Does intergenerational leadership hinder the realization of innovation potential? A resource orchestration perspective

Yong Wang*, Ahmad Beltagui

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Abstract

This study examines the impact of intergenerational leadership on innovative capability and business performance. Applying a resource orchestration perspective to data from 531 family businesses in China, the results suggest that innovative capability is positively related to growth performance of family businesses. Furthermore, family businesses in solo control by one generation demonstrate a higher positive relationship between innovative capability and performance than those jointly controlled by two generations. This suggests that intergenerational leadership hampers the realization of the potential of innovation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Small Business Management
Early online date12 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Family business
  • innovative capability
  • intergenerational leadership
  • performance
  • single child policy

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