Title

The Relationship Between Boards and Planning in Family Businesses

Department

Management & Entrepreneurship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-9-2006

Abstract

This study examines relationships between the existence of boards of directors and advisory boards and the use of planning in family businesses. It is argued that both of the primary roles of boards, the governance of a firm's management team for the firm's stakeholders and the provision of valuable business resources to the firm's management team, are significantly related to the use of planning activities in family businesses. The empirical evidence, drawn from a survey of more than 130 family businesses, largely supports the hypotheses. Conclusions and suggestions for future research close the article.

Journal

Family Business Review

Journal ISSN

0894-4865

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

65

Last Page

72

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1111/j.1741-6248.2006.00062.x