Drivers of Proactive Environmental Strategy in Family Firms

Business Ethics Quarterly 21 (2):309-334 (2011)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

ABSTRACT:Globally, family firms are the dominant organizational form. Family involvement in business and unique family dynamics impacts organizational strategy and performance. However, family control of business has rarely been adopted as a discriminating variable in the organizations and the natural environment (ONE) research field. Drawing on the theory of planned behavior we develop a conceptual framework of the drivers of proactive environmental strategy (PES) in family firms. We argue that family involvement in business influences the attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control of a firm’s dominant coalition. Together these factors determine the extent of the dominant coalition’s intentions to undertake PES. Further, family firms with lower levels of relationship conflict within the controlling family will be more successful in translating the dominant coalition’s intentions to allocate resources for the pursuit of PES. Research implications of the theory are discussed.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,726

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Drivers of Sustainability Strategy in Family Firms.Sanjay Sharma - 2009 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 20:194-205.

Analytics

Added to PP
2011-12-01

Downloads
52 (#303,800)

6 months
11 (#349,363)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile