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

Moores, Ken and Mula, Joseph (2000) The salience of market, bureaucratic, and clan controls in the management of family firm transitions: some tentative Australian evidence. Family Business Review, 13 (2). pp. 91-106. ISSN 0894-4865

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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held.
Depositing User: Dr Joseph M. Mula
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Accounting
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2010 01:38
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 01:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: family businesses; family owned businesses; control practices
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6248.2000.00091.x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6080

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