THE FAMILY EFFECT: EVIDENCE FROM SMALL RETAIL STORES IN INDIA

Fazal, Faraz (2007) THE FAMILY EFFECT: EVIDENCE FROM SMALL RETAIL STORES IN INDIA. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Research into family firms is usually associated with family succession problems but very few studies have adapted a strategic management perspective. Decision-making made by family firms are distinct from patterns in other firms such that a �family effect occurs in the process. This study examines for the existence of family effect and what implications it might have for the competitive choices of family firms. Through a series of interviews with owner-manager in seven small retail stores in India, it is found that the family effect pushes firms to be more market oriented than entrepreneurially oriented and more risk averse. Worse still, this is exacerbated when human capital is low. Conclusions and implications for various stakeholders of these findings are drawn and discussed.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Family Business, Indian Retail, Small Retail, Strategic Management
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 15:43
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/20993

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