Does increased generational involvement foster business growth? The moderating roles of family involvement in ownership and management

Daniel Pittino, Francesco Chirico, Bart Henssen, Wouter Broekaert

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Abstract

Building upon the upper echelon perspective, we examine the effect of generational involvement in management on various measures of business growth and consider different levels of family participation. Specifically, we argue that generational involvement and the participation of family actors in ownership and management foster cognitive diversity at the TMT level, which may ultimately positively or negatively impact family business growth. Our theory, which is tested using a longitudinal sample of unlisted Belgian family firms, contributes primarily to the literature related to the determinants of family firm growth, which, to date, has paid limited attention to the combined effect of different family involvement factors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Management Review
Early online date25 Oct 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • family firms
  • generational involvement
  • growth
  • ownership
  • top management team

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