Succession in Chinese family enterprises: the influence of cognitive, regulatory and normative factors

Man, Thomas Wing Yan and Mustafa, Michael and Fang, Yao (2016) Succession in Chinese family enterprises: the influence of cognitive, regulatory and normative factors. International Journal of Management Practice, 9 (4). pp. 412-432. ISSN 1477-8143

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Abstract

Through an institution-based perspective, we investigate succession issues of Chinese family enterprises with a focus of how China's One Child Policy impacts the process. Based on an in-depth case study of two Chinese family firms, we find that the succession process is embedded in an institutional environment constituted by a multitude of intertwining moral, socio-economic, and politico-legal factors. To be more effective in this process, we recommend an earlier cultivation of the successors' positive values and attitudes towards the family enterprises, proper alignment between their knowledge and experience, provision of mentoring to them, and strengthening their effort in reflecting upon experience.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: family business; China; succession; institutional theory; One-Child Policy
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Business > Nottingham University Business School China
University of Nottingham, Malaysia > Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
Identification Number: 10.1504/IJMP.2016.079620
Depositing User: LIN, Zhiren
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 10:49
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47345

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