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Entrepreneurial orientation in family firms: the moderating role of technological intensity and performance

Lucía Garcés-Galdeano (), Martín Larraza-Kintana (), Carmen García-Olaverri () and Marianna Makri ()
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Lucía Garcés-Galdeano: Universidad Pública de Navarra Campus de Arrosadía
Martín Larraza-Kintana: Universidad Pública de Navarra Campus de Arrosadía
Carmen García-Olaverri: Universidad Pública de Navarra Campus de Arrosadía
Marianna Makri: University of Miami

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2016, vol. 12, issue 1, No 2, 27-45

Abstract: Abstract This paper examines how socio-emotional factors can influence family firms’ commitment to entrepreneurially- oriented activities, and how their level of commitment is moderated by the technological intensity of the sector and firm performance. We find that, while family firms are less entrepreneurially-oriented than non-family firms, this gap closes with increasing technological intensity of the sector. We find no evidence, however, to suggest any change in entrepreneurial orientation in family firms resulting from a drop in firm performance.

Keywords: Family firm; Entrepreneurial orientation; Spanish firms; SEW (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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