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Innovation in Family and Non-Family Businesses: A Resource Perspective
University of Girona.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, ESOL (Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Organization, Leadership).
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, ISSN 1742-5360, Vol. 2, no 3/4, 381-399 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article expands our understanding regarding the differences in innovative behaviour between family and non-family firms. To detect real rather than sample differences between independent family and non-family manufacturing companies in Spain, we use a matched sample methodology with data from the European Manufacturing Survey – a European cross-national survey launched in 11 countries and focused on the manufacturing sector. A Mann-Whitney U non-parametric test revealed that six out of seven measures were statistically significant between the two matched groups of companies. We found differences between family and non-family firms with regard to the role of human, social and marketing capital for innovation. These findings are of interest because some of them run contrary to conventional thinking that family firms are less innovative than non-family firms.

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2010. Vol. 2, no 3/4, 381-399 p.
Keyword [en]
innovation, human capital, social capital, marketing capital, non-family businesses, family businesses, innovative behaviour, manufacturing companies, Spain, European Manufacturing Survey, Mann-Whitney U test, non-parametric tests, statistical significance, entrepreneurial venturing, business ventures, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurialism, family firms
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-14500DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2010.037119OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-14500DiVA: diva2:393666
Available from: 2011-01-31 Created: 2011-01-31 Last updated: 2013-11-28Bibliographically approved

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