Investigating Dynamic Capabilities of Family Businesses in China: A Social Capital Perspective

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/614051
Title:
Investigating Dynamic Capabilities of Family Businesses in China: A Social Capital Perspective
Authors:
Wang, Yong
Abstract:
Purpose - Dynamic capabilities are regarded as the bedrock of businesses that survive in a dynamic environment. Building upon the social capital theory, this study aims to investigate the nexus between dynamic capabilities and social capital in family businesses. Design/methodology/approach - The study adopted a quantitative approach. As there is no formal business database available in China, the study followed a snowball sampling procedure. 628 useful responses were gathered. Findings – The study echoes the call of Arregle et al. (2007) for understanding family business’s internal sources of competitiveness and the role of social capital. Results show that the three dimensions of social capital, namely structural, cognitive, and relational capital, influence dynamic capabilities of family businesses. Research limitations - The lack of an official business database in China made the conventional representative sample survey used in the West difficult to replicate. Furthermore, empirical data were collected from different regions of China; regional cultures and different levels of economic development across the regions might influence the social capital-dynamic capabilities connection, but these were not examined in the current study. Originality/value – The study integrates two significant but disconnected research streams, i.e. social capital and dynamic capabilities. Furthermore, the study shows how different dimensions of social capital influence dynamic capabilities. Research findings derived may contribute to the entrepreneurial debate as to why some family businesses can survive in the dynamic environment while others cannot.
Citation:
Yong Wang, (2016) "Investigating dynamic capabilities of family businesses in China: a social capital perspective", Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 23 Iss: 4, pp.1057 - 1080
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Journal:
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development: 2016; Vol: 23, No: 4
Issue Date:
Oct-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/614051
DOI:
10.1108/JSBED-12-2015-0175
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1462-6004
Sponsors:
Is based on a project funded by Ernst & Young
Appears in Collections:
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dc.contributor.authorWang, Yongen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T11:09:04Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-22T11:09:04Zen
dc.date.issued2016-10en
dc.identifier.citationYong Wang, (2016) "Investigating dynamic capabilities of family businesses in China: a social capital perspective", Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 23 Iss: 4, pp.1057 - 1080-
dc.identifier.issn1462-6004en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JSBED-12-2015-0175-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/614051en
dc.description.abstractPurpose - Dynamic capabilities are regarded as the bedrock of businesses that survive in a dynamic environment. Building upon the social capital theory, this study aims to investigate the nexus between dynamic capabilities and social capital in family businesses. Design/methodology/approach - The study adopted a quantitative approach. As there is no formal business database available in China, the study followed a snowball sampling procedure. 628 useful responses were gathered. Findings – The study echoes the call of Arregle et al. (2007) for understanding family business’s internal sources of competitiveness and the role of social capital. Results show that the three dimensions of social capital, namely structural, cognitive, and relational capital, influence dynamic capabilities of family businesses. Research limitations - The lack of an official business database in China made the conventional representative sample survey used in the West difficult to replicate. Furthermore, empirical data were collected from different regions of China; regional cultures and different levels of economic development across the regions might influence the social capital-dynamic capabilities connection, but these were not examined in the current study. Originality/value – The study integrates two significant but disconnected research streams, i.e. social capital and dynamic capabilities. Furthermore, the study shows how different dimensions of social capital influence dynamic capabilities. Research findings derived may contribute to the entrepreneurial debate as to why some family businesses can survive in the dynamic environment while others cannot.en
dc.description.sponsorshipIs based on a project funded by Ernst & Youngen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectdynamic capabilityen
dc.subjectsocial capital,en
dc.subjectfamily businessen
dc.subjectquantitative approachen
dc.titleInvestigating Dynamic Capabilities of Family Businesses in China: A Social Capital Perspectiveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development: 2016; Vol: 23, No: 4en
dc.date.accepted2016-05en
rioxxterms.funderErnst & Youngen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW220616YWen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-11-01en
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