Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      abduction
      family business
      imprinting
      innovation
      paradox
      tradition
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      334513 Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and Controlling Industrial Process Variables
      333994 Industrial Process Furnace and Oven Manufacturing
    • Abstract:
      Long-established family firms are endowed with a bundle of beliefs and practices that constitute their tradition. However, to remain competitive, they need to renew their products and production processes. Such forces pulling toward the past and the future, antithetically calling for continuity and change, seem paradoxical. In an abductive analysis of eight long-established family firms in Turkey, we identify four equifinal strategies to manage this paradox. Adopting a family imprinting perspective, we theorize how the long-lasting legacy of previous family generations shapes different approaches to innovation and tradition depending on the content imprinted on the current family generation. Contributing to family business, imprinting and innovation research, we identify the new construct of temporal symbiosis as a firm's simultaneous adoption of retrospective and prospective approaches to using its resources to concurrently perpetuate tradition and achieve innovation, highlighting its crucial role as a shield of the past and engine for the future. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1School of Business Administration, Altinbas University, Istanbul, Turkey
      2Faculty of Economics and Management, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
      3Lancaster University Management School, Bailrigg, Lancaster, UK
    • ISSN:
      1042-2587
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/1042258719839712
    • Accession Number:
      140402053
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ERDOGAN, I. et al. Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, [s. l.], v. 44, n. 1, p. 20–54, 2020. DOI 10.1177/1042258719839712. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=140402053. Acesso em: 25 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Erdogan I, Rondi E, De Massis A, et al. Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. 2020;44(1):20-54. doi:10.1177/1042258719839712
    • APA:
      Erdogan, I., Rondi, E., De Massis, A., Sharma, P., Chrisman, J. J., Chua, J. H., & Steier, L. P. (2020). Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 44(1), 20–54. https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258719839712
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Erdogan, Irmak, Emanuela Rondi, Alfredo De Massis, Pramodita Sharma, James J. Chrisman, Jess H. Chua, and Lloyd P. Steier. 2020. “Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective.” Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 44 (1): 20–54. doi:10.1177/1042258719839712.
    • Harvard:
      Erdogan, I. et al. (2020) ‘Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective’, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 44(1), pp. 20–54. doi: 10.1177/1042258719839712.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Erdogan, I, Rondi, E, De Massis, A, Sharma, P, Chrisman, JJ, Chua, JH & Steier, LP 2020, ‘Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective’, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 20–54, viewed 25 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Erdogan, Irmak, et al. “Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective.” Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, vol. 44, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 20–54. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/1042258719839712.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Erdogan, Irmak, Emanuela Rondi, Alfredo De Massis, Pramodita Sharma, James J. Chrisman, Jess H. Chua, and Lloyd P. Steier. “Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective.” Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 44, no. 1 (January 2020): 20–54. doi:10.1177/1042258719839712.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Erdogan I, Rondi E, De Massis A, Sharma P, Chrisman JJ, Chua JH, et al. Managing the Tradition and Innovation Paradox in Family Firms: A Family Imprinting Perspective. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice [Internet]. 2020 Jan [cited 2020 Oct 25];44(1):20–54. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=140402053