Family firm succession in tourism and hospitality: an ethnographic case study approach

KALLMUENZER, Andreas, TAJEDDINI, Kayhan, GAMAGE, Thilini Chaturika, LORENZO, Daniel, ROJAS, Alvaro and SCHALLNER, Michael Josef Alfred (2021). Family firm succession in tourism and hospitality: an ethnographic case study approach. Journal of Family Business Management.

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    Abstract

    Purpose – Grounded in stewardship theory, this study explores the motives, actions and meanings of multiple stakeholders involved in an inter-family hospitality family firm succession. Design/methodology/approach – A longitudinal, ethnographic case study approach collects data from 15 in-depth interviews, one year of observation and a one-month on-site internship. Findings – Results show that a well-defined succession plan and the active involvement of the successor/s in the succession process would foster a strong stewardship commitment to the family business. Moreover, a clear and open communication strategy is required to strategically manage rivalry and competition among potential successors during an inter-family succession. Originality/value – The succession process of family firms remains an intensely discussed phenomenon, and despite its importance to the tourism and hospitality industry, the intersection between tourism and hospitality and family business literature is sparse. Notably, the tourism and hospitality literature lacks a multiple stakeholder perspective to holistically capture the motives, actions and meanings of numerous stakeholders involved in an inter-family succession.

    Item Type: Article
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-07-2021-0072
    Depositing User: Justine Gavin
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2021 11:06
    Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 11:15
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29105

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