The transacting cognitions of nonfamily employees in the family businesses setting

Ronald K. Mitchell, Eric A. Morse, Pramodita Sharma

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Abstract

This paper identifies the thinking patterns necessary for nonfamily employees to work effectively within family businesses. Herein, we use transaction cognition theory (Mitchell, R.K., 2001) to systematically identify the extent of cognitive complexity experienced by nonfamily employees, and thereby highlight factors within the cognitive situation that can improve family/nonfamily compatibility and effectiveness. We conclude with a discussion of the transaction cognition theory contribution to theory building.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-551
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Business Venturing
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2003

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Family business
  • Family business systems
  • Nonfamily employees
  • Transaction cognition theory

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