Family Control and Family Firm Valuation by Family CEOs: The Importance of Intentions for Transgenerational Control

Zellweger, Thomas M. and Kellermanns, Franz W. and Chrisman, James J. and Chua, Jess H. (2012) Family Control and Family Firm Valuation by Family CEOs: The Importance of Intentions for Transgenerational Control. Organization Science, 23 (3). pp. 851-868. ISSN 1047-7039

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Abstract

Family firms are thought to pursue nonfinancial goals that provide socioemotional wealth, but socioemotional wealth is feasible only with family control of the firm. Using prospect theory, we hypothesize that socioemotional wealth increases with the extent of current control, duration of control, and intentions for transgenerational control, thus adding to the price at which owners would be willing to sell their firms to nonfamily buyers. Findings from two countries show that current control has no impact, and duration of control has a mixed impact. However, intention for transgenerational control has a consistently positive impact on the perceived acceptable selling price.

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Journal Article
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Organization Science
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Deposited On:
16 May 2013 09:16
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Yes
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Published
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05 Jul 2020 03:42