The determinants of family firms’ subcontracting: a transaction cost perspective

Memili, Esra and Chrisman, James J. and Chua, Jess H. and Chang, Erick P.C. and Kellermanns, Franz W. (2011) The determinants of family firms’ subcontracting: a transaction cost perspective. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 2 (1). pp. 26-33. ISSN 1877-8585

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Abstract

In this article we compare the governance choices of family and non-family firms regarding their subcontracting tendencies. Based on transaction cost theory, we argue that family firms are less likely to engage in subcontracting than non-family firms and that kinship ties, the extent to which a family firm's production activities are important, and cost minimization concerns influence the extent to which family firms utilize subcontractors. Using a sample of small, established firms, we find support for our hypotheses as well as for the use of transaction cost theory logic to explain family firm behavior.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Family Business Strategy
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64525
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Deposited On:
16 May 2013 10:16
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Yes
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Published
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01 Jul 2020 01:13