Using PLS-SEM to Model Family Business Behavior When Addressing the Protocol

  • Maria-Isabel Rodríguez-Zapatero Universidad de Córdoba
  • Leonor Pérez-Naranjo Universidad de Córdoba
  • Magdalena Rodríguez-Jiménez Universidad de Córdoba
  • Isabel Ramírez-Faz Universidad de Córdoba
Keywords: Family business, Protocol, Theory of planned behavior

Abstract

This study focuses on the factors that lead family business to address a family protocol. This paper applies the theory of planned behavior. To test the validity of this theory in predicting family business behavior, this research uses data collected from a questionnaire distributed to business family members (n = 98) from Córdoba, Spain. Firstly, this research aims to explain the paradigm in which the intentionality to start the process towards the protocol on generational replacement and future distribution of the ownership is conducted by its feasibility – and this is partially marked by the willingness to reach the agreement and its utility. Secondly, the hypotheses are confirmed by means of the analysis of the data gathered from a sample of business families. Thirdly, the results of the model applied in the study are discussed, as well as its consistency and the nature of the information used by means of PLS-SEM.

Author Biographies

Maria-Isabel Rodríguez-Zapatero, Universidad de Córdoba

Maribel. Rodríguez Zapatero, Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Córdoba, Spain. She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Tourism, department of Business Management at the University of Córdoba. Her research focuses on Tourism and Hospitality Marketing and Management and Family Business. She has contributed to a wide range of research projects, conferences, book chapters and journal articles.

Leonor Pérez-Naranjo, Universidad de Córdoba

Leonor M. Pérez, Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Córdoba, Spain. She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Tourism, department of Business Management at the University of Córdoba. Her research focuses on Tourism and Hospitality Marketing and Management. She has contributed to a wide range of research projects, conferences, book chapters and journal articles.

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Published
2019-03-01
How to Cite
Rodríguez-Zapatero, M.-I., Pérez-Naranjo, L., Rodríguez-Jiménez, M., & Ramírez-Faz, I. (2019). Using PLS-SEM to Model Family Business Behavior When Addressing the Protocol. European Journal of Family Business, 8(2), 151-162. https://doi.org/10.24310/ejfbejfb.v8i2.5567
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