Starting a Family Business as a Career Option: The Role of the Family Household in Mexico

Journal of Family Business Strategy, Forthcoming

34 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2020 Last revised: 30 Jun 2020

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Daniel Pittino

Independent

Francesco Chirico

Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School; Jonkoping University - Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS)

Massimo Bau’

Jonkoping University

Marcia Villasana

Tecnologico de Monterrey

Elvira E. Naranjo-Priego

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elda Barron

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 21, 2020

Abstract

This study analyses the determinants of an individual’s intention to start up a new venture that involves family members. Building on the family embeddedness perspective, we hypothesize the existence of an inverted U-shaped relationship between the number of individuals in a family household and the intention to start a family business. Moreover, we argue that this relationship is moderated by the household income and the individual’s education level. With supportive empirical results based on data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) from Mexico, our work contributes to research on family embeddedness and entrepreneurial career intentions by identifying the importance of household-level factors in the family business start-up decision, and by depicting such decision as a distinctive career option in terms of self-employment.

Suggested Citation

Pittino, Daniel and Chirico, Francesco and Bau’, Massimo and Villasana, Marcia and E. Naranjo-Priego, Elvira and Barron, Elda, Starting a Family Business as a Career Option: The Role of the Family Household in Mexico (January 21, 2020). Journal of Family Business Strategy, Forthcoming , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3522906 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3522906

Daniel Pittino

Independent ( email )

Francesco Chirico (Contact Author)

Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School ( email )

New South Wales 2109
Australia

Jonkoping University - Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS) ( email )

Jönköping, 55111
Sweden

Massimo Bau’

Jonkoping University

SE-551 11 Jonkoping
Sweden

Marcia Villasana

Tecnologico de Monterrey ( email )

Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501 Sur, Col. Tecnológico
Monterrey, 64849
Mexico
528183284090 (Phone)

Elvira E. Naranjo-Priego

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elda Barron

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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