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Gharibpour M, Aref M, Latifi M. Investigation of Relationship between Succession Planning, Organizational Maturity of Employees and Managers Leadership Style in Family Businesses. ORMR. 2014; 4 (3) :131-149
URL: http://ormr.modares.ac.ir/article-28-2789-en.html
1- PhD. Student of human resource management, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
2- . PhD. Student of human resource management, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Mashhad, Iran
3- Assistant Prof., Faculty of Islamic Studies and Management, Imam Sadegh University, Tehran, Iran
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Abstract Various researches indicates that family businesses are short-timed and faced with challenges to their survival. Succession planning is one of the main challenges have posed by these companies. This paper reviews the process of succession planning and main factors affecting it. Therefore two independent variables (leadership style and employee maturity) are considered and hypothesized that they have direct relationship with the succession process in the family businesses. The statistical sample was included 45 family businesses working in Khorasan-e-Razavi and hypothesis have been tested using structural equation modeling and all of them were confirmed. Responders to the questionnaire were selected among senior managers and high talented employees who has the chance of being senior managers.  It has been suggested that senior executives in family businesses, firstly choose their leadership style in accordance with the maturity level of their employees and more importantly do the succession planning process.          
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Received: 2013/08/18 | Accepted: 2015/01/19 | Published: 2015/02/20

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