Proceedings of 10th Global Business and Social Science Research Conference

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Proceedings of 10th Global Business and Social Science Research Conference
23 -24 June 2014, Radisson Blu Hotel, Beijing, China, ISBN: 978-1-922069-55-9
The Impact of Separation of Ownership from Management on
Corporate Performance in Family Businesses Operating in
Governorate of Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman
Tarig Atiya and Mr. Khalid Al Mashani
This study aimed to investigate the extent to which ownership is separated from
management of family businesses in the governorate of Dhofar, Sultanate of
Oman. The study then examined the impact of such separation on the
performance of these family businesses.
The separation of ownership was investigated over various functions of the
management. The dimensions of the performance have been determined form
the relevant literature.
The paper used a descriptive survey method on a sample of 36 respondents
from the family owned businesses through a questionnaire designed for the
purpose.
The paper used descriptive statistics including frequencies, percentages, mean
and standard deviation in addition to Pearson test for correlation and regression
analysis.
The study revealed the existence of positive correlation between the
independent variable (separation of ownership from management) and the
different dimensions of the dependent variable (corporate performance)
The study also showed that the independent variable (separation of ownership
from management) has an impact of statistical significance on the different
dimensions of the dependent variable (corporate performance)
Finally, the concluded that there were no statistically significant differences
among the responses due to some personal or job related variables.
Keywords: Family businesses, Ownership, Corporate performance, Customer
satisfaction, Employee satisfaction.
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