The succession decision in Chinese–Australian family businesses : an exploratory study

Ye, Jing, Parris, Melissa A. and Waddell, Dianne 2013, The succession decision in Chinese–Australian family businesses : an exploratory study, Small enterprise research, vol. 20, pp. 110-125.

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Title The succession decision in Chinese–Australian family businesses : an exploratory study
Author(s) Ye, Jing
Parris, Melissa A.ORCID iD for Parris, Melissa A.
Waddell, Dianne
Journal name Small enterprise research
Volume number 20
Start page 110
End page 125
Total pages 18
Publisher eContent Management
Place of publication Waikato, New Zealand
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1321-5906
Keyword(s) decision making
ethnic family businesses
Summary This article explores the factors used to make succession choices as ethnic Chinese family business founders integrate into their host country, Australia. An empirical study of six Chinese–Australian family businesses was used to analyse what factors influence the succession decision-making process. Results show three broad factors influenced the founders’ decisions, including the aspirations and visions of the business founders, cultural and individual values shaped in the integration process, and the options that are available for succession. Findings challenge the anticipated option of intergenerational succession, with its emphasis on family-oriented collectivistic values as expectations. It provides future support for considering how the cultural value orientation (collectivistic, individualistic, or transitional) has impacted on the founder’s succession choices. Further research is required to understand how the flexible, changing, situational founder’s succession intentions are manifested among family businesses in cultural transition.
Language eng
Field of Research 150314 Small Business Management
Socio Economic Objective 940502 Professions and Professionalisation
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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