Emotions in family firms

Brundin, Ethel and Härtel, Charmine E. J. (2014). Emotions in family firms. In Leif Melin, Mattias Nordqvist and Pramodita Sharma (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Family Business (pp. 529-548) London, UK: Sage Publications. doi:10.4135/9781446247556.n27

Author Brundin, Ethel
Härtel, Charmine E. J.
Title of chapter Emotions in family firms
Title of book The SAGE Handbook of Family Business
Place of Publication London, UK
Publisher Sage Publications
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.4135/9781446247556.n27
Year available 2013
ISBN 9780857023636
Editor Leif Melin
Mattias Nordqvist
Pramodita Sharma
Chapter number 27
Start page 529
End page 548
Total pages 20
Total chapters 35
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Emotion dimensions pervade the full spectrum of human behavior and interaction, and the organizational arena is no exception. In recognition of this, research on emotions in organizational settings has been developing fast with an upsurge of academic interest in the subject (Härtel et al., 2011). Despite the increase over the last decade in the knowledge base about the role of emotions in work settings, little attention has been given to the family business context. This is especially surprising given the family business’ specific characteristics and intertwinement of the two systems of the family and the firm (Astrachan and Jaskiewicz, 2008) giving room for a lot of emotions. Or, as Fletcher (2000: 164) argues, ‘the interpersonal linkages, emotional bondings and affectionate ties that characterize all firms are possibly more complex and embedded in family firms’. In this chapter, we introduce the emotional organization view of family business, providing deeper insight into the role of emotions in family firms and pointing to an increasing number of studies that show that emotions play an important role in the running of a business.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Online Pub. Date: November 26, 2013

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