Family Owned Business Succession and Governance: a multiple case study in Brazil

Autores

  • Leonardo Roth Universidade de Caxias do Sul
  • Maria Clara Heinz Tissot Universidade de Caxias do Sul
  • Roberto Birch Gonçalves Universidade de Caxias do Sul

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8077.2017v19n48p96

Resumo

One of the main threats to the continuity of family owned business is the poor management of the succession process between generations of the family. This risk factor can be avoided when the process works properly and can also become a renewal and strengthening tool for organizations. The aim of this study is to evaluate the different factors that trigger the succession, as well as the various ways in which companies act and react to the process and the succession’s turbulence. The methodology used was a qualitative study of multiple cases in four representatives family owned organizations in south of Brazil. These families are going, either have passed or have chosen not to go through generational succession processes. The results show the process can be an opportunity to improve the company’s management. Moreover, it shows that there is no single model to follow, but good practices that can be applied to each case.

Biografia do Autor

Leonardo Roth, Universidade de Caxias do Sul

Graduado em administração de empresas pela Universidade de Caxias do Sul. Mestre em Administração pela Universidade de Caxias do Sul. Professor da Universidade de Caxias do Sul, e gestor responsável pelo setor de protocolo acadêmico.

Maria Clara Heinz Tissot, Universidade de Caxias do Sul

Graduada em bacharelado em administração de empresas pela Universidade de Caxias do Sul. Gerente de marketing do Hotel Alpestre (Gramado).

Roberto Birch Gonçalves, Universidade de Caxias do Sul

Prof. Roberto Birch Gonçalves Universidade de Caxias do Sul - UCS Doutor em Administração – UFRGS Diretor do Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas e Sociais Coordenador do curso de Comercio Exterior Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas, 1130 - CEP 95070-560 Caxias do Sul - RS - Brasil - Telefone/Telefax: (54) 3218-2728 www.ucs.br

Publicado

2017-08-30

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