A Family Dimension in SME Owner-Managers Ownership Profiles A Psychological Ownership Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Ikävalko, Markku
dc.contributor.author Pihkala, Timo
dc.contributor.author Jussila, Iiro
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T07:00:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T07:00:25Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Ikävalko, M., Pihkala, T. & Jussila, I. (2008). A Family Dimension in SME Owner-Managers Ownership Profiles : A Psychological Ownership Perspective. Electronic Journal of Family Business Studies (EJFBS), Vol. 2 (1). Retrieved from https://www.jyu.fi/jsbe/en/entrepreneurship/ejfbs
dc.identifier.issn 1796-9360
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20251
dc.description.abstract This paper introduces a contextual model of ownership that consists of social, action and object dimensions. We build on business ownership and family business literatures as well as that of the psychology of ownership to analyze small business owner-managers’ ownership profiles. In the empirical section we show that distinct ownership profiles can be identified and that those owner-managers who view their business as a family business have distinct profiles from those of non-family business owners. Our analysis shows that family business profiles include care-taking, stewardship and continuity as well as a perception of the company as a tool for achieving other valuable things in the world outside the company. Most importantly, we note that these profiles differ dramatically from the personal, extended self type of psychological ownership previously seen as the key element in family businesses. We conclude that future research should pay more attention to the sharedness and collective orientation present in family firms, including development and adoption of collective level measures in studying ownership and the related psychological states. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries Electronic Journal of Family Business Studies
dc.relation.uri https://www.jyu.fi/jsbe/en/entrepreneurship/ejfbs
dc.subject.other small business owners en
dc.subject.other family businesses en
dc.subject.other theory of psychological ownership en
dc.subject.other pienet ja keskisuuret yritykset fi
dc.subject.other omistajuus fi
dc.title A Family Dimension in SME Owner-Managers Ownership Profiles A Psychological Ownership Perspective en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-200906041671

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