In this commentary, we review the most important theoretical and empirical contributions of the article “Resource Acquisition in Family Firms: the Role of Family Influenced Human and Social Capital”. We particularly focus our attention on two important contributions. First, this study goes beyond a dichotomous view of family-influenced human capital, which has been often characterized either as a positive or as a negative factor. Second, the study shows that the impact of family-influenced human capital is likely influenced by other contingency factors, like bridging social capital. We conclude the commentary with a list of research questionsl for future research.
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