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Human capital in family businesses: Focusing on the individual level


Human capital in family businesses: Focusing on the individual level

Dawson, Alexandra (2012) Human capital in family businesses: Focusing on the individual level. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 3 (1). pp. 3-11. ISSN 18778585

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2011.12.001


This article focuses on the construct of human capital in family businesses. It makes three key contributions. First, it furthers our understanding of human capital in family businesses by identifying the underlying dimensions of human capital, involving not only knowledge, skills and abilities but also individual attitudes and motivation. Second, the article puts forward the conditions under which family businesses can achieve and sustain over time an alignment of interests between individual human capital and organizational goals. These conditions will vary depending on whether the external environment is static or dynamic. Third, the article heeds the call, shared by strategic management scholars, to focus on the individual level as well as on the (predominant) group- and organizational-level constructs.

Divisions:Concordia University > John Molson School of Business > Marketing
Item Type:Article
Authors:Dawson, Alexandra
Journal or Publication:Journal of Family Business Strategy
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1016/j.jfbs.2011.12.001
Keywords:Family business; human capital; Interest alignment
ID Code:973655
Deposited On:13 Mar 2012 20:57
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:36
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