Title: Bonding family social capital and firm performance

Authors: Juha Kansikas; Linda Murphy

Addresses: University of Jyväskylä, School of Business and Economics, P.O. Box 35 40014 JyU, Finland. ' Department of Management and Marketing, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Abstract: This study aims to empirically investigate the effect of bonding family social capital on financial firm performance. The data collection mechanism was a survey sent to all Finnish large and medium-sized FBs (staff >50) in the spring of 2008. In total, 167 questionnaires were collected indicating a response rate of 22.3%. The results are based on structural equation modelling. The results suggest that bonding family social capital has both a direct and indirect positive influence on family firm financial performance.

Keywords: family business; family social capital; bonding; financial performance; family firms; firm performance; Finland; structural equation modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2011.043474

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2011 Vol.14 No.4, pp.533 - 550

Available online: 01 Nov 2011 *

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