19. The Governance of Family Firms

  1. H. Kent Baker and
  2. Ronald Anderson
  1. Morten Bennedsen1,
  2. Francisco Perez Gonzalez2 and
  3. Daniel Wolfenzon3

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118258439.ch19

Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice

Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice

How to Cite

Bennedsen, M., Gonzalez, F. P. and Wolfenzon, D. (2010) The Governance of Family Firms, in Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice (eds H. K. Baker and R. Anderson), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118258439.ch19

Author Information

  1. 1

    Andre and Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor in Family Enterprise and Professor of Economics, INSEAD

  2. 2

    Assistant Professor of Finance, Stanford University and Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

  3. 3

    Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia University and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470499139

Online ISBN: 9781118258439

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Keywords:

  • corporate governance;
  • market economy;
  • performancedistribution;
  • productivity gap;
  • inheritance regulation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Why Family Firms?

  • What Is a Family Firm?

  • Ownership and Control: Family and Nonfamily Blockholders

  • Inside the Family Firm: Family Influence and Intergenerational Issues

  • Family Firms and Research Design

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • Discussion Questions

  • About the Authors