Family Business Members' Narrative Perceptions: Values, Succession, and Commitment

  title={Family Business Members' Narrative Perceptions: Values, Succession, and Commitment},
  author={Randolph T. Barker and George W. Rimler and Evandro Moreno and Thomas E. Kaplan},
  journal={Journal of Technical Writing and Communication},
  pages={291 - 320}
The purpose of this article is to investigate the values, succession, and commitment issues found in a convenient sample of 26 family-owned businesses. An organizational commitment scale is used to determine the level of commitment of family members and its relationship to specific demographics variables. Family business stories were also developed using Narrative Paradigm Theory and then evaluated by this sample. Significant relationships were found between commitment and the variables Studied… Expand

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