Perceived Parental Care and Next-Generation Family Members' Succession Intentions: The Sequential-Mediating Role of General Self-Efficacy and Perceived Person-Job Fit

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Abstract

Whereas the existing literature on the relationship between parental behavior and family business succession mainly focuses on parental behavior in the business domain, we highlight the importance of parental behavior in the family domain. Integrating attachment theory, the family business succession literature, and person-job fit literature, our study proposes a theoretical framework hypothesizing that general self-efficacy and perceived person-job fit mediate the association between perceived parental care (an underrepresented family-domain-specific parental behavior) and next-generation family members' succession intentions. This framework is tested by data from two surveys and further verified by qualitative interviews of next-generation family members. Multivariate analysis results suggest that next-generation family members' general self-efficacy and perceived person-job fit played a sequential-mediating role in the relationship between perceived parental care and next-generation family members' succession intentions. Our interviews not only confirm these results but also reveal new insights, particularly into the specific Chinese context in the study of family business succession.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-357
Number of pages39
JournalManagement and Organization Review
Volume18
Issue number2
Early online date9 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Chinese context
  • general self-efficacy
  • perceived parental care
  • person-job fit
  • succession intention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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