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Title: Board role performance and faultlines in family firms: The moderating role of formal board evaluation
Authors: VANDEBEEK, Alana 
VOORDECKERS, Wim 
LAMBRECHTS, Frank 
Huybrechts, Jolien
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Source: JOURNAL OF FAMILY BUSINESS STRATEGY, 7(4), p. 249-259
Abstract: Recent research on the actual behaviour of boards suggests that more attention should be given to group dynamics in boards of directors. Therefore, we investigate if faultlines are detrimental to the role performance of boards of directors in family firms. In contrast to previous studies that only focus on one attribute, we use a more encompassing measure of faultlines, which is based on three attributes simultaneously (family-membership, type of directorship, and gender). Furthermore, we investigate the moderating role of formal board evaluation. Findings suggest a negative relationship between faultlines and both board control and service role performance. Interestingly, our study indicates that in boards that use formal evaluations, the negative effect of faultlines on control role performance is reversed. We discuss implications for faultline theory and research on boards of directors. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Vandebeek, Alana; Voordeckers, Wim; Lambrechts, Frank] Hasselt Univ, RCEF, Martelarenlaan 42, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium. [Huybrechts, Jolien] Maastricht Univ, Tongersestr 53, NL-6122 LM Maastricht, Netherlands.
Keywords: Board composition; Board processes; Faultlines; Board evaluation; Family firms;board composition; board processes; faultlines; board evaluation; family firms
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23251
ISSN: 1877-8585
e-ISSN: 1877-8593
DOI: 10.1016/j.jfbs.2016.10.002
ISI #: 000390627600005
Rights: (c) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2018
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