Survival of a family business as a viable entity : a South African case

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dc.contributor.advisor Swanepoel, Elana en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Jadwat, Muhammad en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-04T13:46:24Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-04T13:46:24Z
dc.date.created 2016-03-30 en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.description Mini Dissertation (MBA)--University of Pretoria, 2016. en
dc.description.abstract The study highlights the determinants of continuity and viability for a South African family owned firm across three generations. Family firms contribute significantly to the South African and global economy, and are therefore an area of interest for family firms and academics alike. For the purposes of this study, continuity means the existence and transfer of ownership of the firm across generations, while viability means profitability. The primary objective of this study is to explore the purported determinants of continuity and viability of the firm and to determine the impact these factors has on the continuity and viability of the firm. Ideals is firm that has successfully transitioned across three generations as a viable entity. The target population for this study was family members who are employed in the firm as well as all non-family employees of the firm. A total of six open ended interviews were held and a total of 62 individual surveys were returned from 146 employee surveys sent out. The interview data collected was subjected to qualitative data analysis methods including content analysis, narrative enquiry, constant comparative and triangulation. The employee survey data was subjected to statistical analysis. The findings of this study shows a positive effect of governance practices, long term vision, sound value system, calculated risk taking and strategic and succession planning activities on the continuity and viability of the firm. en
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dc.description.degree MBA en
dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en
dc.description.librarian sn2016 en
dc.identifier.citation Jadwat, M 2016, Survival of a family business as a viable entity : a South African case, MBA Mini-dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52411> en
dc.identifier.other GIBS en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52411
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject UCTD en
dc.title Survival of a family business as a viable entity : a South African case en
dc.type Mini Dissertation en


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