Corporate governance codes: How to deal with the bright and dark sides of family influence

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This study examined how corporate governance codes specific to private family firms encourage the bright side and restrict the dark side of family influence. Moreover, it investigated whether these codes foster agency or stewardship tendencies of the family’s involvement in the business. The results of this qualitative research study revealed that the eight analyzed codes are not consistent in their recommendations and focus on different aspects of family influence. Nevertheless, some common recommendations could be identified-for instance, the relevance of family governance mechanisms to avoid conflicts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Heterogeneity among Family Firms
EditorsEsra Memili, Clay Dibrell
Number of pages35
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date01.01.2019
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-77675-0, 978-3-030-08510-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-77676-7
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2019

    Research areas

  • Corporate governance codes, Family businesses, Family governance, Family influence
  • Management studies