Cognitive antecedents of family business bias in investment decisions : A commentary on ‘‘risky decisions and the family firm bias: An experimental study based on prospect theory’’

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-416
Journal / PublicationEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Volume43
Issue number2
Online published3 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Lude and Prügl explored ‘‘family business bias,’’ a cognitive tendency where the family nature of a firm can often reduce investors’ perceived risk in investments. As a result, investors would display lower risk-avoidance in the gain domain and reinforced risk-seeking in the loss domain. We expanded the authors’ work by introducing four cognitive factors (anchoring, representativeness, stereotype heuristic, and information availability) that can explain the underlying mechanisms behind the prevalence of ‘‘family business bias’’ and other cognitive misperceptions surrounding family businesses when it comes to investment decisions.

Research Area(s)

  • Cognitive bias, Family business

Citation Format(s)

Cognitive antecedents of family business bias in investment decisions : A commentary on ‘‘risky decisions and the family firm bias: An experimental study based on prospect theory’’. / Fang, Hanqing "Chevy"; Siau, Keng L.; Memili, Esra; Dou, Junsheng.

In: Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Vol. 43, No. 2, 03.2019, p. 409-416.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal