Can family firms nurture socioemotional wealth in the aftermath of Covid-19? Implications for research and practice

Shainaz Firfiray, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia

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Abstract

Family firms are the most prevalent form of economic organization in the world but despite their reputation for resilience and agility, many of them are facing enormous challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In this essay, we examine how the pressures to respond to this health emergency are impacting the ability of family firms to preserve their socioemotional wealth (SEW). In addition, we also provide implications for family business research in a post Covid world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalBRQ Business Research Quarterly
Early online date15 Apr 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • family firms
  • socioemotional wealth (SEW)
  • Covid-19
  • pandemic
  • crisis

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