Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Impact of a family council intervention on owner knowledge and stewardship within a family business
by Dorsey, Vikki, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2015, 76; 1587810
Abstract (Summary)

This mixed-methods study examined the impact of forming a family council on family owners' knowledge, commitment, and stewardship within a single family business. Data were gathered from six of the eight owners using survey and dialogue methods. The study provided evidence that family council interventions can indeed provide opportunities for family members to address unresolved family tensions and empower owners to work together productively. The intervention (a) helped members establish a strong foundation for future operation of the family council, (b) engendered greater family member engagement and stewardship, (c) created conditions for acknowledging and discussing family strengths and tensions, and (d) motivated members to take initiative moving forward. Longitudinal mixed-methods research using larger samples of multiple companies and larger ownership groups with varied levels of participation are recommended to extend these findings.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lacey, Miriam Y.
Commitee: Rhodes, Kent
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Business administration, Individual & family studies, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Consulting, Family business, Family council, Mixed-methods research, Non-employee owners, Stewardship
Publication Number: 1587810
ISBN: 9781321721478
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