May 07, 2021
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Early Release: June 2021 Issue of FBR
May 07, 2021
May 07, 2021

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The Psychological Foundations of Management in Family Firms: Emotions, memories, and experiences
Ronald H. Humphrey, Alfredo De Massis, Ronald F. Piccolo, Pasquale Massimo Picone, and Yi Tang
In the March 2021 special issue of the Family Business Review, Picone et al. (2021) proposed a conceptual framework for the psychological foundations of management in family business, examining how the values, biases, and heuristics of family firm actors affect strategic decision-making and family firm outcomes. Drawing on this framework, the June 2021 editorial authors examine emotions, memories, and experiences in family firms, disentangling “what we know” from “what we should know,” and offering some relevant questions to advance the field.
Ronald H. Humphrey headshot
Ronald H. Humphrey
Lancaster University
Alfredo De Massis headshot
Alfredo De Massis
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Ronald F. Piccolo headshot
Ronald F. Piccolo
University of Central Florida
Pasquale Massimo Picone headshot
Pasquale Massimo Picone
University of Palermo
Yi Tang headshot
Yi Tang
University of Hong Kong
From Intention to Trust to Behavioral Trust: Trust building in family business advising
Julia K. de Groote and Alexandra Bertschi-Michel
Research Questions
  • How does the relationship between family businesses and their third-party advisors evolve during the advising process?
  • How do advisors become trusted advisors?
  • How does trust evolve over the relationship building process and what roles do cognitive and affective mechanisms (e.g., breaches of trust) play in trust-building?
Julia K. DeGroote headshot
Julia K. DeGroote
WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management
Alexandra Bertschi-Michel headshot
Alexandra Bertschi-Michel
University of Bern
Family Business Succession: What’s motivation got to do with it?
Marylène Gagné, Connor Marwick, Stéphanie Brun de Pontet, and Carsten Wrosch
Research Questions
  • What is the role of successor motivation in family business succession?
  • How can incumbent leaders help motivate successors to take over the family business?
  • Does trust in the successor play a role in preparing and supporting successor preparation?
Marylène Gagné headshot
Marylène Gagné
Curtin University
Connor Marwick headshot
Connor Marwick
Stéphanie Brun de Pontet headshot
Stéphanie Brun de Pontet
The Family Business Consulting Group
Carsten Wrosch headshot
Carsten Wrosch
Concordia University
Marylène Gagné headshot
Marylène Gagné
Curtin University
Connor Marwick headshot
Connor Marwick
Stéphanie Brun de Pontet headshot
Stéphanie Brun de Pontet
The Family Business Consulting Group
Carsten Wrosch headshot
Carsten Wrosch
Concordia University
Does Knowing “Who Knows What” Matter for Family Firm Innovation? Insights from transactive memory system theory
Kristen Madison, Joshua J. Daspit, and Emily Garrigues Marett
Research Questions
  • What new insights about family firm innovation can be gained by using a microfoundational perspective and theory from the field of cognitive psychology?
  • Why is the family firm’s collective knowledge structure important, and how is it impacted by organizational communication?
  • How does cognitive functioning differ among family and nonfamily employees?
  • How can dispersion modeling be used in family firm research?
Kristen Madison headshot
Kristen Madison
Oklahoma State University
Josh Daspit headshot
Joshua J. Daspit
Texas State University
Emily Garrigues Marett headshot
Emily Garrigues Marett
Mississippi State University
Moral Emotions in Family Businesses: Exploring vicarious guilt of the next generation
Fabian Bernhard and Rania Labaki
Research Questions
  • How does the behavior of one family business generation influence the emotions of another generation?
  • Under which circumstances do family business members feel guilty for wrongdoings of their family in the past?
  • How do emotions trigger moral family business practices?
Fabian Bernhard headshot
Fabian Bernhard
EDHEC Business School
Rania Labaki headshot
Rania Labaki
EDHEC Business School
The Effects of Family Firm CEO Traditionality on Successor Choice: The moderating role of socioemotional wealth
Feifei Lu, Ho Kwong Kwan, and Zhu Zhu
Research Questions
  • How does family firm CEOs’ traditionality influence their successor choice?
  • How do different dimensions of SEW restrain or amplify the effects of family CEOs’ traditionality on successor choice?
Feifei Lu headshot
Feifei Lu
Shanghai University
University of Technology Sydney
Ho Kwong Kwan headshot
Ho Kwong Kwan
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Zhu Zhu headshot
Zhu Zhu
Montclair State University
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