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Achtenhagen, L. & Haag, K. (2017). Co-evolution at the Interface of a Family Firm and its Niche. In: : . Paper presented at 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, August 4-8, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Co-evolution at the Interface of a Family Firm and its Niche
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The interface of the organization and its industry constitutes a vital space for development. Conducting a systematic literature review, we confirm that management research has paid rather little attention to exploring the relationship between the industry context and family business management to date (see also Le Breton Miller & Miller, 2015). Despite this lack of research, many scholars and practitioners alike could name numerous family businesses that hold world class in their niches. Given the pace of environmental changes, there is a clear need to better understand the interface of family business and industry over time. Building on our findings from a longitudinal, in-depth case study of a 4th generation family business and its niche of high-quality Scandinavian Design furniture, we propose a multi-level model of co-evolution that comprises not only the micro- and macro-levels of family business and its industry, but also the meso-level of inter-actor cooperation in its market niche.

Keywords
Entrepreneurship, family business, Scandinavian Design
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38412 (URN)10.5465/AMBPP.2017.12236abstract (DOI)
Conference
77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, August 4-8, 2017
Available from: 2018-01-10 Created: 2018-01-10 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Achtenhagen, L. & Haag, K. (2017). The making of ‘Scandinavian Design’ from a family business perspective. In: : . Paper presented at IFERA 2017: annual conference June 28-July 1, 2017, Zadar, Croatia, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The making of ‘Scandinavian Design’ from a family business perspective
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38413 (URN)
Conference
IFERA 2017: annual conference June 28-July 1, 2017, Zadar, Croatia, 2017
Available from: 2018-01-10 Created: 2018-01-10 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Achtenhagen, L., Haag, K. & Welter, F. (2017). The role of gender in family-business research: A systematic review of the literature. In: Vanessa Ratten, Leo-Paul Dana, Veland Ramadani (Ed.), Women entrepreneurship in family business: (pp. 16-45). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of gender in family-business research: A systematic review of the literature
2017 (English)In: Women entrepreneurship in family business / [ed] Vanessa Ratten, Leo-Paul Dana, Veland Ramadani, Abingdon: Routledge, 2017, p. 16-45Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2017
Series
Routledge Frontiers of Business Management ; 15
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37047 (URN)9781138298613 (ISBN)9781315098531 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-29 Created: 2017-08-29 Last updated: 2017-08-29Bibliographically approved
Achtenhagen, L. & Haag, K. (2016). Aligning family-firm dualities with industry dualities for competitive advantage . In: : . Paper presented at The EIASM 12th workshop on family firm management research 2016, May 12-14, Zwolle, the Netherlands.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aligning family-firm dualities with industry dualities for competitive advantage
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
family business, industry analysis, furniture, design, case study
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31042 (URN)
Conference
The EIASM 12th workshop on family firm management research 2016, May 12-14, Zwolle, the Netherlands
Available from: 2016-07-04 Created: 2016-07-04 Last updated: 2016-08-16Bibliographically approved
Haag, K. & Sund, L.-G. (2016). Divorce in the family business: unfolding the legal problems by learning from practice. Journal of Family Business Management, 6(1), 81-96
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Divorce in the family business: unfolding the legal problems by learning from practice
2016 (English)In: Journal of Family Business Management, ISSN 2043-6238, E-ISSN 2043-6246, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 81-96Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the case of divorce in family business from a legal perspective and highlight the problems of applying family law in the family business context.

Design/methodology/approach – The authors rely on legal analysis and interviews with estate distribution executors to discuss problems with the legal rules and how they are practiced.

Findings – The findings show that the law is ill fitted to the situation where there is a family business included in the division of marital property. In divorce, family law dictates the division of marital property and the family business is reduced to an asset to be divided like any other. Critical issues are identified and elaborated.

Research limitations/implications – Divorce and other disruptions to the family system should be considered in family business consultancy among other threats to the business. The legal perspective on divorce in the family business offered here primarily concerns ownership issues. The impact of divorce on management is equally in need of exploration, which is the suggestion for further studies.

Practical implications – The paper illuminates in which ways the business is hampered from divorcing owners and discuss critical issues with applying family law in a family business context. Social implications – Policymakers should establish rules in which shares in an unlisted business are by default assigned to separate property until something else is contracted.

Originality/value – New light is shed on the practical problems of interpreting family law in a family business context advancing the understanding of family aspects in family business management.

