Family Business Dynamics

Family Business Dynamics

A Role and Identity Based Perspective

Annika Hall

This engaging book reveals how and why family relations influence the dynamics of family owned businesses. The author examines the relevance of role and identity to the strategic development and the succession process of family businesses. She explores the individual and organisational implications of these roles and identities at different stages in the family and business life cycles.

About the author

Annika Hall

Subjects: business and management, family business, organisation studies

Extract

Annika Hall, Ph.D., is senior research fellow at the Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO) at Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. Her main research interest is in the mutual influence of organisation and individual(s) in the context of the family firm. Her research focuses on how human motives and needs (i.e. values, relations, roles, identities) influence the interactions between individuals and, hence, organisational outcomes. She publishes her work in edited books and journals, and presents her work at international conferences. Hall has been awarded the Alden G. Lank award for best paper at the FBN 2002 world conference, the Family Firm Institute’s award for best doctoral dissertation 2004 and the Family Firm Institute’s award for best (co-authored) unpublished research paper 2005. Together with colleagues at CeFEO she develops and teaches executive education programs and seminars on ownership and leadership succession and governance in family firms. She has been a guest teacher at several European universities and business schools. Annika Hall is also an appreciated adviser and speaker to family firms. viii HALL 9781845428303 PRINT.indd viii 12/06/2012 15:19