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Culture and values in family business—A review and suggestions for future research

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  • Fletcher, Denise
  • Melin, Leif
  • Gimeno, Alberto
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    This article provides a review of key literature in the field of culture, values and family business by addressing three key questions. First, what is culture in a family business context and how can it be defined and conceptualized? Second, what can culture do for the family business? And third, which factors or attributes shape culture in family business? The article presents several suggestions for future research and previews the four articles included in the special issue on culture and values in family businesses.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Family Business Strategy.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 127-131

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:fambus:v:3:y:2012:i:3:p:127-131

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    Keywords: Culture; Values; Family business;

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    1. Athanassiou, Nicholas & Crittenden, William F. & Kelly, Louise M. & Marquez, Pedro, 2002. "Founder centrality effects on the Mexican family firm's top management group: firm culture, strategic vision and goals, and firm performance," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 139-150, July.
    2. Manuel Vallejo, 2008. "Is the Culture of Family Firms Really Different? A Value-based Model for Its Survival through Generations," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 81(2), pages 261-279, August.
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