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Resources supporting entrepreneurial orientation in multigenerational family firms
International journal of entrepreneurial venturing
  • Wayne Irava
  • Ken Moores, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2010
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Details

Accepted Version.

Irava, W., & Moores, K. (2010). Resources supporting entrepreneurial orientation in multigenerational family firms.International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2(3/4), 222-245.

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2010 HERDC submission. FoR Code: 150300

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Abstract

We examine entrepreneurship in multigenerational family firms. Specifically, we employ theoretical lenses drawn from both entrepreneurship (entrepreneurial orientation) and strategy (resource-based view) to develop an integrated model of transgenerational entrepreneurship. Following a review of the literature in these fields we develop propositions that articulate connections between a family firm’s unique bundle of resources (familiness), its entrepreneurial orientation (EO), and the achievement of its non-financial performance objectives (NFPO). In this way the paper not only contributes to the debate concerning the link between family background and entrepreneurial behaviour but also helps clarify the broad construct familiness in terms of the nature of resources within the unique bundle.

Citation Information
Wayne Irava and Ken Moores. "Resources supporting entrepreneurial orientation in multigenerational family firms" International journal of entrepreneurial venturing Vol. 2 Iss. 3/4 (2010) p. 222 - 245
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ken_moores/31/