Family firms and innovation: a revisit to SEW perspective

Arpita Agnihotri, Saurabh Bhattacharya

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Extant literature on innovation in family firms has generated mixed results regarding the preference of family firms for innovation. By integrating literature on family ownership and management, we propose an inverted U-shaped relationship between family firm ownership concentration and innovation. Our Poisson regression-based model on a sample of 532 family firms from India for ten years shows that family ownership concentration follows an inverted U-shaped relationship with innovation. Our findings further suggest that the family CEO moderates this inverted U-shaped relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1898-1910
Number of pages13
JournalTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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