Montpellier Business School

Gast Johanna

Gast Johanna
Position Associate Professor
Short Bio

Dr. Johanna Gast has been with Montpellier Business School since 2014. She began as a Research Assistant and PhD student from 2014 to 2017. Following this, she held the position of Assistant Professor from 2017 to 2020, before being promoted to Associate Professor in September 2020. She completed her Doctor of Science degree at Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, in 2017. Her current research interests span entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation, family businesses, SMEs, and management. She has contributed to various esteemed journals including the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Small Business Economics, Journal of Small Business Management, International Small Business Journal, International Journal of Management Review, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, International Journal of Hospitality Management, and World Development, among others.

Selected intellectual contributions

GERNSHEIMER, O., D. KANBACH, J. GAST, F. LE ROY, "Managing paradoxical tensions to initiate coopetition between MNEs: The rise of Coopetition Formation Teams  ", Industrial Marketing Management, 2024, vol. 118, no. April 2024, pp. 148-174

MIAO, C., R. LAOUITI, J. GAST, W. NAKARA, "Institutional factors, religiosity, and entrepreneurial activity: A quantitative examination across 85 countries.", World Development, January 2022, vol. 149, no. January 2022, pp. 105695

PALMER, C., M. LEYER, J. GAST, "Sand im Getriebe: Wie Digitality Concerns digitale Prozesse behindern", PerS.lQuarterly, July 2020, no. 4, pp. 34-41

CALABRO, A., M. VECCHIARINI, J. GAST, G. CAMPONIANO, A. DE MASSIS, S. KRAUS, "Innovation in family firms: A systematic literature review and guidance for future research.", International Journal of Management Reviews, September 2019, vol. 3, no. 21, pp. 317-355

GAST, J., K. GUNDOLF, R. HARMS, E. MATOS COLLADO, "Knowledge management and coopetition: How do cooperating competitors balance the needs to share and protect their knowledge.", Industrial Marketing Management, December 2019, no. 77, pp. 65-74

FILSER, M., A. DE MASSIS, J. GAST, S. KRAUS, T. NIEMAND, "Tracing the roots of innovativeness in family SMEs: The effect of family functionality and socioemotional wealth.", Journal of Product Innovation Management, November 2018, vol. 4, no. 35, pp. 609-628

GUNDOLF, K., A. JAOUEN, J. GAST, "Motives for strategic alliances in cultural and creative industries.", Creativity & Innovation Management, June 2018, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 148-160

GAST, J., M. FILSER, J. P. C. RIGTERING, R. HARMS, S. KRAUS, M. CHANG, "Socioemotional wealth and innovativeness in small- and medium-sized family enterprises: A configuration approach.", Journal of Small Business Management, October 2018, vol. S1, no. 56, pp. 53-67

GAST, J., A. WERNER, S. KRAUS, "Antecedents of the small firm effect: the role of knowledge spillover and blocked mobility for employee entrepreneurial intentions.", International Entrepreneurship & Management Journal, June 2017, vol. 1, no. 13, pp. 277-297

GAST, J., K. GUNDOLF, B. CESINGER, "Doing business in a green way: A systematic review of the ecological sustainability entrepreneurship literature and future research directions.", Journal of Cleaner Production, January 2017, no. 147, pp. 44-56

Research themes

Co-operation and alliances, Academic writing, Entrepreneurship, Innovation management, Strategic management, Strategy

Teaching disciplines

Strategy, Management and organisation, Research methodology

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