Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Ownership Succession Financing and Temporal Focus: Explaining the Entrepreneurial Orientation of Next-Generation Family Firms
Authors: JANSSEN, Ellen 
Issue Date: 2019
Source: EURAM, Lisbon - Portugal, 26-28 June 2019
Abstract: Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) is considered to be very important for family business success and survival. Until now, research has not reached consensus regarding the effect of the entry of a new family generation on EO. Adding to this debate and using insights from the theories on imprinting and temporal orientation, our study shows that the financing mode of an ownership transfer influences the incoming generation’s entrepreneurial orientation through its impact on the successor’s temporal focus. We distinguish two types of ownership succession financing, depending on which generation finances the share transition: predecessor financing (e.g., gift) versus successor financing (payment of a purchase price by the successor). Using data from 268 Belgian, privately-held family firms, we find that successor financing of the intergenerational ownership transfer is positively related to the next generation’s entrepreneurial orientation, as a result of a lower concern for family tradition and an increased orientation towards the future.
Keywords: ownership succession, financing, imprinting (psychology), temporal orientation, entrepreneurial orientation
Document URI:
Category: C2
Type: Conference Material
Appears in Collections:Research publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Successor Financing, Temporal Focus and EO - EURAM.pdf
  Restricted Access
Peer-reviewed author version793.6 kBAdobe PDFView/Open    Request a copy
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on May 20, 2022


checked on May 20, 2022

Google ScholarTM


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.