Stewardship as process: a paradox perspective

Miguel Pina e Cunha, Arménio Rego, Stewart Clegg, Walter P. Jarvis*

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Abstract

Long-term stewardship is usually represented as a stable structural condition and portrayed as a source of competitive advantage to firms (including family businesses) that use it as a mode of governance. Less is known about how organizations engage with stewardship as a process. We embrace a process approach to report a case study about the unfolding of stewardship in a multi-business family group. We conclude that stewardship is a process marked by critical tensions and paradoxes; by exploring the nature of these we uncover further dimensions and responses to the paradoxes of stewardship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-259
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Management Journal
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Family business
  • Paradoxes
  • Process
  • Stewardship

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