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Gregorio Sánchez Marín
Spain
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Antonio José Carrasco Hernández
Department of Management and Finance, University of Murcia, Spain
Spain
Ignacio Danvila del Valle
Department of Business Organization, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Spain
Miguel Ángel Sastre Castillo
Department of Business Organization, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Spain
Vol. 6 No. 2 (2016), Research Paper (Available)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24310/ejfbejfb.v6i2.5022
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This paper adopts a configurational approach to explore the degree of matching among typologies of organizational culture and categories of family firm. Based on a sample of 491 Spanish firms with diverse levels of family involvement and using the organizational cultural assessment instrument (OCAI), results show that family owned and managed firms and professionally managed family are characterized by a clan culture typology while market and hierarchy cultures are more relevant in non-family firms. Potential determinants and consequences of these matches are explained and discussed.

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