Is social capital perceived as a source of competitive advantage or disadvantage for family firms?:an exploratory analysis of CEO perceptions

De Massis, Alfredo and Kotlar, Josip and Frattini, Federico (2013) Is social capital perceived as a source of competitive advantage or disadvantage for family firms?:an exploratory analysis of CEO perceptions. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 22 (1). pp. 15-41. ISSN 0971-3557

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Abstract

Although psychological perspectives suggest that executives’ perceptions do matter when it comes to predict the outcomes of strategic processes, little research has dealt with CEO perceptions in family firms. In this article we focus on the social capital resources of family firms and investigate which resources are perceived as competitive (dis)advantages and which factors affect the differences in perceptions among family firms’ CEOs. We rely on a multiple case study that involved seven family firms operating in the transportation industry. The case study analysis shows that a number of advantages and disadvantages are commonly perceived by family business CEOs in relation to both internal and external dimensions of social capital and that difference in perceptions exist related to the social influences produced by interactions between family and business.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Entrepreneurship
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1408
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Institute for Enterprise & Entrepeneurial Development (IEED)
ID Code: 64658
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 May 2013 08:45
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 08:29
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/64658

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