Title: Tracing the roots of innovativeness in family SMEs : the effect of family functionality and socioemotional wealth
Authors : Filser, Matthias
De Massis, Alfredo
Gast, Johanna
Kraus, Sascha
Niemand, Thomas
et. al : No
Published in : The journal of product innovation management
Volume(Issue) : 35
Issue : 4
Pages : 609
Pages to: 628
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
Issue Date: 31-May-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: By integrating literature on family functionality, family firms, and socioemotional wealth (SEW), we develop a theoretical model explaining how family functionality and SEW dimensions influence firm innovativeness. Our multigroup structural equation model on two samples of family small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) shows that family functionality is positively linked to SEW, whereas divergences emerge on the effect of different SEW dimensions on innovativeness. Binding social ties, the emotional attachment of family members to the firm, and the renewal of family bonds through intrafamily succession positively affect family SME innovativeness, while identification of family members with the firm has a negative effect. By deepening current understanding of the role and functionality of controlling families as determinants of their propensity to preserve SEW and achieve innovativeness, our findings offer important implications for theory and practice, paving the way for future research on SEW and family firm innovation.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.1111/jpim.12433
ISSN: 0737-6782
1540-5885
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17557
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