Post-Successions Performance of Family Firms: the Role of Social Skills and Demographic Characteristics of the Successor
Asma Bouguerra, PhD; H├Ędi Yezza, Mohamed Nabil Mzoughi

Abstract
Purpose: At the age of retirement, firm leaders face the problem of succession, which is among the main reasons of family businesses failure. The aim of this research is to understand the role of social skills and socio-demographic characteristics, i.e. gender and education, in the post-succession performance. Design/methodology/approach: 77 firm leaders answered a questionnaire encompassing the selected scales. Findings: The findings show an effect of social skills and education on post-succession performance. Gender has no impact.

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