Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://arl.liuc.it/dspace/handle/2468/6011
Title: Generational involvement in the top management team of family firms: exploring nonlinear effects on entrepreneurial orientation
Authors: Sciascia, Salvatore
Mazzola, Pietro
Chirico, Francesco
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Sage
Bibliographic citation: Sciascia Salvatore, Mazzola Pietro, Chirico Francesco (2013), Generational involvement in the top management team of family firms: exploring nonlinear effects on entrepreneurial orientation. In: Entrepreneurship theory and practice, vol. 37, n. 1, January 2013, p. 69-85. ISSN 1042-2587. E-ISSN 1540-6520. DOI 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00528.x.
Abstract: 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 entrepreneurial orientation (EO). 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 EO, 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 EO. Our hypothesis is confirmed on a data set of 199 family firms.
URI: http://arl.liuc.it/dspace/handle/2468/6011
Journal/Book: Entrepreneurship theory and practice
ISSN: 1042-2587
Appears in Collections:Contributo in rivista

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
6011.pdf
  Restricted Access
127,31 kBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.