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Trends in family business research

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  • Carlos Benavides-Velasco

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  • Cristina Quintana-García

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  • Vanesa Guzmán-Parra

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Abstract

This study describes the structure and trends of the family business literature. We analyze the content of the papers focused on family firms published in any journal of the categories ‘business’, ‘business finance’, ‘economics’ and ‘management’ of the Social Science Citation Index during the 1961–2008 period. Bibliometric methods are used to describe the evolution of publication activity, the most representative contributors, the methodologies applied, and the content of the articles in order to explore the main themes researched. These analyses enable the identification of potential avenues for future research that could be meaningful to advance in the consolidation of the discipline. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2013

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  • Carlos Benavides-Velasco & Cristina Quintana-García & Vanesa Guzmán-Parra, 2013. "Trends in family business research," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 40(1), pages 41-57, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:40:y:2013:i:1:p:41-57
    DOI: 10.1007/s11187-011-9362-3
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    1. Nicolas Classen & Martin Carree & Anita Gils & Bettina Peters, 2014. "Innovation in family and non-family SMEs: an exploratory analysis," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 42(3), pages 595-609, March.
    2. D’Angelo, Alfredo & Majocchi, Antonio & Buck, Trevor, 2016. "External managers, family ownership and the scope of SME internationalization," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 51(4), pages 534-547.
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    Keywords

    Co-word analysis; Bibliometric methods; Family firms; Keyword analysis; Research methodology; M10; L26;

    JEL classification:

    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship

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