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Pittino, D., Chirico, F., Baù, M., Villasana, M., Naranjo-Priego, E. E. & Barron, E. (2020). Starting a family business as a career option: The role of the family household in Mexico. The Journal of Family Business Strategy
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2020 (English)In: The Journal of Family Business Strategy, ISSN 1877-8585, E-ISSN 1877-8593Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

This study analyses the determinants of an individual’s intention to start up a new venture thatinvolves family members. Building on the family embeddedness perspective, we hypothesize theexistence of an inverted U-shaped relationship between the number of individuals in a familyhousehold and the intention to start a family business. Moreover, we argue that this relationship ismoderated by the household income and the individual’s education level. With supportiveempirical results based on data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) from Mexico,our work contributes to research on family embeddedness and entrepreneurial career intentionsby identifying the importance of household-level factors in the family business start-up decision,and by depicting such decision as a distinctive career option in terms of self-employment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47426 (URN);IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID);IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number);IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2020-01-16 Created: 2020-01-16 Last updated: 2020-01-16
Pittino, D., Chirico, F., Baù, M., Villasana, M., Naranjo-Priego, E. E. & Barron, E. (2020). Starting a family business as a career option: The role of the family household in Mexico. The Journal of Family Business Strategy
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2020 (English)In: The Journal of Family Business Strategy, ISSN 1877-8585, E-ISSN 1877-8593Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

This study analyses the determinants of an individual’s intention to start up a new venture that involves family members. Building on the family embeddedness perspective, we hypothesize the existence of an inverted U-shaped relationship between the number of individuals in a family household and the intention to start a family business. Moreover, we argue that this relationship is moderated by the household income and the individual’s education level. With supportive empirical results based on data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) from Mexico, our work contributes to research on family embeddedness and entrepreneurial career intentions by identifying the importance of household-level factors in the family business start-up decision, and by depicting such decision as a distinctive career option in terms of self-employment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47793 (URN);IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID);IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number);IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-17 Created: 2020-02-17 Last updated: 2020-02-17
Pittino, D., Chirico, F., Henssen, B. & Broekaert, W. (2019). Does increased generational involvement foster business growth? The moderating roles of family involvement in ownership and management. European Management Review
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2019 (English)In: European Management Review, ISSN 1740-4754, E-ISSN 1740-4762Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Building upon the upper echelon perspective, we examine the effect of generationalinvolvement in management on various measures of business growth and consider differentlevels of family participation. Specifically, we argue that generational involvement and theparticipation of family actors in ownership and management foster cognitive diversity at theTMT level, which may ultimately positively or negatively impact family business growth. Ourtheory, which is tested using a longitudinal sample of unlisted Belgian family firms, contributesprimarily to the literature related to the determinants of family firm growth, which, to date, haspaid limited attention to the combined effect of different family involvement factors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
family firms; generational involvement; growth; ownership; top management team
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45688 (URN)10.1111/emre.12366 (DOI)000492384800001 ()2-s2.0-85074593707 (Scopus ID);IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID);IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number);IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-11-14
Caccamo, M., Pittino, D. & Chirico, F. (2019). Family firm density and likelihood of failure: An ecological perspective. In: S. Memili & C. Dibrell (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of heterogeneity among family firms: (pp. 821-846). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
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2019 (English)In: The Palgrave handbook of heterogeneity among family firms / [ed] S. Memili & C. Dibrell, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 821-846Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter aims at establishing a link between family business research and regional science. Drawing from the density dependence model from organizational ecology and embeddedness theory, we develop four testable propositions to inquire about the effect of the emergence of family firms’ agglomerations in the territory on firms’ survival.

We theorize that increased family firm density reduces the likelihood of firm failure and this effect is (a) higher for family firms than for non-family firms, (b) lower in urban than in rural areas, and (c) higher in fine-grained variable environments than in stable environments. Contributions and future research implications are detailed in the concluding section.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Keywords
Density dependence; Embeddedness; Failure; Family business
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42854 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-77676-7_30 (DOI)2-s2.0-85063807063 (Scopus ID)9783319776750 (ISBN)9783319776767 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-02-04 Created: 2019-02-04 Last updated: 2019-05-03Bibliographically approved
Migotto, S., Garlatti Costa, G., Ambrosi, E., Pittino, D., Bortoluzzi, G. & Palese, A. (2019). Gender issues in physician-nurse collaboration in healthcare teams: Findings from a cross-sectional study. Journal of Nursing Management, 27(8), 1773-1783
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 27, no 8, p. 1773-1783Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIMS: The aims of the study were (a) to assess whether the proportion of female nurses and female physicians in a given unit influences the attitude of collaboration between nurses and physicians as reported by nurses, and (b) to examine how these two dimensions interact to influence attitudes towards cooperation.

