Fiduciaries and Family Firms: Integrating the Logics of Commerce and Family

Brooke Harrington, Vanessa M. Strike

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Abstrakt

Drawing on an 8-year ethnographic study, we analyze 65 interviews with family firm fiduciaries in 18 countries to examine the fiduciary’s role in re-integrating the logics of family and commerce within family firms. Our data identifies two sets of tasks that fiduciaries perform where competing institutional logics are beginning to dis-integrate: rationalization and stabilization. Our findings contribute to family business scholarship by showing that fiduciaries can play the integrative “man in the middle” role, integrating competing sets of assumptions, cognitions, emotions and practices into a functional whole. Moreover, we contribute to literature on institutional logics by mapping out how fiduciaries are able to straddle multiple logics – particularly those of commerce and family – allowing firms to remain robust in the face of change, particularly in leadership.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
RedaktørerGuclu Atinc
Antal sider6
UdgivelsesstedBriar Cliff Manor, NY
ForlagAcademy of Management
Publikationsdato2018
Artikelnummer18
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018: Improving Lives - Chicago, USA
Varighed: 10 aug. 201814 aug. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 78
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Konference

KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018
Nummer78
LandUSA
ByChicago
Periode10/08/201814/08/2018
Internetadresse
NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings
ISSN2151-6561

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