Metadaten







Promotionsordnung


PromO07

Kumulative Dissertation


ja

Titel


Long-term Success of Family Firms: Investigating Specific Aspects of Firm-level Entrepreneurship and Individual-level Antecedents

Titel (englisch)



Autor/Autorin


Sieger, Philipp

Unter Mitarbeit von



Geburtsdatum


18.04.1982

Geburtsort



Matrikelnummer


02606853

Schlagwörter (GND)


Familienbetrieb; Erfolgsfaktor

DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification)


Wirtschaft - 330

Freie Stichwörter (deutsch)


Familienunternehmen; Langfristiger Erfolg; Unternehmenserfolg; Psychologisches Eigentum

Freie Stichwörter (englisch)


Family firms; entrepreneurship; EO; corporate entrepreneurship; long-term success; middle-level managers; psychological ownership

Kurzfassung


Der langfristige Erfolg von Familienunternehmen ist von hoher sozialer und ökonomischer Bedeutung. Drei wichtige Erfolgsfaktoren stehen im Mittelpunkt dieser Dissertation: Unternehmerische Ausrichtung auf Unternehmensebene (entrepreneurial orientation), unternehmerisches Verhalten von Managern, und wertschaffende Einstellungen von familienexternen Angestellten. Jeder Artikel dieser kumulativen Dissertation widmet sich einem dieser Erfolgsfaktoren und entsprechende Forschungslücken.

Kurzfassung (englisch)


Long-term success of family firms is of utmost social and economic importance. Three of its determinants are in the center of this Dissertation: firm-level entrepreneurial orientation (EO), managers' entrepreneurial behavior, and value-creating attitudes of non-family employees. Each determinant and respective research gaps are addressed by one paper of this cumulative dissertation.
Referring to firm-level EO, scholars claim that EO is a main antecedent to firms' both short- and long-term success. However, family firms seem to be successful across generations despite rather low levels of EO. The first paper addresses this paradox by investigating EO patterns of long-lived family firms in three Swiss case studies. The main finding is that the key to success is not to be as entrepreneurially as possible all the time, but to continuously adapt the EO profile depending on internal and external factors. Moreover, the paper suggest news subcategories to different EO dimensions. With regard to entrepreneurial behavior of managers, there is a lack of knowledge how individual-level and organizational-level factors affect its evolvement.
The second paper addresses this gap by investigating a sample of 403 middle-level managers from both family and non-family firms. It introduces psychological ownership of managers as individual-level antecedent and investigates the interaction with organizational factors. As a central insight, management support is found to strengthen the psychological ownership-entrepreneurial behavior relationship.
The third paper is based on the fact that employees' justice perceptions are established antecedents of value-creating employee attitudes such as affective commitment and job satisfaction. Even though family firms are susceptible to non-family employees´ perceptions of injustice, corresponding research is scarce. Moreover, the mechanism connecting justice perceptions and positive outcomes is still unclear. Addressing these gaps, the analysis of a sample of 310 non-family employees reveals that psychological ownership is a mediator in the relationships between distributive justice perceptions and both affective commitment and job satisfaction.
Altogether, the three papers offer valuable contributions to family business literature with respect to EO, entrepreneurial behavior, and value-creating employee attitudes. Thus, they increase current understanding about important determinants of family firms' long-term success, while opening up numerous ways of future research.

Universität


Universität St.Gallen

Referent/Referentin


Fueglistaller, Urs (Prof. Dr.)

Korreferent/Korreferentin


Zellweger, Thomas (Prof. Dr.)

Erweitertes Diss. Komitee



Fachgebiet


Betriebswirtschaftslehre (PMA)

Sprache


ENG

Promotionstermin (dd.mm.yyyy)


19.09.2011

Erstellungsjahr (yyyy)


2011

Dokumentart


Dissertation

Format


PDF

Dissertationsnummer


3934

Quelle



PDF-File


dis3934.pdf

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