Insights from Canadian case studies on succession and knowledge transfer in family firms

Henry, Mike and Erwee, Ronel and Kong, Eric (2013) Insights from Canadian case studies on succession and knowledge transfer in family firms. In: 3rd International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship (EMS 2013), 19-22 Sep 2013, Atlanta, GA. United States.

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Abstract

This study investigated firstly whether the family business succession process differs from non-family business succession, secondly the nature of knowledge transfer and specifically about the nature of tacit and explicit knowledge transfer between the founder and successors and thirdly the impact of the degree and nature of trust between the founder and successor is considered along with the issue of whether the level of perceived trust differs depending on the length of the relationship between the firm founder and successor. Finally the impact of the successor's gender on the tacit knowledge transfer process is noted. The contribution of this research to the founders of family business, their successors and their advisors are highlighted, the study's limitations and directions for future research are noted.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The material may be retrieved and downloaded solely for personal non-commercial use. No materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed. Paper 9.2
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 04:55
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: family business succession; tacit and explicit knowledge transfer; perceived trust
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150301 Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180112 Equity and Trusts Law
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
Identification Number or DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2327884
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24110

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