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2013-07-26 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 10 page(s)

Bauweraerts Jonathan , "How Do Private Family Firms Face the Crisis? Empirical Evidence from Belgium." in International Business Research, 6, 8, 91-101

  • Codes CREF : Management (DI4360)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Comptabilité et gestion (W711)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Développement Humain et des Organisations (HumanOrg)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Whereas listed family firms have already received great attention concerning the effect of the crisis on performance, few studies focus on private family firms acting in a hostile environment. This paper tries to fill this gap by investigating how the financial and economic crises affect the relationship between family involvement and performance. This research is led on the Belgian market and based on panel data collected on the period 2002-2011. Multiple regression analysis and Heckman two-steps method show that private family firms exhibit greater performance during the crisis. These results seem to confirm that family involvement enhances potential of resilience in private firms so that they outperform their non-family peers during periods of crisis.