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DURENDEZ, Antonio; MADRID-GUIJARRO, Antonia and GARCIA-PEREZ-DE-LEMA, Domingo. Innovative culture, management control systems and performance in small and medium-sized Spanish family firms. Innovar [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.40, pp. 137-154. ISSN 0121-5051.
The aim of this paper is to research on organizational culture and management of family firms. We identify family-firms innovative culture and assess the relationship between organizational culture, management control systems (MCS) use and their effects on performance of SME family-firms. With this purpose, we carry out an empirical analysis on a sample of Spanish SMEs (285 family and 151 non-family firms). Results show that (1) family-firms have a more hierarchical culture and a lesser extent of MCS use than non-family firms have, and (2) an innovative culture and the use of MCS have positive influences on family-firm performance.
Keywords : Family firm; culture; management control systems; innovation; performance.