The black box: Unraveling family business succession

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dianne H.B. Welsh, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Using the family business succession, resource-based view of firms, familiness, and organizational clan literature, this article develops a model based on the ability of the family business to use familiness, a specific bundle of attributes deriving from a family’s culture, as a competitive advantage for the family firm. In particular, this resource-based framework of family business shows how familiness can distinguish between family firms that succeed beyond the second generation and those that do not. Implications for future research are discussed.

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New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 10(2), 9-14
Language: English
Date: 2007
family business succession, familiness, family firms, second generation

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