Research Note Perceptions Are Reality: How Family Meetings Lead to Collective Action
Family meetings develop family unity through the creation of perceived shared beliefs. The article presents a model with strategic implications showing how shared beliefs lead to collective action, which leads to outcomes and then the reassessment of the shared beliefs. Finally, the article reports on initial research on the reliability of instruments developed to explore one aspect of this model: The creation of shared beliefs through family meetings. The initial results suggest that perceptions of shared beliefs may be an important stimulant of collective family activity.
Habbershon, Timothy G., and Joseph H. Astrachan. "Research Note: Perceptions are Reality: How Family Meetings Lead to Collective Action." Family Business Review 10.1 (1997): 37-52. Print.