BACKGROUND: Available studies have documented that gender influences the collaboration between physicians and nurses, but no have explored the influence of specific combinations-such as a high proportion of female nurses and a high proportion of female physicians.

METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving 700 nurses working in 36 hospital units in Italy. The validated Italian version of the Jefferson Scale of Attitudes towards Physician-Nurse Collaboration was used. A three stages hierarchical linear regression was performed by entering: (a) the control variables at the individual and at the unit levels, (b) the proportion of female nurses and physicians and (c) the two-way interaction.

RESULTS: A total of 430 nurses participated; the average Jefferson Scale of Attitudes towards Physician-Nurse Collaboration total score was 48.64 ± 5.27. At the second and third stages of the hierarchical linear regression model (explaining 12.8% and 14.1% of the Jefferson Scale of Attitudes towards Physician-Nurse Collaboration variance, respectively), having more female RNs as staff (model two: ß = 0.61, p =< .1; model three: ß = 0.69, p =< .05) was significantly associated with higher Jefferson Scale of Attitudes towards Physician-Nurse Collaboration scores; differently, higher physician-nurse ratios (model two: ß = -4.09, p =< .05; model three: ß = -4.54, p =< .01), and more female physicians (model two: ß = -1.06, p =< .05; model three: ß = -1.29, p =< .01) were associated with lower Jefferson Scale of Attitudes towards Physician-Nurse Collaboration scores.

CONCLUSION: There is a decreased collaboration as reported by nurses when predominantly male nursing teams interact with teams with more female physicians. However, in units lead by female physicians, having more female members among the nursing team, ensures increased attitudes of collaboration as reported by nurses.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: With the increasing proportion of female physicians and male nurses, unit mangers should be prepared to manage their influence on interprofessional cooperation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
attitude towards collaboration, gender, healthcare teams, nurse-physician collaboration, team composition
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Nursing Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46738 (URN)10.1111/jonm.12872 (DOI)000489468800001 ()31529750 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85073996355 (Scopus ID);IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID);IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number);IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-10-29 Created: 2019-10-29 Last updated: 2020-01-14Bibliographically approved
Palese, A., Gnech, D., Pittino, D., Capretta, F., Cossalter, O., Tonet, S., . . . Grosso, S. (2019). Non-nursing tasks as experienced by nursing students: Findings from a phenomenological interpretative study. Nurse Education Today, 76, 234-241
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2019 (English)In: Nurse Education Today, ISSN 0260-6917, E-ISSN 1532-2793, Vol. 76, p. 234-241Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: During their clinical learning experience, students are exposed to the nursing profession as a powerful structural reality, experiencing the so-called professional socialisation, a process recognised as the basis of professional identity. Inside this process, students progressively acknowledge their professional identity as being composed of several competencies and, among these, also non-nursing tasks.

OBJECTIVES: To explore non-nursing tasks in the context of nursing students' clinical learning experiences.

DESIGN: An interpretative phenomenological study design was performed and carried out in 2016. The COnsolidated criteria for REporting Qualitative (COREQ) research principles were used in reporting study methods and findings.

SETTING: Two Italian Bachelor of Nursing degree programmes located in Northern Italy.

PARTICIPANTS: Students attending their nursing programmes who a) had successfully passed one or more theoretical examinations; b) had one or more clinical learning experiences in varied contexts (e.g. hospital, community); c) were attending the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year, and d) were willing to participate, were interviewed with an open-ended, face-to-face, audio-recorded interview.

METHODS: A thematic analysis was performed.

RESULTS: Participating students (n = 18) were between 20 and 25 years old and were attending the 1st to the 3rd (and final) academic year. Non-nursing tasks were experienced by them according to three main themes: a) "Being out of the scope of the learning experience," b) "Being forced by external and internal forces," and c) "Dealing with mixed outcomes by looking for a compromise." All students have reported learning to perform non-nursing tasks by shadowing clinical nurses and also practising these tasks by themselves. Internal and external forces prompted students to perform non-nursing tasks, which were recognised as having positive, negative, and neutral effects on themselves and on their learning outcomes.

