Innovation motives in family firms: A transgenerational view

Maria Vanessa Diaz Moriana, Eric Clinton, Nadine Kammerlander, G T Lumpkin, Justin B Craig

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Abstract

Drawing on the transgenerational entrepreneurship perspective, we employ a multiple case study approach to investigate why multigenerational family firms innovate. The data collection process drew upon five in-depth cases comprising 42 semistructured interviews, 25 participant observations, and several thousand pages of historical data dating from 1916 to 2017. We find patterns on how the firms’ long-term view—embracing both the past and the future—influences the innovation motives of these firms. Specifically, we identify three innovation patterns: conserving, persisting and legacy-building. We introduce a set of propositions and a framework linking long-term orientation dimensions to innovation motives and innovation outcomes. Our research thus contributes to a more fine-grained understanding of innovation behavior in family firms.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Sep 2018

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Family firms
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Diaz Moriana, Maria Vanessa ; Clinton, Eric ; Kammerlander, Nadine ; Lumpkin, G T ; Craig, Justin B. / Innovation motives in family firms: A transgenerational view. In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 2018.
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