Quotation Süss, Julia. 2014. Family governance - Literature review and the development of a conceptual model. Journal of Family Business Strategy 5 (2): 138-155.




A growing number of articles emphasise the importance of establishing an effective system of family governance, and a synthesis of the existing literature on family governance mechanisms (henceforth FGM) seems timely and relevant. Therefore, by focusing on three FGM (family meetings, family councils and family constitutions), this systematic literature review sheds light on the factors associated with family governance. Altogether, eight family governance-related factors could be identified, which were then grouped into antecedents, correlates and outcomes and consequently consolidated into a conceptual model. The findings reveal substantial heterogeneity in family governance-related topics, ambiguity regarding the causality between FGM and related factors, a disregard of theoretical considerations and an underrepresentation of qualitative research strategies in contemporary family governance research. The article concludes with an extensive discussion of potential avenues for future research.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Family Business Strategy
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-C
Language English
Title Family governance - Literature review and the development of a conceptual model
Volume 5
Number 2
Year 2014
Page from 138
Page to 155
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877858514000175


Süss-Reyes, Julia (Former researcher)
Research Institute for Family Business FI (Details)
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