Articles

Entrepreneuriat familial et stratégies de pérennité. Conception au concept d'innovation prudentielle

S. BEN MAHMOUD-JOUINI, S. MIGNON

Management International

2009, vol. 14, n°1, pp.25-41

Departments: Information Systems and Operations Management, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Keywords: Innovation, Entrepreneuriat familial, Pérennité, Etude de cas Innovation, Family business, Sustainability, Case study

http://id.erudit.org/iderudit/039137ar


The objective of this research is to analyze the innovation strategy of sustainable family firms. An analysis of verbatimof managers in sustainable family firms showed that they are constantly looking at a trade-off between stability and renewal. It highlights that the traditions act as safeguardagainst risky innovations. Afterward, a fine analysis of strategic choices in innovation made by a family firm wasundertaken: it led to the specification of the concept of prudential innovation. This concept is then characterized through seven features resulting from the commonly accepted characteristics of sustainable family firms


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