Family firm incumbent’s attitude toward intra-family succession:antecedents and effects on intentions

De Massis, Alfredo and Sieger, Philipp and Vismara, Silvio and Chua, Jess (2013) Family firm incumbent’s attitude toward intra-family succession:antecedents and effects on intentions. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2013. pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Research shows that intention for intra-family succession is an important determinant of family firm behavior. To provide a systematic analysis of the antecedents of such intention, we use the theory of planned behavior to model the incumbent leader’s attitude toward intra-family succession because that particular attitude is idiosyncratic to family firms. Empirical tests using a sample of 271 Italian incumbent leaders of family firms show that, as predicted by planned behavior theory, attitude and self-efficacy are significant predictors of intention. They show further that attitude is affected by the number of children, emotional attachment, and need for control.

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Journal Article
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Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings
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68552
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10 Feb 2014 11:13
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Yes
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Published
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