The war of the worlds? – A passing and taking of succession in Hungarian family businesses

Heidrich Balázs and Csákné Filep Judit and Mosolygó-Kiss Ágnes (2018) The war of the worlds? – A passing and taking of succession in Hungarian family businesses. Prosperitas, 5 (3). pp. 8-23. ISSN 2064-759X

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The paper aims to analyse the succession process of Hungarian family businesses with a new, dyadic approach, examining both the founders’ and the successors’ (i. e. children of founders in these cases) point of view. The study focuses on two major notions: paternalistic leadership and the successors’ human capital. Following the summary of the results of two empirical research conducted at Budapest Business School, the paper highlights the relation between paternalistic leadership style of the founder and professional readiness/human capital of the successor in the context of the multigenerational Hungarian family businesses. Our research identified three dimensions connected to the readiness of the incumbents to successfully hand over the family business that could be examined during the process of takeover, and these are: successors’ human capital, socio-emotional wealth transfer and successors’ potential. The paper gives an overview of paternalistic leadership and analyses the aspects of successors’ human capital.

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Item Type: Article
CreatorsORCIDMTMT szerző azonosító
Heidrich Balázs10003003
Csákné Filep Judit10033864
Mosolygó-Kiss Ágnes10034439
Uncontrolled Keywords: family business, succession, paternalism, successor’s human capital
Depositing User: Eszenyi-Bakos Kinga
Identification Number: 30612617
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Date Deposited: 2019. Sep. 23. 09:52
Last Modified: 2023. Mar. 20. 09:05

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