Purpose – The aim of this article was to describe successor types of four nonprofit founders. Design/methodology/approach – This article uses the previous case study research and participant/nonparticipant observation to illustrate the different nonprofit founder types to prepare for successors. Findings – Four founder types included destroyer, conscientious, maverick, and controller. Each founder type had several unique characteristics. A common feature across all four types was autocratic control. Research limitations/implications – Limitations include the generalizability of the findings based on the sample. Recommendations include re‐examination of the ways founders approach succession issues. Practical implications – Founders involved in succession issues can benefit by better understanding the succession process as well as the legacy they leave as a result of their approach to succession based on type. Originality/value – This article offers new insights into the approaches nonprofit founders take about selecting a successor. Founders considering a successor can determine their type and adjust accordingly to select the best possible replacement for the organization.
Development and Learning in Organizations – Emerald Publishing
Published: Dec 20, 2013
Keywords: Leadership development; Strategic learning; Organizational learning
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