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Promotionsordnung


PromO94

Kumulative Dissertation


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Titel


Family Mindset as Predictor of Entrepreneurship in German Family Firms

Titel (englisch)



Autor/Autorin


Hofmann, Julia Valerie

2. Autor/Autorin



Geburtsdatum


13.02.1979

Geburtsort


Würzburg

Matrikelnummer


06600126

Schlagwörter (GND)


Deutschland; Familienbetrieb; Mentalität; Prädiktor; Unternehmerverhalten; Entrepreneurship; Geschichte 2008; Umfrage

DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification)


Wirtschaft - 330

Freie Stichwörter (deutsch)


Familienunternehmen; Familiengesellschaft

Freie Stichwörter (englisch)


Family Business

Kurzfassung



Kurzfassung (englisch)


Both family business and entrepreneurship are well established topics that attract considerable attention in research and practice. Yet the overlap of both topics - entrepreneurship in family firms - is still a relatively young and unexplored field. The aim of this dissertation is to study the predictors of entrepreneurship in family firms and specifically to explore how the family mindset impacts the entrepreneurial behavior of family firms.
To this end, agency and stewardship theory are employed to form a complementary framework where each theory is used to depict one of two idealized, opposing family mindsets which are then linked with entrepreneurial behaviours of the family business.
In accordance with these theoretical assumptions, a research model to predict entrepreneurship is developed and tested on a sample of 134 family businesses from the German speaking region.
Using multiple regression and correlation analyses, the study demonstrates the importance of family mindset for entrepreneurship in family firms. Moreover, the findings illustrate that the impact of a particular family orientation is not univocal for all family firms but conditional to the characteristics of the family business at stake which supports the general need for a more differentiated treatment of family influenced firms.
On a theoretical level, the study supports the complementary use of stewardship and agency theory to model business family mindset and corresponding behaviors. Yet in contrast to the prevailing opinion, this study shows that agency elements can have positive implications for entrepreneurship in family firms, while stewardship elements can indeed have negative consequences in certain settings.

Universität


Universität St.Gallen

Referent/Referentin


Fueglistaller, Urs (Prof. Dr.)

Korreferent/Korreferentin


Zellweger, Thomas (Prof. Dr.)

Erweitertes Diss. Komitee



Fachgebiet


Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Sprache


ENG

Promotionstermin (dd.mm.yyyy)


22.02.2010

Erstellungsjahr (yyyy)


2009

Dokumentart


Dissertation

Format


PDF

Dissertationsnummer


3725

Quelle



PDF-File


dis3725.pdf

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