The special capacity of family firms to perform competently is termed ‘familiness’. The construct
familiness refers to strategic processes in family firms, based on the unique capabilities and
involvement of the family firm owners that enhance business performance. However, the culture of
familiness has to be observed cautiously with both its positive (distinctive) and negative (constrictive)
attributes. Only when distinctive familiness functions optimally, does it operate as ‘familiness capital’
(FamCap). As far as could be established, this review introduces the concept of FamCap for the first
time as the ultimate performance of familiness. It furthermore explores the unique characteristics that
could foster the cultivation of FamCap in family businesses.
Van Tonder, Barend Jacobus(University of Pretoria, 2007-12-19)
Current collective church services, where families in totality are coming together although the focus only falls on adults, do not address today’s post modern families. For this reason two tragic routes were began to be ...
Nonyana-Mokabane, Maria(University of Pretoria, 2013)
This study was influenced by the circumstances of children in need of care and protection. I conducted the study through a lens that takes the perspectives of “family life” seriously. Section 28(1)(b) of South Africa’s ...
Drawings by Sir Herbert Baker of various gables at Welmoed, which belonged to the Vanderbyl family. Two of the Cape Dutch gables combine the neoclassical and Baroque styles; the other is in the florid Baroque style.