Strategic posture and performance:revealing differences between family and nonfamily firms

Madison, Kristen and Runyan, Rodney and Swinney, Jane L. (2014) Strategic posture and performance:revealing differences between family and nonfamily firms. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5 (3). pp. 239-251. ISSN 1877-8585

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Abstract

We investigate two strategic postures, entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and small business orientation (SBO), and their relationships with firm performance, revealing significant differences between family and nonfamily firms. We examine EO and SBO in 377 small businesses, finding that EO has a greater impact on the performance of nonfamily firms, whereas SBO drives the performance of family firms. Contrary to research suggesting that family firms should behave more entrepreneurially, our results indicate that this behaviour has no significant effect on family firm performance. Rather, increased performance is found in family firms that adopt a small business strategic orientation.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Family Business Strategy
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73965
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31 Jul 2015 11:28
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Yes
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Published
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