Attracting new talent to family firms : who is attracted and under what conditions?

Hauswald, Hannes; Hack, Andreas; Kellermanns, Franz W.; Patzelt, Holger (2016). Attracting new talent to family firms : who is attracted and under what conditions? Entrepreneurship theory and practice, 40(5), pp. 963-989. Wiley 10.1111/etap.12153

[img] Text
Attracting New Talent to Family Firms_Hauswald_et_al-2016-Entrepreneurship_Theory_and_Practice_2016.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (167kB) | Request a copy

In making a decision to enter into a long-term employment relationship with a firm, job seekers often compare their needs and values with the perceived organizational characteristics of the firm. In the case of family firms, the communication of family influence can be a unique factor in shaping beliefs about firm attributes. Family influence is often associated with trustworthiness, security, and stability. However, family influence is also associated with inflexibility and resistance to change. Using the idea of person–organization fit, we hypothesize that although family influence attracts job seekers in general, applicants who value conservation or self-transcendence are particularly attracted, while applicants who emphasize openness to change or self-enhancement are less attracted. Furthermore, we propose that the attractive effects of family influence are more pronounced in more hostile economic environments. We find evidence for our hypotheses using a conjoint experiment and 5,600 assessments of family influence nested within 175 job seekers.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute for Accounting and Controlling > Financial Accounting
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Organization and Human Resource Management > Human Resource Management

UniBE Contributor:

Hack, Andreas

Subjects:

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

ISSN:

1540-6520

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Claudia Probst

Date Deposited:

05 Jan 2017 15:13

Last Modified:

14 Aug 2018 15:10

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/etap.12153

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.91115

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/91115

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback