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Peter Jaskiewicz

Jaskiewicz, Peter
Full Professor
University Research Chair in Enduring Entrepreneurship
MBA (EBS Universität), Ph.D. (EBS Universität)
DMS 6129
613-562-5800 x 4730
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Peter Jaskiewicz conducts quantitative and qualitative research on entrepreneurship and family business. His current research focuses on antecedents of transgenerational entrepreneurship and corporate reputation in family and founder firms. Moreover, Peter researches organizational outcomes of entrepreneurial legacies, managerial pay dispersion, and family dynamics in these firms.

Peter's research has been published in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, and Journal of Business Research.

In his teaching, Peter shares up-to-date knowledge on entrepreneurship, family business and corporate governance with Bachelor, Master, and PhD students. Peter also organized an annual MBA Summer School on "Leadership in Europe" (2006-2008) and led an annual Study Tour on "Governance, Entrepreneurship and Family Business" (2009-2013) in Europe.

Beyond research and teaching, Peter has successfully helped to fundraise more than $950,000 as the principal investigator or as a co-investigator of research proposals and grants.

He is currently a review board member at Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Corporate Governance: An International Review, and Family Business Review. In addition to these academic positions, Peter is an Advisory Board member at Venture for Canada.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Tetzlaff, E., Jaskiewicz, P. and Wiklund, J. 2023. Implications of Mental Health for Business Families and Family Businesses: Towards a Holistic Research Agenda. Family Business Review, (In Press).
  • Suddaby, R., Silverman, B.S., Jaskiewicz, P., De Massis, A. and Micelotta, E. 2023. History-Informed Family Business Research: An Editorial on the Promise of History and Memory Work. Family Business Review, 36(1): 4-16.
  • Hsueh, J., Campobiana, G., Tetzlaff, E. and Jaskiewicz, P. 2023. How can non-family employees identify with the family business? Long Range Planning, (In Press).
  • Combs, J., Jaskiewicz, P., Ravi, R. and Walls, J. 2022. More bang for their buck: Why (and when) family firms better leverage CSR. Journal of Management, (In Press).
  • Jaskiewicz, P., Block, J., Carney, M. and Wagner, D. 2021. Bridging the Pacific divide: A meta-analysis on the role of the institutional context for the performance of family and founder firms. Journal of World Business, 56(5), (In Press).
  • Combs, J., Jaskiewicz, P., Rau, S. and Agrawal, R. 2021. Inheriting the legacy but not the business: When and where do family nonsuccessors become entrepreneurial? Journal of Small Business Management, 1-30.
  • Suddaby, R. and Jaskiewicz, P. 2020. Managing traditions: A critical capability for family business success. Family Business Review, 33(3): 234 –243.
  • Crook, R., Lux, S., Gentry, R. , Combs, J. and Jaskiewicz, P. 2020. Corporate political activity and sensitivity to social attacks: The case of family firms. Family Business Review, 33(2): 152-174.
  • Eddleston, K., Jaskiewicz, P. and Wright, M. 2019. Family Firms and Internationalization in the Asia-Pacific: The Need for Multi-level Perspectives. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
  • Jaskiewicz, P., Neubaum, D., De Massis, A. and Holt, D. 2019. The Adulthood of Family Business Research Through Inbound and Outbound Theorizing. Family Business Review, 33(1): 10-17.
  • Jaskiewicz, P., Combs, J. and Ketchen, D. 2019. Moving toward a generalizable theory of business-owning families‘ reference point shifts by embracing family differences (Dialogue). Academy of Management Review, 44(4): 916-918.
  • Sinha, D.P., Jaskiewicz, P., Gibbs, J. and Combs, J. 2019. Managing history: How New Zealand's Gallagher Group used rhetorical narratives to reprioritize and modify imprinted strategic guideposts. Strategic Management Journal, 41(3): 557-589.
  • Combs, J., Jaskiewicz, P., Shanine, K. and Balkin, D. 2018. Making Sense of HR in Family Firms: Antecedents, Moderators, and Outcomes. Human Resource Management Review, 28: 1-4.
  • Neubaum, D. and Jaskiewicz, P. 2018. Agent, Stewards, and Capabilities: A review. Family Business Review, 21(2): 227-228.
  • Powell, G., Greenhaus, J., Jaskiewicz, P., Combs, J., Balkin, D. and Shanine, K. 2018. Family Science and the work-family interface: An interview with Gary Powell and Jeffrey Greenhaus. Human Resource Management Review, 28: 98-102.
  • Hoffmann, C., Jaskiewicz, P., Wulf, T. and Combs, J. 2017. The Effect of Transgenerational Control Intention on Family-Firm Performance: It Depends Who Pursues it. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 43(3): 629-646.
  • Jaskiewicz, P. and Dyer, W.G. 2017. Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Dis-entangling Family Heterogeneity to Advance Family Business Research. Family Business Review, 30(2): 111-118.
  • Jaskiewicz, P., Combs, J., Shanine, K. and Kacmar, M. 2017. Introducing the family: A review of family science with implications for strategy. Academy of Management Annals, 11(1): 309-341.
  • Jaskiewicz, P., Miller, D., Block, J. and Combs, J. 2017. Founder versus family owners' impact on pay dispersion among non-CEO top managers: Implications for firm performance. Journal of Management, 43(5): 1524-1552.
  • Jaskiewicz, P., Block, J., Miller, D. and Combs, J. 2017. The effects of founder and family ownership on hired CEOs' incentives and firm performance. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41(1): 73-103.


  • Jaskiewicz, P. and Rau, S. Enabling Next Generation Legacies. Ottawa: Family Enterprise Knowledge Hub Publishing, 2021.

Chapters in Books

  • Suddaby, R., Jaskiewicz, P., Israelson, T. and Chittoor, R. Traditional Authority in Social Context: Explaining the Relation between Types of Family and Types of Family-Controlled Business Groups. In Carney, M. and Dieleman, M.. De Gruyter Handbook of Business Families. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2023, (Accepted).

Other Scholarly Contributions

  • (Book review) Tetzlaff, E. and Jaskiewicz, P. 2019. "Managing the Family Business Theory and Practice. Academy of Management Learning and Education".
  • (Case) Jaskiewicz, P. and Ker, D. 2018. "Managing to Sell but Failing to Communicate: The Case of the Family Behind Dow Jones Case Author: Peter", Sage. (Reviewed)

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2023-2024 SSHRC Effective Compensation of Non-Family CEOs in Family Firms R C PI $ 23,661
2018-2022 SSHRC A family-based theory of the family firm R C PI $ 243,472
2018 University of Ottawa, Office of International Research Visiting Researchers Program R I PI $ 2,551
2017-2019 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Why Paying Female Managers Less Actually Costs More R I PI $ 9,562
2015-2017 Concordia University Curriculum Innovation Grant for Innovations in Entrepreneurship Education R I PI $ 4,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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