Entrepreneurial orientation in family firms: the moderating role of technological intensity and performance

Lucía Garcés-Galdeano, Martín Larraza-Kintana, Carmen García-Olaverri, Marianna Makri

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Abstract

This paper examines how socio-emotional factors can influence family firms’ commitment to entrepreneurially- oriented activities, and how their level of commitment is moderated by the technological intensity of the sector and firm performance. We find that, while family firms are less entrepreneurially-oriented than non-family firms, this gap closes with increasing technological intensity of the sector. We find no evidence, however, to suggest any change in entrepreneurial orientation in family firms resulting from a drop in firm performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-45
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurial orientation
  • Family firm
  • SEW
  • Spanish firms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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