Effects of Organizational Structures of Family Businesses on Growth Strategies


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Tanrıverdi H., Sekman B., Yılmaz A.

7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, Muğla, Turkey, 9 - 11 November 2017, pp.168-174

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Muğla
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-174
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This research is conducted among textile firms which are currently operating in İstanbul, Turkey for the understanding of effects of organizational structures of family businesses on growth strategies. In the research, assessable data is obtained from 217 managers. The data is obtained by survey method and the scales used in the research are the ones that were used in previous researches. Moreover, the scales are tested again in there because of the seek of validity and reliability. At the end of the research, the outcome of "Organizational structures of family businesses affect their growth strategies." is obtained. Beside this, it is found that "planning, taking decisions and lack of planning" factors related to organizational structures affects strategies related to existing markets and new markets which are under the growth strategies. And the findings say that the factors of barriers in delegation of authority, work experience of the manager, barriers in the decision-making process, and structural problems do not have effect upon growth strategies.