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Raffi Amit

Robert B. Goergen Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management

Research Interests: ebusiness, entrepreneurship, family business, strategic management, venture capital financing

Links: CV, Wharton Global Family Alliance, Wharton Entrepreneurship


  • Raffi Amit, C. Zott (Under Review), Business Model Innovation: Creating Value in Times of Change.    Abstract
  • Raffi Amit, Y. Ding, B. Villalonga, Hua Zhang (Under Review), The Role of Institutional Development in the Prevalence and Value of Family Firms.    Abstract
  • C. Zott, Raffi Amit (2013), The Business Model: A Theoretically Anchored Robust Construct for Strategic Analysis, Strategic Organization    Abstract
  • Emilie Feldman, Raffi Amit, B. Villalonga (Working), Corporate Divestitures and Family Control.    Abstract
  • Raffi Amit, Belén Villalonga (2013), Primer on Governance of the Family Enterprise, World Economic Forum Report  
  • Raffi Amit, Belén Villalonga, "Financial performance of family firms ". In The Sage Handbook of Family Business, edited by L. Melin, M. Nordqvist, P. Sharma, (2012).
  • Raffi Amit, C. Zott, "Business models ". In Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship Research, edited by M. H. Morris, D. F. Kuratko, (2012).
  • Raffi Amit, P. J. H. Schoemaker, "Resources". In Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, edited by David Teece, (2012).
  • Raffi Amit, "The Business Model as the Engine of Network-based Strategies ". In Network-Based Strategies and Competencies, edited by P. Kleindorfer, Y. Wind, (2012).
  • Raffi Amit, C. Zott (2012), Creating value through business model innovation, Sloan Management Review, 53 (3), 41 - 49.  
  • Raffi Amit, X Han (Working), Privatization and business portfolio restructuring strategy: Evidence from privatization China.
  • Raffi Amit, C. Zott (Working), The Business Model, prepared for the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management.
  • C. Zott, Raffi Amit, L, Massa (2011), The business model: recent developments and future research, Journal of Management, 37 (4), 1019 - 1042.    Abstract
  • Raffi Amit, C. Zott (Working), The Business Model, prepared for the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship.
  • Raffi Amit, Mauro Guillen, L. Klapper, "Entrepreneurship and Firm Formation Across Countries ". In International Differences in Entrepreneurship, edited by J. Lerner, A. Schoar, (2010), 129 - 158.
  • B. Villalonga, Raffi Amit (2010), Family Control of Firms and Industries, Financial Management, 39 (3), 863 - 905.    Abstract
  • C. Zott, Raffi Amit (2010), Business Model Design: An Activity System Perspective, Long Range Planning, 49 (2-3), 216 - 226.    Abstract
  • B. Villalonga, Raffi Amit (2009), How Are US Family Firms Controlled?, The Review of Financial Studies, 22 (8), 3047 - 3091.    Abstract
  • C. Zott, Raffi Amit (2009), Innovación del modelo de negocio: creación de valor en de cambio, Universia Business Review  
  • Raffi Amit, H. Lichtenstein, J. Prats, T. Millay, "Single Family Offices: The Art of Effective Wealth Management". In How do Family-Owned Businesses Foster Enduring Values?, edited by J. Tapias, J. Ward, (2008).
  • C. Zott, Raffi Amit (2008), The fit between product market strategy and business model: implications for firm performance, Strategic Management Journal, 29 (1), 1 - 26.    Abstract
  • C. Zott, Raffi Amit (2007), Business Model Design and the Performance of Entrepreneurial Firms, Organization Science, 18 (2), 181 - 199.    Abstract
  • B. Villalonga, Raffi Amit (2006), How Do Family Ownership, Control and Management Affect Firm Value?, Journal of Financial Economics, 80, 385 - 417.    Abstract
  • R. Arend, Raffi Amit (2005), Self-Selection in Strategic Alliances: Effects on Firm Performance in the Computing Industry, European Management Journal, 23 (4), 361 - 381.    Abstract
  • Raffi Amit, C. Zott, "Global Equity Capital Markets for Emerging Growth Firms: Patterns, Drivers, and Implications for the Globalizing Entrepreneur". In The INSEAD Wharton Alliance on Globalization, edited by H. Gatignon, John R Kimberly, (2004), 229 - 253.
  • Raffi Amit, C. Zott, "The Business Model ". In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship, edited by M.A. Hitt, D. Ireland, (2004).
  • S. Thornhill, Raffi Amit (2003), Learning from Failure: Bankruptcy, Firm Age and the Resource-based View, Organization Science, 14 (5), 497 - 509.    Abstract
  • P.W. Roberts, Raffi Amit (2003), The Dynamics of Innovative Activity and Competitive Advantage: The Case of Australian Retail Banking, Organization Science, 14 (2), 107 - 122.    Abstract
  • J. Brander, Raffi Amit, W. Antweiler (2002), Venture Capital Syndication: Improved Venture Selection Versus the Value Added Hypothesis, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 11 (3), 423 - 452.    Abstract
  • Raffi Amit, S. Thornhill (2002), Learning from failure: A firm-level analysis of the liability of newness, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings
  • Raffi Amit, C. Zott (2001), Value Creation in e-Business, Strategic Management Journal, 22, 493 - 520.  Abstract
  • Raffi Amit, K. R. MacCrimmon, C. Zietsma, J. Oesch (2001), Does money matter: Wealth attainment as the motive for initiating growth oriented technology ventures, Journal of Business Venturing, 16 (2), 119 - 143.  
  • S. Thornhill, Raffi Amit (2001), A dynamic perspective of internal fit in corporate venturing, Journal of Business Venturing, 16 (1), 25 - 50.    Abstract
  • C. Zott, Raffi Amit, J. Donlevy (2000), Strategies for Value Creation in E-commerce: Best Practice in Europe, European Management Journal, 18 (5), 463 - 475.    Abstract
  • Raffi Amit, M. Belcourt (1999), Human resource management processes: A value creating source of competitive advantage, European Management Journal, 17 (2), 174 - 181.    Abstract
  • E. Gal-Or, Raffi Amit (1998), Does empowerment lead to higher quality and profitability?, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 36 (4), 411 - 432.    Abstract
  • Raffi Amit, J. Brander, C. Zott (1998), Why do venture capital firms exist? Theory and Canadian evidence, Journal of Business Venturing, 13 (6), 441 - 466.  
  • Raffi Amit, C. Zott, J. Brander (1997), Rethinking venture capital financing, Canadian Investment Review, 10 (3), 19 - 22.
  • Z. Rotem, Raffi Amit (1996), Competence-based strategic defense, Academy of Management Best Papers and Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting, 56-60.    Abstract
  • Raffi Amit, E. Muller (1995), "Push” and “Pull” entrepreneurship, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 12 (4), 64 - 80.
  • Raffi Amit, E. Muller, I. Cockburn (1995), Opportunity costs and entrepreneurial activity, Journal of Business Venturing, 10 (2), 95 - 106.    Abstract