Title: The influence of family ownership and involvement on Chinese family firm performance: a systematic literature review

 

Author: Hazel Melanie Ramos; William Peter Buck; Saw Leng Ong

 

Addresses:
Division of Organisational and Applied Psychology, Nottingham University Business School, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga 43500 Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia
Nottingham University Business School, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga 43500 Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia
Nottingham University Business School, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga 43500 Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia

 

Journal: Int. J. of Management Practice, 2016 Vol.9, No.4, pp.365 - 393

 

Abstract: This systematic literature review aims to examine the state of knowledge regarding Chinese family firm performance and how the Chinese context influences the family ownership and involvement and performance relationship. Based on a sample 31 empirical studies derived from a systematic review of the available literature, we found that current research into the performance of Chinese family enterprises remains limited and offers little knowledge regarding how the cultural context of China per se affects family firms ownership and governance structures. We highlight important areas for future research including the use of institutional perspectives to provide the field a more holistic understanding of the features that distinguish performance of Chinese family enterprises from other family enterprises from other parts of the world.

 

Keywords: China; family businesses; family firms; family ownership; family involvement; firm performance; literature review; governance structure.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMP.2016.079615

 

 

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