Culture in Family-Owned Enterprises: Recognizing and Leveraging Unique Strengths, Family Business Review
The authors' belief in the innate value and uniqueness of family business culture created a project whose goal was to critically examine family business culture and performance relative to nonfamily firms, which was done using the Denison Organizational Culture Survey, a cultural assessment tool that has linked corporate culture to financial performance. The results showed that the corporate cultures of family enterprises were more positive than the culture of firms without a family affiliation.
Daniel Denison, Colleen Lief, John L. Ward
Denison, Daniel, Colleen Lief, and John L. Ward. 2004. Culture in Family-Owned Enterprises: Recognizing and Leveraging Unique Strengths. Family Business Review. 17(1): 61-70.