Taking over the Family Business : a career developmental perspective on male and female succession.

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Author / Creator:Otten-Pappas, Dominique.
Imprint:Gottingen : V & R Unipress, 2015.
Description:1 online resource (242 pages)
Series:Wittener Schriften zu Familienunternehmen ; v. 16
Wittener Schriften zu Familienunternehmen.
Subject:Family-owned business enterprises -- Succession.
Family-owned business enterprises -- Succession.
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Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12514263
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Summary:Why do successors decide to join the family business? The current study investigated the hitherto largely ignored perspective of the successor on succession as career decision process. Grounded on family business and career development theory, insights gained from the qualitative analysis of 16 in-depth interviews with successors were used to develop a successor profiling tool. It is composed of three main elements: the succession decision as process, influences of facilitating and inhibiting factors as well as underlying successor commitment over time. A gender sensitive perspective was adopted in order to account for gender differences during tool development. The tool developed offers a practical contribution by helping young family business members to consider succession in relation to their career development.
Other form:Print version: Otten-Pappas, Dominique. Taking over the Family Business : A career developmental perspective on male and female succession. Gottingen : V & R Unipress, ©2015
Standard no.:9783847104834
Table of Contents:
  • Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Body; List of abbreviations; Foreword by Prof. Dr. Arist von Schlippe; Acknowledgements and foreword by the author; 1 Introduction; 2 Theoretical Background; 2.1 The successor; 2.1.1 Successor gender; 2.1.2 Successor emergence; 2.1.3 Successor commitment; 2.2 Succession as career decision process?; 2.2.1 Family business succession as process; 2.2.2 Career development process; 2.2.3 Career decision making process; 2.3 Factors which influence the succession decision process?; 2.3.1 Influences on the individual during career development.
  • 2.3.2 The CDSTF in the family business context2.3.3 Influences on the succession process; Influences from the environmental system; Influences from the family business system; 3 Methods; 3.1 Research process overview; 3.2 Data collection; 3.2.1 Field access and case description; 3.2.2 Interview procedure; 3.2.3 Transcription and anonymization; 3.3 Successor profiling tool development; 4 Results; 4.1 The successor; 4.1.1 Successor commitment; Stage 1: Early commitment; Stage 2: Joining commitment; Stage 3: Current commitment; 4.1.2 Change in commitment over time.
  • 4.1.3 Expectation of parental expectations4.2 Succession career decision process; 4.2.1 Perception of succession as future career; 4.2.2 Relevance of educational choice; 4.2.3 Relevance of work experience; 4.2.4 Decision to join the family business; 4.2.5 Decision to become the successor ; 4.3 Influences on the succession decision process; 4.3.1 Influences from the environmental system; 4.3.2 Influences from the family business system; The family system; The ownership system; The business system; The management system; 4.3.3 Influences from the individual system.
  • 4.4 Individual successor profiles5 Discussion; 5.1 Successor commitment; 5.1.1 The commitment stages; Stage 1: Early commitment; Stage 2: Joining commitment; Stage 3: Current commitment; 5.1.2 Commitment types; Type 1: Affective commitment; Type 2: Normative commitment; Type 3: Calculative commitment; Type 4: Imperative commitment; 5.1.3 Unexpected findings related to commitment; Letting go commitment; The dark side of commitment; 5.2 The succession decision process; 5.2.1 The decision steps; 5.2.2 Order of decision steps; 5.2.3 The rating scale and decision patterns; 5.3 Influencing factors.
  • 5.3.1 Factor frequency per system5.3.2 Factor occurrence per system; 5.3.3 Occurrences of major factors per system; 6 Conclusions and implications; 6.1 Summary of conclusions; 6.1.1 The successor decision profile; 6.1.2 Succession experience as career development; 6.1.3 Male and female perspectives on succession; 6.2 Limitations and implications; 6.2.1 Limitations of the research; 6.2.2 Summary implications for practice; 6.2.3 Summary of suggestions for further study; 6.3 Concluding remarks; Bibliography; List of figures; List of tables; Wittener Schriften zu Familienunternehmen.