Keywords
Ownership, Family dynamics, Divorce, Division of marital property, Family law
National Category
Law Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29691 (URN)10.1108/JFBM-06-2015-0021 (DOI)000376977200005 ()
Available from: 2016-04-01 Created: 2016-03-31 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Haag, K., Sund, L.-G. & Almlöf, H. (2016). Ownership protection and exit in family firms: Good in theory but how about practice?. In: : . Paper presented at The EIASM 12th workshop on family firm management research 2016, May 12-14, Zwolle, the Netherlands.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ownership protection and exit in family firms: Good in theory but how about practice?
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
family business, ownership, protection, exit, law
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31041 (URN)
Conference
The EIASM 12th workshop on family firm management research 2016, May 12-14, Zwolle, the Netherlands
Available from: 2016-07-04 Created: 2016-07-04 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved
Haag, K. (2016). Strategy-making through socialization: A case of family business wayfinding. In: : . Paper presented at The European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2016 June 1-4, Paris, France.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strategy-making through socialization: A case of family business wayfinding
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Family business are known to rely on informal ways of working. For several decades now, also scholars have challenged conventional planning-approaches to strategy. Wayfinding has been introduced as an alternative that takes social practice seriously and focuses on strategy-making from activities unfolding in the everyday. Drawing on socialization theory and a real-time case study in a family business, I elaborate upon three socialization processes significant to better understand strategy-making as wayfinding: Strategy as embedded in daily practice; renewal when family members manage together; and strategy-making as an ordinary part of family business life. This paper thereby contributes by applying wayfinding thinking empirically and by adding socialization theory for further understanding of the unintentional and indirect aspects of strategy-making. By exploring organizational life in the family business of Karl Andersson & Söner, it is illustrated how strategy and succession is ongoing and embedded in daily routines and unfolding without planning.

Keywords
family business, stratgy practice, socialization, wayfinding, case study
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31043 (URN)
Conference
The European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2016 June 1-4, Paris, France
Available from: 2016-07-04 Created: 2016-07-04 Last updated: 2016-08-16Bibliographically approved
Haag, K. & Sund, L.-G. (2015). Family Business and Divorce: Continuing the Business after Family Failure. In: Per Davidsson (Ed.), Proceedings from the 2015 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference: . Paper presented at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference, Adelaide, 3-5 February, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family Business and Divorce: Continuing the Business after Family Failure
2015 (English)In: Proceedings from the 2015 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference / [ed] Per Davidsson, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25891 (URN)978-0-646-93378-8 (ISBN)
Conference
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference, Adelaide, 3-5 February, 2015
Available from: 2015-02-17 Created: 2015-02-17 Last updated: 2015-07-03Bibliographically approved
Sund, L.-G., Melin, L. & Haag, K. (2015). Intergenerational ownership succession: Shifting the focus from outcome measurements to preparatory requirements. The Journal of Family Business Strategy, 6(3), 166-177
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intergenerational ownership succession: Shifting the focus from outcome measurements to preparatory requirements
2015 (English)In: The Journal of Family Business Strategy, ISSN 1877-8585, E-ISSN 1877-8593, ISSN 1877-8585, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 166-177Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article contributes to the family business succession literature by (1) addressing ownership succession rather than management succession, (2) recommending a combination of legal and psychological perspectives on ownership to advance our understanding and (3) suggesting a preparatory approach to succession. Measuring the success of management succession has mainly been undertaken by assessing outcomes. Learning retrospectively why a succession was (un)successful may deepen our understanding of the process, but it is not particularly helpful to the business in question. We propose an alternative method for ownership succession: a preparatory approach that establishes requirements to fulfill before the succession takes place. These requirements are presented in a model that considers both the legal/financial and the psychological aspects of ownership and are formulated to improve intergenerational ownership succession and the post-succession prosperity of the firm.

Keywords
Ownership, Succession, Preparation, Legal ownership, Psychological ownership
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27977 (URN)10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.07.001 (DOI)000362135800004 ()2-s2.0-84941171017 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-09-17 Created: 2015-09-17 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Haag, K., Sund, L.-G. & Languilaire, J.-C. (2015). Ownership rights of children in family firms: At the boundaries of law and business. In: : . Paper presented at 11th Workshop on Family Firm Management Research, Shifting Boundaries in Family Firm Research, Lyon, May 29-30, 2015..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ownership rights of children in family firms: At the boundaries of law and business
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
family business, ownership rights, children, law
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29130 (URN)
Conference
11th Workshop on Family Firm Management Research, Shifting Boundaries in Family Firm Research, Lyon, May 29-30, 2015.
Available from: 2016-01-19 Created: 2016-01-19 Last updated: 2016-01-20Bibliographically approved
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