The paper adopt multiple and longitudinal case study research to explore the connections between firm growth and stakeholder management. Through the analysis of five family-owned firms that reached and maintained a leadership position in their respective industries or segments over a long time period, we develop a model showing that outperforming competitors adopt (i) an idiosyncratic growth behaviour and (ii) a hierarchical, dynamic stakeholder management, that are embedded in the leaders’ view of the firm wellbeing as an overarching goal. This article contributes to advancing theory on the strategic management vs. ethics debate and can be a useful guide for managers who are interested in reflecting on goals, values, and beliefs underlying their firm’s growth behaviour.

Minoja, M., Lionzo, A., Lassini, U., How stakeholder management fosters firm growth behaviour: emerging patterns from family firms that outperform competitors, Paper, in The firm's role in the economy. Does a growth-oriented business model exist?, (Lecce, 19-21 September 2013), Cacucci, BARI -- ITA 2013:Il ruolo dell’azienda nell’eco 1-30. 10.978.886611/2945 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/66878]

How stakeholder management fosters firm growth behaviour: emerging patterns from family firms that outperform competitors

Minoja, Mario;Lionzo, Andrea;Lassini, Ugo
2013

Abstract

The paper adopt multiple and longitudinal case study research to explore the connections between firm growth and stakeholder management. Through the analysis of five family-owned firms that reached and maintained a leadership position in their respective industries or segments over a long time period, we develop a model showing that outperforming competitors adopt (i) an idiosyncratic growth behaviour and (ii) a hierarchical, dynamic stakeholder management, that are embedded in the leaders’ view of the firm wellbeing as an overarching goal. This article contributes to advancing theory on the strategic management vs. ethics debate and can be a useful guide for managers who are interested in reflecting on goals, values, and beliefs underlying their firm’s growth behaviour.
Inglese
The firm's role in the economy. Does a growth-oriented business model exist?
The firm's role in the economy. Does a growth-orientedIl ruolo dell’azienda nell’economia Esiste un modello aziendale orientato alla crescita?
Lecce
Paper
19-set-2013
21-set-2013
9788866112945
Cacucci
Minoja, M., Lionzo, A., Lassini, U., How stakeholder management fosters firm growth behaviour: emerging patterns from family firms that outperform competitors, Paper, in The firm's role in the economy. Does a growth-oriented business model exist?, (Lecce, 19-21 September 2013), Cacucci, BARI -- ITA 2013:Il ruolo dell’azienda nell’eco 1-30. 10.978.886611/2945 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/66878]
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