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La Investigación En La Empresa Familiar: Un Debate Sobre La Existencia De Un Campo Independiente /

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  • Basco Rodrigo, J. T.


    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid (España))

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    La empresa familiar ha creado, en la década de los noventa, un espacio de nuevas tendencias en la investigación logrando abrirse camino como ámbito de estudio desde la Dirección de Empresas. El escepticismo que genera la existencia de un posible campo intelectual ha iniciado un debate sobre el análisis de la empresa familiar considerando bien un campo independiente bien como una extensión de la visión de la empresa desarrollada por las teorías existentes en los diferentes ámbitos de estudio. A partir de esta idea, el presente artículo desagrega los elementos, extrínsecos e intrínsecos, que pueden abordarse para reflexionar sobre el estudio de la empresa familiar como un campo naciente. Las conclusiones muestran algunos pasos importantes que se han dado, con relación a los elementos extrínsecos, hacia una posición independiente en la generación de ideas cuando se compara su evolución en el tiempo con otros campos del saber. Sin embargo queda mucho camino por recorrer con relación a la construcción de teorías que debe ser alcanzado por lo propios interesados con investigaciones que enfoquen innovaciones en la consideración de los elementos que afectan el desarrollo de estas empresas y consoliden un conocimiento integrado sin visiones fragmentadas. / In the nineties, the family-owned firm made room for new trends in research, and managed to break fresh grounds as a field of study within Business Management. The scepticism created by the existence of a possible intellectual field has raised a debate on the family-owned enterprise, which could be either considered as an independent field or else, as an extension of the vision of the firm developed by the existing theories in the various fields of study. It is from this idea that this article deals in depth with the intrinsic and extrinsic elements that can be approached to reflect on the study of the family-owned company as a brand-new domain. Conclusions show some important taken steps, as regards the extrinsic elements, towards an independent approach on the generation of ideas when their evolution is compared to other fields of knowledge. Nevertheless, there is a long way to walk in relation to the building of theories. This path is to be covered with the interested parties and with the help of investigation that focus on innovations related to the elements that affect the development of family-owned firms, and which may consolidate a comprehensive knowledge without fragmented visions.

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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): 12 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 33-54

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    Handle: RePEc:idi:jiedee:v:12:y:2006:i:1:p:33-54
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