Family influence and SME performance under conditions of firm size and age

@inproceedings{Lwango2017FamilyIA,
  title={Family influence and SME performance under conditions of firm size and age},
  author={Albert Birhashirwa Rwibunza Lwango and R{\'e}gis Coeurderoy and Gabriel A. Gim{\'e}nez Roche},
  year={2017}
}
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide a better assessment of the positive impact of family influence (FI) on the performance of SMEs and investigate a possible shift with firm size (FS) and age. Design/methodology/approach This study is based upon a large sample of 4,240 firms representative of small businesses operating in the USA. It focuses on active ownership, i.e. direct involvement of owners alongside employees as an important factor of FI and conducts… CONTINUE READING