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Family firms during economic recession - An investigation of the performance of public Swedish family firms during a macroeconomic downturn

Ilestedt, Rasmus LU and Damberg, Magnus (2015) FEKN90 20151
Department of Business Administration
Abstract (Swedish)
The objective of this thesis is to investigate how public Swedish family firms managed to perform during the most recent recession that started in 2008. Accounting data is combined with information regarding ownership structure to examine family firms’ performance in comparison to non-family firms. Our evidence implies that family firms perform better in terms of operating performance (return on asset) relative to other public firms. Our study also establishes that family firms perform at their best when the company founder is still active within the firm. Further, the thesis also suggests that there is a positive relationship between enhanced control ownership and operative performance, which implies that the family advantage is not... (More)
The objective of this thesis is to investigate how public Swedish family firms managed to perform during the most recent recession that started in 2008. Accounting data is combined with information regarding ownership structure to examine family firms’ performance in comparison to non-family firms. Our evidence implies that family firms perform better in terms of operating performance (return on asset) relative to other public firms. Our study also establishes that family firms perform at their best when the company founder is still active within the firm. Further, the thesis also suggests that there is a positive relationship between enhanced control ownership and operative performance, which implies that the family advantage is not completely distinguishable. (Less)
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author
Ilestedt, Rasmus LU and Damberg, Magnus
supervisor
organization
course
FEKN90 20151
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Panel Data, Ownership, Control, Founder, Recession, Performance, Family Firms
language
English
id
7511534
date added to LUP
2015-08-12 18:10:33
date last changed
2015-08-12 18:10:33
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  abstract     = {The objective of this thesis is to investigate how public Swedish family firms managed to perform during the most recent recession that started in 2008. Accounting data is combined with information regarding ownership structure to examine family firms’ performance in comparison to non-family firms. Our evidence implies that family firms perform better in terms of operating performance (return on asset) relative to other public firms. Our study also establishes that family firms perform at their best when the company founder is still active within the firm. Further, the thesis also suggests that there is a positive relationship between enhanced control ownership and operative performance, which implies that the family advantage is not completely distinguishable.},
  author       = {Ilestedt, Rasmus and Damberg, Magnus},
  keyword      = {Panel Data,Ownership,Control,Founder,Recession,Performance,Family Firms},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Family firms during economic recession - An investigation of the performance of public Swedish family firms during a macroeconomic downturn},
  year         = {2015},
}