Project

Private equity investments in family firms: agency and behavioral perspectives

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Business administration and accounting
    • Management
Keywords
agency Family firms private equity
 
Project description

Family firms are increasingly opening their capital for private equity investors. Private equity investors and family shareholders may hold diverent preferences regarding firms’ strategic behaviour however. The objective of the research project is to investigate decision making in private equity backed family firms as well as the reasons why family firms are willing to cede control to private equity investors.