Franchising and the family firm: creating unique sources of advantage through ‘familiness’
2011 (English)In: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, ISSN 1042-2587, E-ISSN 1540-6520, Vol. 35, no 3, 483-501 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The paucity of research examining family firms engaged with franchising is surprising. We theorize about differences in franchising behavior between family and nonfamily firms and the relative advantages accruing to family firms in this context. We also explore how selection processes tend to lead to family franchisor/family franchisee matches that enable a more effective sharing of complementary resources. The theoretical framework we develop is grounded in the “familiness” of the family firm as suggested by the logic of the resource based view. Additionally, our theoretical analysis extends and complements the frequent use of agency theory as the basis for studying franchising
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2011. Vol. 35, no 3, 483-501 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-17426DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2011.00441.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-17426DiVA: diva2:483856