The influence of familiness on decision-making quality in top management teams: The role of emotional dissonance and perceived team support

Laura Hoekx*, Frank Lambrechts, Pieter Vandekerkhof, Wim Voordeckers, Hermann Frank

*Korrespondierende*r Autor*in für diese Arbeit

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung


This article studies the relationship between familiness, approached from a new systems theory perspective, and decision-making quality in family firm top management teams. We focus on two potential explanations of this relationship by examining the mediating role of emotional dissonance and perceived team support. A hand-collected multiple-respondent dataset of 212 top managers from 45 Belgian family firm TMTs shows a positive relationship between familiness and decision-making quality, mediated by the level of perceived team support. Moreover, we find that familiness decreases the level of emotional dissonance experienced by these top managers.

FachzeitschriftJournal of Family Business Strategy
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Juni 2023