Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee
Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee

Psychological ownership in family businesses

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CenSE researchers: Bart Henssen, Wouter Broekaert
Duration: current

The research explores the antecedents and consequences of collective psychological ownership - the feeling that something belongs to 'me' or 'us' in the context of family businesses. It has already resulted in publications on psychological ownership and various conference papers, including:
  • Limits to psychological ownership in the family business; Broekaert, Wouter; Henssen, Bart; Lambrecht, Johan; Debackere, Koenraad; Andries, Petra Emerald Journal of Family Business Management; 2018; Full. 8; pp. 196 – 216
  • How to stimulate psychological ownership? Make employees psychologically the owner of the change; Vereecken, Hilde; Broekaert, Wouter; Henssen, Bart
  • People and Management Media & Information; HR Square; 2016; iss. 163; pp. 35 - 41
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