A Cross-National Investigation of First-Generation, Second-Generation, and Third-Generation Family Businesses: A Four Country Anova Comparison

  • Matthew C. Sonfield Hofstra University
  • Robert N. Lussier Springfield College
  • Sanj Pfeifer University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer Osijek, Croatia
  • S. Manikutty Indian Institute of Management, India
  • Loic Maherault Ecole de Management, Lyon, France
  • Louis Verdier Ecole de Management, Lyon, France

Abstract

This study compared first, second, and third-generation family businesses in the United States, Croatia, France, and India - countries with significant differences in cultures, economies, levels of entrepreneurial activity, and family business demographics. Contrary to much of the existing literature, the results indicate that owner-managers of all three generational categories of family businesses, in all four countries, generally shared the same managerial characteristics and practices. Implications for theory development and further research are presented.
Published
Jan 20, 2005
How to Cite
SONFIELD, Matthew C. et al. A Cross-National Investigation of First-Generation, Second-Generation, and Third-Generation Family Businesses: A Four Country Anova Comparison. Journal of Small Business Strategy, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 1, p. 9-26, jan. 2005. ISSN 2380-1751. Available at: <http://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/34>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017.
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