Family Firm Incumbent’s Attitude toward Intra-family Succession: Antecedents and Effects on Intentions

De Massis, Alfredo; Sieger, Philipp; Vismara, Silvio; Chua, Jess (2013). Family Firm Incumbent’s Attitude toward Intra-family Succession: Antecedents and Effects on Intentions. Academy of Management Proceedings Academy of Management, New York

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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.

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:

0065-0668

Publisher:

Academy of Management, New York

Language:

English

Submitter:

Philipp Sieger

Date Deposited:

27 Jul 2016 13:53

Last Modified:

04 Sep 2018 11:33

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Family firm incumbents, succession, intra-family succession intention

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/84189

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