Incumbents’ Attitude Toward Intra-Family Succession: An Investigation of its Antecedents

De Massis, Alfredo; Sieger, Philipp; Chua, Jess; Vismara, Silvio (2016). Incumbents’ Attitude Toward Intra-Family Succession: An Investigation of its Antecedents. Family Business Review, 29(3), pp. 278-300. Sage 10.1177/0894486516656276

[img] Text
De Massis, Sieger, Chua and Vismara 2016.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (511kB) | Request a copy
[img]
Preview
Text
De Massis, Sieger, Chua & Vismara 2016 - Accepted.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (826kB) | Preview

Incumbents’ attitude toward intrafamily succession (IFS) is a critical individual-level determinant of family firms’ IFS intention, which is, in turn, an important component of family business essence. Knowledge about its antecedents, however, is fragmented and very limited. Drawing on the theory of planned behavior and general attitude literature, hypotheses about the situational and individual antecedents of family firm incumbents’ attitude toward IFS were developed and tested with a sample of 274 Italian family firm incumbents. Results show that incumbents’ attitude toward IFS is indeed influenced by both situational and individual antecedents as well as by their interactions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Innovation Management > Management

UniBE Contributor:

Sieger, Philipp

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISSN:

0894-4865

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Philipp Sieger

Date Deposited:

26 Jul 2016 09:55

Last Modified:

08 Sep 2017 20:51

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/0894486516656276

Uncontrolled Keywords:

intrafamily succession, incumbent, attitude, family business essence, intention, family firms

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.84176

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/84176

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback