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Behavioral Outcomes of Next Generation Family Members’ Commitment to Their Firm


Alexandra Dawson


Concordia University, Quebec - John Molson School of Business

P. Gregory Irving


Independent

Pramodita Sharma


Wilfrid Laurier University

Francesco Chirico


Jonkoping University - Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS)

Joel Marcus


Wilfrid Laurier University

April 23, 2013

European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (Forthcoming)

Abstract:     
Are there variations in behaviors and leadership styles of next generation family members or descendants who join their family business due to different forms of commitment? Evidence from a dual respondent study of 109 Canadian and Swiss family firms suggests that descendants with affective commitment to their family firms are more likely to engage in discretionary activities going beyond the job description, thereby contributing to organizational performance. Next generation members with normative commitment are more likely to engage in transformational leadership behaviors. Both affectively and normatively motivated next generation members use contingent reward forms of leadership. A surprising finding of this study is the binding force of normative commitment on positive leadership behaviors of next generation members. This study empirically tests the generalizability of the three-component model of commitment to family businesses, a context in which different forms of commitment may play a unique role.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 35

Keywords: family business, next generation, commitment, leadership, transformational leadership, transactional leadership

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Date posted: April 25, 2013  

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Dawson, Alexandra and Irving, P. Gregory and Sharma, Pramodita and Chirico, Francesco and Marcus, Joel, Behavioral Outcomes of Next Generation Family Members’ Commitment to Their Firm (April 23, 2013). European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2255471

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Alexandra Dawson
Concordia University, Quebec - John Molson School of Business ( email )
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Canada
P. Gregory Irving
Independent
No Address Available
United States
Pramodita Sharma
Wilfrid Laurier University ( email )
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Canada
Francesco Chirico (Contact Author)
Jonkoping University - Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS) ( email )
Jönköping, 55111
Sweden
Joel Marcus
Wilfrid Laurier University ( email )
Waterloo, 6900
Canada
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