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Family business successors' motivation and innovation capabilities: the case of Kosovo

Asdren Toska (South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia)
Veland Ramadani (South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia)
Léo-Paul Dana (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
Gadaf Rexhepi (South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia)
Jusuf Zeqiri (South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia)

Journal of Family Business Management

ISSN: 2043-6238

Article publication date: 7 December 2021

Issue publication date: 1 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the second-generation successors’ motives to join family businesses and their ability to generate innovation within them.

Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative methodology is used in this study. Data were collected through structured interview with the second-generation representatives, where the data obtained helped us to come to the results and answer the research questions of the study. A total of 15 interviews were conducted.

Findings

The findings of this study show that the second generation is motivated to continue the family business, cases show that successors since childhood have been oriented towards building an entrepreneurial mindset and also after entering the family business have generated innovation.

Originality/value

The study will bring theoretical implications to the family business literature, providing scientific evidence for the second generation of family businesses, from an emerging country such as Kosovo. As Kosovo is an emerging country, the study will contribute to the literature, suggesting other studies by emerging countries in this way to see the similarities and differences.

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Citation

Toska, A., Ramadani, V., Dana, L.-P., Rexhepi, G. and Zeqiri, J. (2022), "Family business successors' motivation and innovation capabilities: the case of Kosovo", Journal of Family Business Management, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 1152-1166. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-11-2021-0136

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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