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Family business definition: A matter of concern or a matter of convenience?

Al-Dubai, Shehabaddin Abdullah A. and Ku Ismail, Ku Nor Izah and Amran, Noor Afza (2014) Family business definition: A matter of concern or a matter of convenience? Corporate Ownership & Control, 11 (2). pp. 274-280. ISSN 1727 - 9232

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This paper attempts to examine the impact of adopting multiple family ownership cut-offs in defining family businesses, family ownership measurements, and conducting differen types of analyses.For achieving this goal we have focus on the relationship between family ownership and firm performance (ROA) in the context of emerging market (Saudi Arabia), controlling for firm's debt, age, size and industry sectors, with three family ownership cut-offs: 5%,10% and 20% and two types of family ownership measures (ratio and dummy), we fond that the relationship between the two variables is consistent despite of the level of family ownership cut-off, analysis type, and measurement.This indicates that family business definition is not a matter of concern for researchers, but rather a matter of convenience.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: volume 11, Issue 2, 2014, Continued-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family Business, Family Ownership, Emerging Markets
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ku Nor Izah Ku Ismail
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 01:49
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 06:22
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12547

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