The salience of market, bureaucratic, and clan controls in the management of family firm transitions: some tentative Australian evidence

Moores, Ken and Mula, Joseph (2011) The salience of market, bureaucratic, and clan controls in the management of family firm transitions: some tentative Australian evidence. In: Understanding family enterprise: a book of readings. Colloquium Series . Bond University Press, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 74-93. ISBN 9780980618747

Abstract

Despite the numerical and economic significance of family businesses to Australia, they are not extensively researched. This paper reports some of the results from a nationwide study of Australian family-owned businesses that sought to ascertain and understand their management and control practices. In particular, the paper assesses the organizational transitions of Australian family firms in terms of their dominant control practices. These control measures are evaluated according to Ouchi's classification of market, bureaucratic, and clan controls. The salience of these different forms of control serves to identify distinctive patterns that define periods of organizational passage (life cycles).


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Additional Information: Chapter 6. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 658.045 Und. Copyright Ken Moores and Justin B. Craig, 2011. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. This chapter was previously published as Moores, K., and Mula, J. M. (2000). The salience of market, bureaucratic and clan controls in the management of fumily firm transitions: Some tentative Australian evidence. Family Business Review, 13(2),91-106. © Family Firm Institute, Inc.
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting and Finance
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 23:59
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: family business; Australia; management
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910202 Human Capital Issues
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20700

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