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Cuando Definir Es Una Necesidad. Una Propuesta Integradora Y Operativa Del Concepto De Empresa Familiar /

  • Vallejo Martos, M.C.


    (Universidad de Jaén (España))

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    Todavía hoy no existe unanimidad en la comunidad científica en torno al concepto de empresa familiar y ello a pesar de las múltiples aportaciones realizadas. Es por ello que tras revisar, analizar y discutir la idoneidad de las distintas dimensiones utilizadas con mayor frecuencia en la literatura para definir el término empresa familiar, proponemos una definición integradora y operativa, no excluyente e independiente del estado evolutivo alcanzado, de empresa familiar sustentada en las dimensiones participación suficiente en el capital para controlar las decisiones del órgano de representación de propietarios, y voluntad de continuidad del negocio en manos de la siguiente generación familiar. / There is still no agreement in the scientific community about the concept of family business despite the contributions have been numerous. Thus, in the present work we first review, analyze and discuss the appropriateness of the various dimensions most commonly used in the literature to define the term “family firm”; subsequently, we propose an integrative and operational definition of the term, which is non-exclusive and independent of the evolutionary stage arrived at. We base the definition on two dimensions: sufficient share of the capital to control the decisions of the owners’ representative body; and determination to transfer the firm to the next generation.

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    Article provided by Academia Europea de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (AEDEM) in its journal Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 151-171

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    Handle: RePEc:idi:jiedee:v:11:y:2005:i:3:p:151-171
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