Family Firm Goals and Their Effects on Strategy, Family and Organization Behavior: A Review and Research Agenda

20 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2018

See all articles by Ralph I. Williams Jr

Ralph I. Williams Jr

Middle Tennessee State University

Torsten M. Pieper

Kennesaw State University - Cox Family Enterprise Center

Franz W. Kellermanns

University of Tennessee, Knoxville; University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte

Joseph H. Astrachan

Kennesaw State University - Michael J. Coles College of Business

Date Written: January 2018

Abstract

Goals are a key differentiator between family businesses and non‐family businesses. To improve understanding of this topic, the authors take stock of what they know about goals in family business. They synthesize prior research findings and classify the research into five categories: family business goal antecedents; goal characteristics; goal‐related outcomes; moderators of goal outcomes; and feedback loop. The paper concludes by highlighting future research to advance both family business goal and general management research.

Suggested Citation

Williams Jr, Ralph I. and Pieper, Torsten M. and Kellermanns, Franz W. and Astrachan, Joseph H., Family Firm Goals and Their Effects on Strategy, Family and Organization Behavior: A Review and Research Agenda (January 2018). International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 20, pp. S63-S82, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3105738 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12167

Ralph I. Williams Jr (Contact Author)

Middle Tennessee State University

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Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Torsten M. Pieper

Kennesaw State University - Cox Family Enterprise Center ( email )

1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
United States

Franz W. Kellermanns

University of Tennessee, Knoxville ( email )

The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte ( email )

9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223
United States

Joseph H. Astrachan

Kennesaw State University - Michael J. Coles College of Business ( email )

1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
United States

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