Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/60329
Authors: 
Merino, Fernando
Monreal-Pérez, Joaquín
Sánchez-Marín, Gregorio
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1770
Abstract: 
This paper studies the determinants of the export activity of family SMEs, disentangling the three main dimensions that comprise the concept of familiness: power, experience, and culture. The results, using the F-PEC scale over a sample of 500 Spanish SMEs, show that this approach identifies the determinants that explain the export activity of family SMEs better than a simple dichotomous approach. Specifically, we find that the expertise transmitted from different generations and the family culture orientation to the firm positively affect the international activities of family SMEs; however, the composition of the firm control-management does not have any significant influence on internationalization.
Subjects: 
Family SMEs
Export activity
Familiness
Spanish firms
F-PEC scale
JEL: 
D22
M16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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