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Faiha Yim

Diplômé DBA - 2018

Titre de thèse

Family control of small and medium sized enterprises, Internet involvement and business performance

Superviseur(s)

Xinchun Li
Purpose Purpose of this research is to enrich the theoretical literature concerning Family business management and internet transition of enterprises, to provide practical meaning with respect to how Chinese enterprises should undergo internet transition and how the government can better push for such a transition, to further point out the limitations of research and offers direction for further research in the future. Design/methodology/approach This study has applied research methods as literature review, theoretical deduction, field research, questionnaire survey and structural model analysis. Findings There is a significant positive correlation between the level of ownership control of family members and the internet involvement of enterprises, the level of decision-making rights control of family members and the internet involvement of enterprises, and the level of management rights control of family members and the internet involvement of enterprises. Family inheritance intention can increase the positive correlation between level of ownership control and internet involvement of enterprises, the level of decision-making rights control and internet involvement of enterprises, and the level of management rights control and internet involvement of enterprises. The internet involvement of family smes can increase the level of business performance. Research limitations/implications The samples and data were collected information from a point in time, but in fact over time, the enterprise’s it capabilities will change dynamically. Literature available for reference is relatively scarce. There are shortcomings in application. This paper does not use typical, representative, and targeted case studies, and did not actually assess and track the situation of internet involvement and transition in enterprises via analysis of typical cases. Practical implications This Paper has practical significance at both the enterprise level and the government level. Originality/value This paper would enrich the theoretical literature concerning Family business management and internet transition of enterprises, provide practical meaning with respect to how Chinese enterprises should undergo internet transition and how the government can better push for such a transition, and further point out the limitations of research and offers direction for further research in the future. Keywords Family control,small and medium sized enterprises, internet involvement,business performance,Chinese family business