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Vol. 6. Issue 1.
Pages 1-62 (January - June 2016)
Original articles
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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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

  • 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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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

  • 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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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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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

  • 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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The impact of family business strategies on hotel room prices
Ismael P. Soler, Germán Gémar
European Journal of Family Business. 2016;6:54-61

  • 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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