Linking the literature on brand management and family firms, this paper explores how family firms manage a founder-based brand identity during succession. An exploratory case study of an Italian family firm operating in the jewellery sector was conducted. Drawing on the resource-based view of the firm, brand identity is conceived as a resource that needs to be managed across generations. The case analysis highlighted that a joint effort between the first and second generations and non-family members is needed in order to preserve and adapt the family business resources and manage the founder-based brand identity over time.
|Journal||Journal of Brand Management|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
- Brand identity
- Family firm
- Resource orchestration