A behavioral view of family firm disclosures
Conference Proceeding Article
We investigate sources of heterogeneity in governance disclosures among publicly listed family firms. Disclosures are a strategic issue as families generally prefer discretion in decision-making. Drawing from the behavioral theory of the firm we theorize that family firms’ disclosures vary depending on perceived performance. Our study of listed family firms in Singapore suggests that firms with greater negative performance-aspiration gaps are associated with better disclosures, that disclosure types matter as well as family involvement in management. Our study suggests that behavioral theory offers a novel and more fine-grained explanation for family firm heterogeneity in governance disclosures.
behavioral theory, disclosures, family firms
Business | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Strategy and Organisation
Academy of Management Proceedings: 2016 Conference, Anaheim, CA, August 5-8
Academy of Management
City or Country
YOSHIKAWA, Toru; DIELEMAN, Marleen; and GENG, Xuesong.
A behavioral view of family firm disclosures. (2016). Academy of Management Proceedings: 2016 Conference, Anaheim, CA, August 5-8. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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