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From Longevity of Firms to Transgenerational Entrepreneurship of Families: Introducing Family Entrepreneurial Orientation
University of St Gallen.
Babson College.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, ESOL (Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Organization, Leadership).
2012 (English)In: Family Business Review, ISSN 0894-4865, E-ISSN 1741-6248, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 136-155Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Whereas existing research on the longevity of family firms has focused on the survival of firms, this article investigates transgenerational entrepreneurship of families. By building on the transgenerational entrepreneurship research framework, the authors argue that by shifting from firm to family level of analysis, one gains a deeper understanding of family firms’ ability to create value across generations. The authors find evidence for their argument in that such a level shift reveals extended entrepreneurial activity, which is missed when focusing exclusively on the firm level. The study introduces and empirically explores the construct of family entrepreneurial orientation, which may serve as an antecedent to transgenerational value creation by families.

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2012. Vol. 25, no 2, p. 136-155
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-20539DOI: 10.1177/0894486511423531Local ID: IHHCeFEOIS, IHHESOLISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-20539DiVA, id: diva2:605434
Available from: 2013-02-14 Created: 2013-02-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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