Ability and willingness as sufficiency conditions for family-oriented particularistic behavior:implications for theory and empirical studies

De Massis, Alfredo and Kotlar, Josip and Chua, Jess and Chrisman, James J. (2014) Ability and willingness as sufficiency conditions for family-oriented particularistic behavior:implications for theory and empirical studies. Journal of Small Business Management, 52 (2). 344–364. ISSN 0047-2778

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Abstract

Distinguishing sufficient conditions from necessary conditions is crucial in both theoretical and empirical studies. We propose that the sufficiency condition for family involvement to produce family-oriented particularistic behavior in a firm requires the presence of both ability and willingness. We demonstrate how the omission of this sufficiency condition in commonly used theoretical models employed to explain how family involvement affects firm behavior can result in theoretical limitations and empirical indeterminacy. Finally, we discuss how considering both ability and willingness can lead to better theory, more generalizable empirical findings, and help explain heterogeneity among firms with family involvement.

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Journal of Small Business Management
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ability and Willingness as Sufficiency Conditions for Family-Oriented Particularistic Behavior: Implications for Theory and Empirical Studies by Alfredo De Massis, Josip Kotlar, Jess H. Chua and James J. Chrisma in the Journal of Small Business Management, 52 (2) p344-364 2014 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsbm.12102/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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29 Jan 2014 14:29
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