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Family Firm Diversity and Development: An Introduction

Howorth, C A and Westhead, P and Rose, M B and Hamilton, E E (2010) Family Firm Diversity and Development: An Introduction. International Small Business Journal, 28 (5). pp. 437-451. ISSN 0266-2426

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Abstract

Issues relating to private family firm diversity and development are discussed with reference to established and emerging debates. Family firm assets and liabilities are highlighted. Key issues for family firms research and practice relating to family firm definition and family firm diversity are raised. Issues relating to context, culture and time are also discussed. Conceptual and empirical ‘types’ of family firms are illustrated. The contributions of ‘invisible’ members, women and couples in family firms are discussed. Various ownership forms relating to the perpetuation of family firms and business ownership transfer issues are highlighted. Articles in this special issue are then briefly summarized.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Small Business Journal
Subjects:
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Marketing
Lancaster University Management School > Institute for Enterprise & Entrepeneurial Development (IEED)
ID Code: 45751
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 15:02
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45751

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