CONCLUSIONS: Non-nursing tasks are acquired since the beginning of the clinical experience, thus shaping the nursing students' professional identity. At the undergraduate nursing level, strategies should be implemented to prevent the phenomena that a) threaten the acquisition of more complex nursing competences expected by patients and society, and b) shape future generations to be flexible and to perform different tasks, included those below their role.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Education, Interpretative phenomenology, Non-nursing tasks, Nursing education, Nursing students
National Category
Learning Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43364 (URN)10.1016/j.nedt.2019.02.005 (DOI)000464479800034 ()30849668 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85062273495 (Scopus ID);IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID);IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number);IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-03-21 Created: 2019-03-21 Last updated: 2019-05-08Bibliographically approved
Baù, M., Chirico, F., Pittino, D., Backman, M. & Klaesson, J. (2019). Roots to grow: Family firms and local embeddedness in rural and urban contexts. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 43(2), 360-385
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2019 (English)In: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, ISSN 1042-2587, E-ISSN 1540-6520, Vol. 43, no 2, p. 360-385Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study analyzes the nexus among business growth, ownership structure, and local embeddedness—that is, the involvement of economic actors in a geographically bound social structure—in rural and urban contexts. This work combines regional economics with studies on family business and firm growth and uses a coarsened matched sample of privately held Swedish firms. The findings indicate that family firms benefit more than nonfamily firms from local embeddedness and as such they achieve higher levels of growth and that this effect is more pronounced in rural areas. Research implications are shared in the Conclusion section.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
business growth, local embeddedness, urban–rural contexts, family firms
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39334 (URN)10.1177/1042258718796089 (DOI)000458813400011 ()2-s2.0-85064328951 (Scopus ID)PP JIBS 2019 (Local ID)PP JIBS 2019 (Archive number)PP JIBS 2019 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-05-02 Created: 2018-05-02 Last updated: 2019-09-26Bibliographically approved
Lauto, G., Pittino, D. & Visintin, F. (2019). Satisfaction of entrepreneurs: A comparison between founders and family business successors. Journal of small business management (Print)
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2019 (English)In: Journal of small business management (Print), ISSN 0047-2778, E-ISSN 1540-627XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Although a substantial body of literature compares the job satisfaction of employees to that of the self-employed, scholars rarely take into account the heterogeneity of the latter population. We compare the level and the drivers of job satisfaction of founders and successors in family businesses. Building on the notion of procedural utility, which entails the gratification that individuals experience in the process of performing a task, we find that job satisfaction and perceived discretion in decision making is lower for successors. We also find that perceived discretion fully mediates the relationship between mode of entry into entrepreneurship and job satisfaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Job satisfaction; family business; mediation; perceived discretion
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47457 (URN)10.1080/00472778.2019.1660937 (DOI);IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID);IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number);IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2020-01-20 Created: 2020-01-20 Last updated: 2020-01-20Bibliographically approved
Sanchez-Famoso, V., Pittino, D., Chirico, F., Maseda, A. & Iturralde, T. (2019). Social capital and innovation in family firms: The moderating roles of family control and generational involvement. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 35(3), Article ID 101043.
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2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 35, no 3, article id 101043Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on the social capital literature, we examine whether the co-existence of distinct yetinteracting social groups, namely family and non-family members, creates the conditions forincreased family firm innovation. In particular, we theorize that family and non-family socialcapital have a joint positive effect on family firm innovation and this joint effect is stronger thanthe single effects of family and non-family social capital. In addition, we predict that while familycontrol has a positive moderating effect, generational involvement has a negative moderatingeffect on the above-mentioned relationship. With supportive empirical results, our research makesimportant contributions to the existing literature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Family firm, social capital, family control, generational involvement, innovation
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43110 (URN)10.1016/j.scaman.2019.02.002 (DOI)000482873300010 ()2-s2.0-85064151233 (Scopus ID)PP JIBS 2019 embargo 24;IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID)PP JIBS 2019 embargo 24;IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number)PP JIBS 2019 embargo 24;IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-02-20 Created: 2019-02-20 Last updated: 2019-10-01Bibliographically approved
Migliori, S., Pittino, D., Consorti, A. & Lucianetti, L. (2019). The relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation, Market Orientation and Performance in University Spin-Offs. The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 15(3), 793-814
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2019 (English)In: The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, ISSN 1554-7191, E-ISSN 1555-1938, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 793-814Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper aims to examine the relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO), Market Orientation (MO) and performance in University Spin-Offs (USOs). Initially, the paper, assesses the existence of a moderating effect of MO in the relationship between EO and performance, next, it analyses the mediation role of MO between EO and performance. To strengthen paper results, we test our hypotheses on a cross-sectional sample of 162 Italian USOs using both perceived and objective performance. Findings suggest that there is no synergistic effect of MO and EO as mutually independent constructs. Instead, our evidences support the idea that EO and MO in USOs occur within the same learning process. Both EO and MO support USO performance, but MO cannot occur without EO as an antecedent condition. At the same time, a significant portion of the EO contribution to performance occurs through MO. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Keywords
Entrepreneurial orientation, Market orientation, Performance, University spin-offs
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38395 (URN)10.1007/s11365-017-0488-x (DOI)000481755200006 ()2-s2.0-85038081424 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-09 Created: 2018-01-09 Last updated: 2020-01-14Bibliographically approved
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