Social capital and innovation in family firms: The moderating roles of family control and generational involvement

Valeriano Sanchez-Famoso, Daniel Pittino, Francesco Chirico, Amaia Maseda, Txomin Iturralde

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Abstract

Drawing on the social capital literature, we examine whether the co-existence of distinct yet interacting social groups, namely family and non-family members, creates the conditions for increased family firm innovation. In particular, we theorize that family and non-family social capital have a joint positive effect on family firm innovation and this joint effect is stronger than the single effects of family and non-family social capital. In addition, we predict that while family control has a positive moderating effect, generational involvement has a negative moderating effect on the above-mentioned relationship. With supportive empirical results, our research makes important contributions to the existing literature.

LanguageEnglish
Article number101043
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
JournalScandinavian Journal of Management
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

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Keywords

  • Family control
  • Family firm
  • Generational involvement
  • Innovation
  • Social capital

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Sanchez-Famoso, Valeriano ; Pittino, Daniel ; Chirico, Francesco ; Maseda, Amaia ; Iturralde, Txomin. / Social capital and innovation in family firms : The moderating roles of family control and generational involvement. In: Scandinavian Journal of Management. 2019 ; Vol. 35, No. 3. pp. 1-13.
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Social capital and innovation in family firms : The moderating roles of family control and generational involvement. / Sanchez-Famoso, Valeriano; Pittino, Daniel; Chirico, Francesco; Maseda, Amaia; Iturralde, Txomin.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 35, No. 3, 101043, 01.09.2019, p. 1-13.

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