A Note on Family Influence and the Adoption of Discontinuous Technologies in Family Firms
The 4Cs model of command, continuity, community, and connections is useful for examining the effect of family influence on the adoption of discontinuous technologies. However, assuming that family influence differs only in degree rather than kind is naive because such an assumption ignores the likelihood of heterogeneous behaviors among family firms. In this conceptual note, we extend prior work and explain how heterogeneity in the family's relative emphasis on command, continuity, community, and connections requires that the multifaceted and potentially nonlinear nature of family influence be considered when analyzing strategic decisions concerning family firm innovation.
Chrisman, J. J., Fang, C., Kotlar, J., & De Massis, A. (2015). A Note on Family Influence and the Adoption of Discontinuous Technologies in Family Firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 32(3), pp. 384-388. John Wiley & Sons.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12206
Business and Information Technology
Keywords and Phrases
Family firms; In-Degree; Nonlinear nature; Strategic decisions; Innovation
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
© 2014 Product Development & Management Association, All rights reserved.
01 May 2015