New STEP article: The Generational Change in Family Businesses…

New STEP article: The Generational Change in Family Businesses…

August 10, 2017

We are happy to share the STEP Project’s most recent article based on STEP data titled: The Generational Change in Family Businesses: Comparative Analysis between Italy and Peru published in the Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business; Volume 2, Number 2, 160-190, July-December 2017.

Co-authors César Cáceres Dagnino, Universidad de Piura (Peru) and Enrico Pinna, Università degli Studi di Cagliari (Italy) have written this paper to understand how family firms in Italy and Peru prepare for generational change, by comparing three companies from each of these countries. After a theoretical analysis, having examined and compared the literature to define the family business, the business family and the generational change, an empirical analysis has been made using a quantitative survey (STEP 2013-2014) and its model, which makes a revision of a set of constructs, to identify if there is transgenerational potential in the business families. From the comparison of the six companies it appears that, contrary to what was initially thought, there are no such relevant differences. They are only diverse approaches to different problems of the same phenomenon. It is concluded that the six companies have an adequate transgenerational potential and are ready for a successful generational change.

To access the full-article, please click this link: http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/JESB/article/view/j033 .