Title: The CEO autonomy–stewardship behavior relationship in family firms: The mediating role of psychological ownership
Authors: Henssen, Bart
Voordeckers, Wim ×
Lambrechts, Frank
Koiranen, Matti #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Series Title: Journal of Family Business Strategy
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Abstract: This study investigates the relationship between a family business CEO’s autonomy and stewardship behavior. Building on psychological ownership theory, we argue that psychological ownership mediates the autonomy–stewardship relationship. In contrast to prior studies, we differentiate between individual-oriented and collective-oriented psychological ownership as two distinct dimensions of individual psychological ownership. Our results reveal that CEO autonomy is an important determinant of stewardship behavior and that this relationship is only mediated by individual-oriented psychological ownership. Moreover, both individual-oriented and collective-oriented psychological ownership are found to be antecedents of CEO stewardship behavior.
ISSN: 1877-8585
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Field of Study Commercial Sciences and Management Odisee
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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