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Incumbents’ attitude toward intrafamily succession: an investigation of its antecedents

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Family Business Review
Issue number3
Volume29
Number of pages23
Pages (from-to)278-300
Publication statusPublished
Early online date27/06/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Incumbents’ attitude toward intrafamily succession (IFS) is a critical individual-level determinant of family firms’ IFS intention, which is, in turn, an important component of family business essence. Knowledge about its antecedents, however, is fragmented and very limited. Drawing on the theory of planned behavior and general attitude literature, hypotheses about the situational and individual antecedents of family firm incumbents’ attitude toward IFS were developed and tested with a sample of 274 Italian family firm incumbents. Results show that incumbents’ attitude toward IFS is indeed influenced by both situational and individual antecedents as well as by their interactions.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Family Business Review, 29 (3), 2016, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2016 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Family Business Review page: http://fbr.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/