All the same but different: Understanding family enterprise heterogeneity

Ken Moores, Denise Parris, Scott Newbert, Justin B Craig

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We explore heterogeneity in family firms from its core antecedents: the presence of family and their pursuit of dual logics in decision-making and position servant leadership, stewardship, and trust as emanating core philosophies, which manifest in an organization-level (AGES) and individual-level (SAGE) framework, and ultimately skill-sets that are all unique to family firms but which also serve to differentiate within this class of firms. Our conceptual meta-model of family enterprise heterogeneity serves as a guide for family firms to identify and understand the perception versus reality of their heterogeneity, and then enables the development of strategies to maintain organizational culture and/or evaluate organizational change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Heterogeneity among Family Firms
EditorsEsra Memili, Clay Dibrell
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-77676-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-77675-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


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