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Family Orientation: Individual-Level Influences on Family Firm Outcomes


G. T. Lumpkin


Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business

Wendy Martin


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Marsha Vaughn


affiliation not provided to SSRN


Family Business Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 127-138, June 2008

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The premise of this article is that to understand how family affects business, the issue of how individual family members relate to the family must also be addressed. To that end, we propose family orientation (FO) to assess the extent to which individuals perceive and value family involvement. Drawing on the family therapy literature, including Bowen's family systems theory and contextual family therapy, we identify and develop five dimensions of FO - tradition, stability, loyalty, trust, and interdependency. We also discuss factors that might affect an individual's FO score, how FO might enhance understanding of other family business processes and practices, and future research directions.

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Date posted: May 19, 2008  

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Lumpkin, G. T. and Martin, Wendy and Vaughn, Marsha, Family Orientation: Individual-Level Influences on Family Firm Outcomes. Family Business Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 127-138, June 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1134376 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6248.2008.00120.x

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G. T. Lumpkin (Contact Author)
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business ( email )
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States
Wendy Martin
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Marsha Vaughn
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