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Title: The role of familial socio-political forces on new venture creation in family business
Authors: Bhatnagar, Navneet
Ramachandran, Kavil
Ray, Sougata
Keywords: Business innovation
Family business
New venture creation
Socio-political clout
Transgenerational entrepreneurship
Venture creation process
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: SCOPUS
Cross Cultural and Strategic Management
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Series/Report no.: 25(4)
Abstract: Purpose: New venture (NV) creation is critical to the growth and long-term survival of business groups. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the NV creation process in family business (FB) context and examine the influence of familial socio-political considerations and dynamics on venture creation processes. Design/methodology/approach: The paper employs a triangulation technique drawing from the extant literature, observations from 25 in-depth interviews of FB leaders and insights from two FB practitioners and abductive reasoning to theorize on the NV creation process and the influence of socio-political considerations and dynamics within family. Findings: The results show that there are four distinct stages of the NV creation process in FB context. Familial socio-political considerations and dynamics greatly influence the NV creation process. These considerations and dynamics vary according to the socio-political clout enjoyed by the proposer. Leadership�s predisposition to the proposer and the proposer�s socio-political clout in the family determine whether an NV proposal leads to venture creation. Research limitations/implications: The study extends NV creation literature by suggesting that in addition to the economic rationale, socio-political considerations play a critical role in venture creation decisions. Future research can validate the findings with quantitative analysis. Practical implications: FB members must garner strong socio-political support for their NV proposal. FB leaders must ensure that their NV proposal evaluation and resource allocation decisions are not unduly influenced by the proposer�s socio-political clout. Originality/value: The study views the NV creation process in FB context from the lens of familial forces at play. It identifies four distinct stages of the NV creation process and examines the role played by familial socio-political considerations and dynamics during each stage. � 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited.
Description: Bhatnagar, Navneet, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India; Ramachandran, Kavil, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India; Ray, Sougata, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
ISSN/ISBN - 20595794
DOI - 10.1108/CCSM-06-2017-0075
Appears in Collections:Strategic Management

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