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Family Business

A company in which one person or a group of related persons is the controlling shareholder. The term connotes a small business, but some family businesses are large, publicly-traded corporations. In the latter case, family members often serve on the board of directors and may appoint some of their number to major executive positions.
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Family ownership (FOWN), board independence (IND), board size (BSIZE), firm size (FSIZE), firm age (AGE), and the extent of diversification pursued by the firm (NSEG) were as previously defined, and YEAR was a vector of dummy variables representing the years 2004 to 2014.
This study focuses on family ownership where the interaction of business strategy and agency cost can influence financial performance.
Family owned firms represent those firms having 50% or more family ownership. Family controlled firms represent those firms whose ultimate control is with a family.
Second, we not only compare family with non-family firms but also disentangle the incentive and entrenchment effects of family ownership by including nonlinearity in our models.
Therefore, an exploratory study is important on the SMEs to investigate the relationship between family ownership, foreign ownership, outside board of directors, firm performance and innovation variables in developing countries.
Surprisingly, family firms spent less on research and development (we observed a negative relationship between family ownership and R&D input) but were significantly more efficient with what they did invest in this area, when measuring R&D spending against patent output.
* There is a significant relationship between family ownership and financial information transparency level of firms.
The authors study the work habits of 356 CEOs in the Indian manufacturing sector, where family ownership is common and productivity among firms varies markedly.
Persistent family ownership represents a long-term loyalty to influence the firm.
Roughly four months later BDP again reiterated that a sale is not in the works, with the company saying in August it has reached a decision to retain full family ownership of the company.
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