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Knowledge internalization and product development in family firms: When relational and affective factors matter
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3742-542X
Bocconi University.
2016 (English)In: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, ISSN 1042-2587, E-ISSN 1540-6520, Vol. 40, no 1, 201-229 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Understanding the forces that support and inhibit product development (PD) in family firms is central to explaining their long-term success and survival. Our study reveals that social capital and relational conflict among family members do not affect PD directly, as existing theory suggests, but only through the internalization of knowledge among family members. In contrast, family members’ affective commitment to the family firm is so powerful that it has both a mediated and a direct effect on PD. These results differ across generations of the controlling family, therefore offering an extension of existing theories of knowledge and PD in family firms.

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2016. Vol. 40, no 1, 201-229 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-23714DOI: 10.1111/etap.12114ISI: 000368943800010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84901735842Local ID: IHHCeFEOISOAI: diva2:713065
Available from: 2014-04-18 Created: 2014-04-18 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

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