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Title: Parental behaviors and next-generation engagement in family firms: A social cognitive perspective
Authors: Garcia, Patrick
Sharma, Pramodita
De Massis, Alfredo
Wright, Mike
Scholes, Louise
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Citation: GARCIA, P. ...et al., 2017. Parental behaviors and next-generation engagement in family firms: A social cognitive perspective. Presented at the Theories of Family Enterprise Academic Conference (TOFE), St Gallen, Switzerland, May 22-24th.
Abstract: Next-generation engagement is a key contributor to the success and continuity of family businesses. It has been recognized that family relationships are an important factor in shaping such engagement. However, we know little as to how this process unfolds especially during the formative years of next-generation members. Using the principles of social cognitive theory and drawing from the literatures of career development, organizational behavior and family business, we propose a conceptual model that examines the psychological mechanisms linking parental behavior and next-generation engagement. We argue that parental behaviors influence next-generation engagement through its effects on next-generation members’ self-efficacy and commitment. We elaborate on this model by presenting contingency factors that moderate the proposed relationships. Lastly, we offer theoretical implications that can open new avenues for future research.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Submitted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26688
Publisher Link: https://cfb.unisg.ch/forschung/tofe-2017
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