International Journal of Market Research,58(6) 795-814 https://doi.org/10.2501/IJMR-2016-046
  • Angulo, A.A.Z., Villanueva, J.E.G., Solís, E.R.R. (2016). The determinants of socioemotional wealth and the family firm’s outcomes. International Journal of Entrepreneurship,20(1) 16-32
  • Baños-Monroy, V., Ramírez-Solís, E., Rodríguez-Aceves, L. (2016). Entrepreneurship and innovation in Latin American family firms: The case of México. Digital Entrepreneurship and Global Innovation,105-123 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0953-0.ch006