Quotation Frank, Hermann, Keßler, Alexander, Rusch, Thomas, Süss-Reyes, Julia, Weismeier-Sammer, Daniela. 2017. Capturing the Familiness of Family Businesses: Development of the Family Influence Familiness Scale (FIFS). Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice (ET&P), 41, (5), 709-742.


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This article develops a familiness scale measuring the family influence on the business via decision premises that express familiness. In three studies, we examine familiness with qualitative and quantitative approaches based on new systems theory. Narrative interviews are employed to generate items. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses led to a multidimensional scale (Family Influence Familiness Scale [FIFS]) comprising six dimensions: (1) ownership, management, and control; (2) proficiency level of active family members; (3) sharing of information between active family members; (4) transgenerational orientation; (5) familyemployee bond; and (6) family business identity. Results indicate high reliability and validity levels.

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  • Familiness
  • Family business
  • Family influence
  • scale development

Publication's profile

Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice (ET&P)
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A, STRAT-A, WH-A
Language English
Title Capturing the Familiness of Family Businesses: Development of the Family Influence Familiness Scale (FIFS)
Volume 41
Number 5
Year 2017
Page from 709
Page to 742
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12229
Open Access N

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Projects
Familiness in family businesses
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Frank, Hermann (Details)
Keßler, Alexander (Details)
Rusch, Thomas (Details)
Süss-Reyes, Julia (Details)
Weismeier-Sammer, Daniela (Former researcher)
Organization
Research Institute for Family Business FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
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