Strategy diversity in Australian family owned businesses: impact of environment induced constraints

Moores, Ken and Mula, Joe (2011) Strategy diversity in Australian family owned businesses: impact of environment induced constraints. In: Understanding family enterprise: a book of readings. Colloquium Series . Bond University Press, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 309-319. ISBN 9780980618747

Abstract

Contingency theory studies are based on the notion that organizational effectiveness is a product of an appropriate matching between internal organizational characteristics and the demands created by elements of their context. Specifically, environmental uncertainty has been found to influence the strategies of firms. Adopting such a contingency approach this study explores how perceived environmental uncertainty (PEU) affects strategic choices and how these vary at different stages of the firm's life cycle in a sample of Australian family owned firms. The results reveal that family owned businesses pursue a mixture of strategies although they tend to favour product differentiation strategies over cost leadership ones.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Additional Information: Chapter 19. 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. The chapter was previously published as Moores, K., & Mula, J. M. (1998). Strategic diversity in Australian family owned business. Bond Management Review, 5(2),25-33. © Copyright Bond University School of Business, 1998.
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 23:51
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: family business; family company; success rate; QIDC
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment > 150205 Investment and Risk Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20702

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