Based on resource conservation theory (RCT), we examine the role of two types of family support – emotional and instrumental support – in the work-family balance and subjective well-being of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners. Using a sample of French SME owners, our results show that work-family balance mediates the relationship between family support and the subjective well-being of SME owners. Surprisingly, while emotional support has a positive association, instrumental support has a negative association with SME owners’ subjective well-being via work-family balance. We provide a theoretical explanation by integrating the ROC theory with the threat to self-esteem model, and offer practical implications of this study
In this video, Wael Rouatbi presents his paper entitled "The role of multiple large shareholders in the choice of debt source", co-authored with Sabri Boubaker and Walid Saffar, and published in Financial Management in 2017. Using a large sample of French listed companies, this study shows that companies with multiple controlling shareholders tend to resort to bank debt financing.