Father's role and responsible ownership: The case of three family businesses in Indonesia

Liliana Dewi*, Eko Budi Santoso, Kazia Laturette

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This study aims to see the importance of the father's role and the responsibility of ownership in three family companies in Indonesia. The family company's success cannot be separated from the father's role, responsible as the family company's owner. The study used a qualitative approach method. This study is based on interviews with three different family companies. Our findings present that those fathers who have prepared early and involve the second generation in the family business are more adaptable to business. An interesting finding is that it depends, however, on the interests of the next generation. For example, if the next generation prefers operations, this is not easy to reconcile with their father's desire to focus on marketing. In the twenty-first century, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, entrepreneurship has changed. The family businessman's role is increasingly important amid market dynamics so that it affects globally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Indonesia
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781802624311
ISBN (Print)9781802624328
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Business success
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family business
  • Father's role
  • Ownership responsibility


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