The Impact of Shared Stories on Family Firm Innovation : a Multi-Case Study
Family Business Review
Innovation is a key determinant of long-term success for family firms. We apply a multiple case study research design to investigate the relationship between stories that are shared among family members across generations and the family firms' innovations. We derive a set of eight propositions suggesting that founder focus is negatively, and family focus is positively associated with innovation. We further propose that these relationships are mediated by the scope of decision-making options, the distribution of decision-making power between generations, and the role of conflict in the families.
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