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dc.contributor.authorWang, Yong
dc.contributor.authorWatkins, David
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Neil
dc.contributor.authorSpicer, Keith
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-19T14:00:22Z
dc.date.available2008-05-19T14:00:22Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 10 (1/2): 59-84
dc.identifier.issn13552554
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/13552550410521380
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/26761
dc.description.abstractResearchers widely argue that the most significant difference between family controlled and non-family business concerns the way in which executive succession occurs, and more specifically, unique aspects of the process of intergenerational family business transfer. The importance of this study is acknowledged by the fact that it offers researchers and practitioners empirical evidence that links succession issues and the state of performance in UK-based smalland medium-sized family businesses. The article commences with a review of the conceptual framework that relates to the critical factors influencing the succession process, followed by an introduction of the methodology. Then the article proceeds with a detailed statistical analysis based on a stratified randomly selected sample (169 small- and medium-sized family controlled businesses). In summary, the article concludes with a set of tentative recommendations. It is anticipated that this study will enable a deep debate of the issues surrounding the succession practice and raise a wide awareness of the critical factors shaping the ownership transition.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=872120
dc.subjectFamily firms
dc.subjectBusiness performance
dc.subjectSuccession planning
dc.titleThe relationship between succession issues and business performance: evidence from UK family SMEs
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research
html.description.abstractResearchers widely argue that the most significant difference between family controlled and non-family business concerns the way in which executive succession occurs, and more specifically, unique aspects of the process of intergenerational family business transfer. The importance of this study is acknowledged by the fact that it offers researchers and practitioners empirical evidence that links succession issues and the state of performance in UK-based smalland medium-sized family businesses. The article commences with a review of the conceptual framework that relates to the critical factors influencing the succession process, followed by an introduction of the methodology. Then the article proceeds with a detailed statistical analysis based on a stratified randomly selected sample (169 small- and medium-sized family controlled businesses). In summary, the article concludes with a set of tentative recommendations. It is anticipated that this study will enable a deep debate of the issues surrounding the succession practice and raise a wide awareness of the critical factors shaping the ownership transition.


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