There are many factors that influence a company's innovation and technology transfer goals, among them, recent research has emphasized the role of the workforce and employees. Management, psychology, and economics literature have been dedicating a growing attention to the topic of "work-family initiatives" (WFIs). The objective of this chapter is twofold. First, it aims to shed light on the role of WFIs in the context of SMEs and on their effect on innovation as explored by the literature until now. Second, it aims to offer a research agenda on the effects of WFIs on innovation and technology transfer in SMEs, and particularly in family SMEs.
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