Danny Miller

Research Professor

Danny Miller received his Ph.D. from McGill University. He has held professorships at McGill University, HEC Montreal, Columbia University and the University of Alberta.
He is currently Research Professor of Strategic Management at HEC Montreal, and Chair in Strategy and Family Enterprise at the University of Alberta.

Contact Details

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Research Themes

  • Finance and Governance Research Theme

Biography

 Danny Miller received his Ph.D. from McGill University.  He has held professorships at McGill University, HEC Montreal, Columbia University and the University of Alberta.   He is currently Research Professor of Strategic Management at HEC Montreal, and Chair in Strategy and Family Enterprise at the University of Alberta.   His areas of research interest are strategy, organization design and change, and family business. He has published well over 100 articles in leading academic and practitioner journals and is a Fellow of the Academy of Management. His books include Organizations: A Quantum View (with Peter Friesen), The Neurotic Organization (with Kets de Vries), The Icarus Paradox, and Managing for the Long Run (with Isabelle Le Breton-Miller).  He consults with international corporations and family businesses in the areas of strategy and organizational design.

Research Paper

Resources and innovation in family businesses: The Janus-face of family socio-emotional preferences. Research Paper No 34

ERC Research Paper No 34. Resources and innovation in family businesses:The Janus-face of family socio-emotional preferences.

Family business socio-emotional preferences are often Janus-faced: Some strive to create a strong business they can pass on to offspring by building innovation-promoting resources such as human, relational and financial capital. Other family firms cater to family desires for unqualified nepotism, altruism towards undeserving kin, and appropriation of firm assets to fulfill parochial desires that erode these resources.
We explore how some such preferences, together with their impact on resources and the innovation demands of their markets, shape the approach to innovation.

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