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Strategy, ownership, governance, and socio-psychological perspectives on family businesses from around the world

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  • Goel, Sanjay
  • Mazzola, Pietro
  • Phan, Phillip H.
  • Pieper, Torsten M.
  • Zachary, Ramona K.

Abstract

This prologue to the special issue documents and discusses the current family business research literature on strategy, ownership, governance and the socio-psychological dimension. The articles in this special issue represent theoretical and empirical research using micro and macro databases with various methodologies, including case studies and multivariate analyses. In particular, the ownership and governance literature relative to family businesses is critically reviewed, and traditional perspectives are challenged by leading scholars. Each of five competitive research articles is contextualised relative to the extant literature, and the contributions of each article are duly noted and discussed. Possible future research directions are suggested, 13 research propositions are identified, and future research needs are delineated. Finally, researchers are challenged to (a) question the extant business research in general, (b) broaden their research perspectives to both the family system and the business system, and (c) begin dialogue with scholars in related and relevant disciplines.

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Volume (Year): 3 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 54-65

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Handle: RePEc:eee:fambus:v:3:y:2012:i:2:p:54-65

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Keywords: Strategy; Ownership; Governance; Socio-Psychological Perspectives; Family Business;

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  1. King, Roger & Peng, Winnie Qian, 2013. "The effect of industry characteristics on the control longevity of founding-family firms," Journal of Family Business Strategy, Elsevier, vol. 4(4), pages 281-295.
  2. Guidice, Rebecca M. & Mero, Neal P. & Greene, Juanne V., 2013. "Perceptions of accountability in family business: Using accountability theory to understand differences between family and nonfamily executives," Journal of Family Business Strategy, Elsevier, vol. 4(4), pages 233-244.

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