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Strategic Orientations and Their Effects on Firm Performance in Turkish Family Owned Firms

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  • Erkut Altindag

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    (Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey)

  • Cemal Zehir

    ()
    (Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey)

  • A. Zafer Acar

    ()
    (Okan University, Turkey)

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    Abstract

    In this day and age, family based companies need more flexible and faster organization structures to respond effectively to the customers’ growing various type of needs in the dynamic markets. Family owned firms use more strategic tools to increase their firm performance. These tools include some strategic orientations as customer, innovation, entrepreneurship, and learning orientations. This new concept requires new strategic alternatives for the companies. This study tries to explore the relationship between effects of strategic orientations levels on firm performance and the family firms in Turkey. As total of 280 questionnaires are collected from the managers whom have key roles in the organizational structure in different scaled family owned firms. After the findings are examined by data reliability and exploring factor analyses, regression analyses are used for evaluating the relations between the dimensions. Consequently, it is presented the positive effects of strategic orientations on the qualitative and quantitative performance of family firms. In the conclusion section, various suggestions are offered for academicians and managers.

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    Article provided by Eurasia Business and Economics Society in its journal Eurasian Business Review.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
    Pages: 18-36

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    Handle: RePEc:ebz:ebrjrn:v:1:y:2011:i:1:p:18-36

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    Keywords: Family-owned firms; strategic orientations; firm performance; empirical study;

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    1. Quatraro, Francesco & Vivarelli, Marco, 2013. "Drivers of Entrepreneurship and Post-Entry Performance of Newborn Firms in Developing Countries," IZA Discussion Papers 7436, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Francesco Quatraro & Marco Vivarelli, 2013. "Entry and Post-Entry Dynamics in Developing Countries," GREDEG Working Papers 2013-20, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
    3. Vivarelli, Marco, 2014. "Structural Change and Innovation as Exit Strategies from the Middle Income Trap," IZA Discussion Papers 8148, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. Vivarelli, Marco, 2012. "Drivers of entrepreneurship and post-entry performance : microeconomic evidence from advanced and developing countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6245, The World Bank.
    5. Quatraro, Francesco & Vivarelli, Marco, 2013. "Entrepreneurship In A Developing Country Context," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio 201314, University of Turin.
    6. Marco Vivarelli, 2012. "Entrepreneurship and Post-Entry Performance: the Microeconomic Evidence," DISCE - Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali dises1286, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimenti e Istituti di Scienze Economiche (DISCE).

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