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What makes next generation members found their own firm: knowledge, contacts, or money?

Philipp Sieger & Tommaso Minola

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To increase our understanding of the formation of students’ intentions to found an own firm, research needs to systematically integrate theory of planned behavior, resource-based view, and family business literature. To date, however, an explicit and systematic integration of these perspectives cannot be found. We attempt to close this gap by explicitly investigating founding intentions of students with family business background. More specifically, we examine how the provision of human, social, and financial resources by the family affects students’ desirability and feasibility perceptions, and ultimately founding intentions. Our analysis based on a sample of 14’290 students from 26 countries reveals that both desirability and feasibility perceptions mediate the relationships between all three types of resources and founding intentions. Interestingly, the provision of financial resources is negatively related to both desirability and feasibility perceptions. These findings illustrate the research potential of a combination of theory of planned behavior with the resource-based view, especially in the family business context. Our study thus offers valuable contributions to literature on career choices, theory of planned behavior, and family business, as well as to practice.
   
type conference paper (English)
   
keywords
   
project Strategic Entrepreneurship and Succession in Family Firms
name of conference Rencontres de St-Gall 2012 (St.Gallen)
date of conference 3-9-2012
title of proceedings In Search of a Dynamic Equilibrium: Exploring and Managing Tensions in Entrepreneurship and SMEs
publisher KMU Verlag (St. Gallen)
ISBN 978-3-906541-30-3
review external review
   
citation Sieger, P., & Minola, T. (2012). What makes next generation members found their own firm: knowledge, contacts, or money?. In In Search of a Dynamic Equilibrium: Exploring and Managing Tensions in Entrepreneurship and SMEs. St. Gallen: KMU Verlag. - ISBN 978-3-906541-30-3.