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Family-owned manufacturing SMEs and innovativeness: A comparison between within-family successions and external takeovers
Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Industriell marknadsföring och industriell ekonomi.
Lunds universitet.
Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Industriell marknadsföring och industriell ekonomi.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9592-3809
2012 (English)In: The Journal of Family Business Strategy, ISSN 1877-8585, E-ISSN 1877-8593, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 162-173Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The purpose of this article is to compare within-family successions and external-party takeovers in family-owned manufacturing SMEs to determine potential differences in how they are perceived and managed. This paper focuses on two long-term aspects of family businesses – their succession and their ability to innovate – defining innovativeness as an aspect of organisational culture. Based on ten case studies, the paper concludes that the values related to a firm’s context, influenced by the divesting party as well as by the choice of successor, create inertia, to the extent that only minor changes in innovation orientation are possible. External owners may focus to a greater extent on growth and new ways of innovating, while family-succeeded firms diversify so as not to abandon previous businesses. Intermediating factors, such as customer involvement, type of SME, and the acquirers’ motives, influence the innovative organisational culture and create explanatory links to innovation intensity and methodologies of innovation.

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2012. Vol. 3, no 3, p. 162-173
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Product Innovation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4274DOI: 10.1016/j.jfbs.2012.07.001Local ID: 23352586-a474-4a5b-a42c-d10719f7fca3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-4274DiVA, id: diva2:977138
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Upprättat; 2012; 20150630 (inah)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-01-09Bibliographically approved

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