Understanding the antecedents of family influence in the family firm

dc.contributor.author Bizri, Rima M.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-18T09:39:27Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-18T09:39:27Z
dc.date.copyright © 2021
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in Journal of Family Business Management (2022), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-09-2021-0108 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: What makes family influence so influential in the family firm? Time and again, research studies point to family influence as a factor that significantly impacts decision-making in the family business, thus highlighting the need to investigate the variables which cause family influence to be so powerful. The purpose of this study is to explore the construct of family influence in the family firm, under an integrative lens that combines insights from Institutional Theory and the Resource-Based View. Design/methodology/approach: The quantitative approach was used using a 35-item survey measuring 6 constructs, where data collection yielded a total of 206 completed surveys included in the data analysis. Data were analyzed using SmartPLS (3.0) and results were appropriately reported. Findings: The findings of this study propose that the two theoretical perspectives can be useful in explaining how various factors are able to intensify family influence on strategic family firm decisions like internationalization. Specifically, the lack of resources, government support, managerial knowledge and capability in foreign markets represent serious barriers that render the family firm more reliant on and subjected to family influence. Similarly, informal institutions like the fear of failure in foreign markets and uncertainty avoidance often make the family firm more dependent on, and accepting of, family influence. Originality/value: The path analysis undertaken in this study has empirically depicted how resource-related and institution-based forces can together augment the effects of “family influence,” making it a more powerful and prohibitive factor in the internationalization decision, thus offering an insightful interpretation of these results and valuable practical and theoretical implications. © 2021, Emerald Publishing Limited. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bizri, R. M. (2022). Understanding the antecedents of family influence in the family firm. Journal of Family Business Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-09-2021-0108 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 20436238
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-09-2021-0108
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/497
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Holdings Ltd. en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations : Bizri, R.M., Faculty of Management, Canadian University Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Family Business Management;
dc.rights This article is © Emerald Publishing Limited and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (https://repository.cud.ac.ae/). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Publishing Limited.
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dc.subject Family firm en_US
dc.subject Family influence en_US
dc.subject Fear of failure en_US
dc.subject Government support en_US
dc.subject Institutional theory en_US
dc.subject Internationalization en_US
dc.subject Managerial knowledge en_US
dc.subject RBV en_US
dc.subject Resources en_US
dc.subject Uncertainty avoidance en_US
dc.title Understanding the antecedents of family influence in the family firm en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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