Generational involvement in the top management team of family firms: Exploring nonlinear effects on entrepreneurial orientation
2013 (English)In: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, ISSN 1042-2587, E-ISSN 1540-6520, Vol. 37, no 1, 69-85 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present study contends that an inverted U-shaped relationship exists between generational involvement –i.e. the number of family generations simultaneously involved in the family firm top management team (TMT) – and corporate entrepreneurship (CE). Drawing on the upper echelons theory, we conceive generational involvement as a proxy of knowledge diversity in multigenerational family TMTs. We argue that while moderate levels of generational involvement stimulate task-related constructive conflicts for CE, increased kinship distance and relationship conflicts led by high levels of generational involvement are likely to undermine this potential advantage by damaging the relational context for CE.
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2013. Vol. 37, no 1, 69-85 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-17537DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00528.xLocal ID: IHHCeFEOIS, IHHESOLISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-17537DiVA: diva2:486537