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Title: Testing willingness and ability as distinguishing factors between family and non-family firms: Contextualizing the relationship between entrepreneurial self-efficacy and business performance
Authors: Kociper, Tina
Henssen, Bart
Broekaert, Wouter
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Host Document: European conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship vol:11th pages:1020-1023
Conference: 11th European conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship edition:11 location:Finland date:15-16 September 2016
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to examine whether family businesses are different than non-family businesses regarding entrepreneurial self-efficacy and performance introducing a framework by De Massis et al. (2014). This framework claims that firms with expressed ability and willingness (and therefore family-oriented particularistic behavior) are different from firms without those two characteristics. We tested if the presence of ability and willingness affect the entrepreneur’s self- efficacy - firm performance relationship, which explains us more about the differentiation between family and non-family firms and about the contextual (in)dependency of the ESE- business performance relationship. Results show that the presence of willingness and ability in firms distinguishes family and non-family firms regarding entrepreneurial self-efficacy and also business performance. Our results indicate that family firms financially outperform non-family firms.
ISSN: 2049‐1050
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Field of Study Commercial Sciences and Management Odisee
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