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10804
Management control systems and performance in small and medium family firms
Antonio Duréndez, Daniel Ruíz-Palomo, Domingo García-Pérez-de-Lema, Julio Diéguez-Soto
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:10-20
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Highlights

  • Family businesses use less management control systems than nonfamily firms.

  • The use of MCS has a positive influence on business performance.

  • Firm managers and practitioners should foster the development of MCS to improve firm performance and competitiveness.

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Measuring fraud and earnings management by a case of study: Evidence from an international family business
Alicia Ramírez-Orellana, María J. Martínez-Romero, Teresa Mariño-Garrido
European Journal of Family Business. 2017;7:41-53
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Highlights

  • This study empirically demonstrates the validity of the Beneish's model for the case of a Spanish quoted family business, Pescanova.

  • Identification of indexes aligned with the position of technical default shown by the pre-bankruptcy board of Pescanova.

  • Monitoring of two key ratios for business management as indicators of aggressive accounting practices.

  • This is the first case that applies the Beneish's model to the Spanish food sector.

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Gender issues related to choosing the successor in the family business
Covadonga Aldamiz-Echevarría, Idoia Idígoras, María-Azucena Vicente-Molina
European Journal of Family Business. 2017;7:54-64
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Highlights

  • Perception of succession process regarding to gender does not seem to match reality.

  • Once known, women's management capabilities are very much appreciated.

  • Bearing in mind women as potential successors is positive to the achievement of the FB.

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6541
International business & family business: Potential dialogue between disciplines
José C. Casillas, Ana M. Moreno-Menéndez
European Journal of Family Business. 2017;7:25-40
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Highlights

  • Evolution of the literature combining international business and family firms.

  • Six promising areas for research through a dialogue between both disciplines.

  • A model for future research is proposed, linking the six topics.

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6395
Organizational culture and family business: A configurational approach
Gregorio Sánchez Marín, Antonio José Carrasco Hernández, Ignacio Danvila del Valle, Miguel Ángel Sastre Castillo
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:99-107
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Highlights

  • Family involvement in the business influences the adoption of a clan culture orientation.

  • Family firm culture is internally group oriented, based on emotional and personalist values.

  • Non-family business is oriented towards market and hierarchy cultures.

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6171
An approach to patronymic names as a resource for familiness and as a variable for family business identification
Fernando Olivares-Delgado, Alberto Pinillos-Laffón, María Teresa Benlloch-Osuna
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:32-45
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5693
How has the family firm literature addressed its heterogeneity through classification systems? An integrated analysis
Remedios Hernández-Linares, Soumodip Sarkar, Mª Concepción López-Fernández
European Journal of Family Business. 2017;7:1-13
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Highlights

  • There is a growing chorus for the need to reflect on the heterogeneity of the family business concept.

  • An effective classification system must be based on the characteristics of the entities being classified.

  • We review extant classification systems and previous family firm definitions.

  • The core elements of the definitions are identified by bibliometric tools.

  • We analyze whether existing classifications systems are based on their main characteristics.

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5445
Corporate social responsibility in family SMEs: A comparative study
Pedro Juan Martín Castejón, Beatriz Aroca López
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:21-31
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Highlights

  • In recent years, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has attracted much interest in both the academic world and the professional.

  • The objective of this research is to determine whether there are differences in orientation towards CSR between family SMEs and non-familiar ones.

  • The results indicate that family SMEs are more socially responsible than no familiar ones.

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Family and non-family business behaviour in the wine sector: A comparative study
Ismael P. Soler, German Gemar, Rafael Guerrero-Murillo
European Journal of Family Business. 2017;7:65-73
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Highlights

  • A means test was carry out after categorising the wineries as familiar or not.

  • Return on assets (ROA) and operating margin were higher on family wineries.

  • Relative debt and debt ratio were higher in companies considered as non-family.

  • Return on equity (ROE) was equal between the different wineries.

  • The size does not differ between the groups.

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SEW: Looking for a definition and controversial issues
M. José Martínez-Romero, Alfonso Andrés Rojo-Ramírez
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:1-9
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4442
The impact of family business strategies on hotel room prices
Ismael P. Soler, Germán Gémar
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:54-61
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Highlights

  • Price is a key variable in research on profitability and brand management.

  • The impact of being a family-business hotel on hotel room rates was analysed.

  • A hedonic price model was used.

  • Being a family-business hotel has a significant negative impact on room price.

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Familiness and socioemotional wealth in Spanish family firms: An empirical examination
Ismael Barros, Juan Hernangómez, Natalia Martin-Cruz
European Journal of Family Business. 2017;7:14-24
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Highlights

  • Family firms build on familiness and SEW.

  • SEW has a positive impact on organizational effectiveness.

  • Essence has a partial mediating effect on the relation between involvement and SEW.

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3827
Impact of financial crisis and family control on earning management of Portuguese listed firms
Inês Lisboa
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:118-31
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3606
Composition of familiness: Perspectives of social capital and open systems
Myriam Cano-Rubio, Guadalupe Fuentes-Lombardo, María Jesús Hernández-Ortiz, Manuel Carlos Vallejo-Martos
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:75-85
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Highlights

  • Covers a gap in the literature regarding the composition of familiness.

  • Defines the variables found in familiness and so helps enable the measurement of familiness in all family firms.

  • Enables conclusions and comparisons to be made about strategic decisions in family firms.

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Internal market orientation and work-family balance in family businesses
Jose Ruizalba, Anabela Soares, María Vallespín Arán, José Luis González Porras
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:46-53
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Highlights

  • Employees of half of the Andalusian family owned businesses analyzed still do not perceive a high level of WFB.

  • Micro firms are those that reveal more active implementation of WFB.

  • WFB has a positive impact on job satisfaction and employee's commitment in family firms in Andalusia.

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Conditional mediation of competitive strategy and environment in international entrepreneurial orientation of family businesses
Felipe Hernández-Perlines, Esteban Mancebo-Lozano
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:86-98
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Knowledge management, flexibility and firm performance: The effects of family involvement
Antonio J. Carrasco-Hernández, Daniel Jiménez-Jiménez
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:108-17
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President interlocking, family firms and performance during turbulent times: Evidence from Latin America
Karen Watkins-Fassler, Virginia Fernández-Pérez, Lázaro Rodríguez-Ariza
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:63-74
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Highlights

  • President interlocking in LA firms is positively associated with performance.

  • The association between performance and interlocks depends on corporate governance.

  • This favorable relationship is mitigated where expropriation odds are higher.

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