eBook The SAGE Handbook of Family Business, 1st Edition

  • Leif Melin
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1446265935
  • ISBN-13: 9781446265932
  • DDC: 658.04
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 696 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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The SAGE Handbook of Family Business captures the conceptual map and state-of-the-art thinking on family business - an area experiencing rapid global growth in research and education since the last three decades. Edited by the leading figures in family business studies, with contributions and editorial board support from the most prominent scholars in the field, this Handbook reflects on the development and current status of family enterprise research in terms of applied theories, methods, topics investigated, and perspectives on the field’s future. The SAGE Handbook of Family Business is divided into following six sections, allowing for ease of navigation while gaining a multi-dimensional perspective and understanding of the field. Part I: Theoretical perspectives in family business studies. Part II: Major issues in family business studies. Part III: Entrepreneurial and managerial aspects in family business studies. Part IV: Behavioral and organizational aspects in family business studies. Part V: Methods in use in family business studies. Part VI: The future of the field of family business studies. By including critical reflections and presenting possible alternative perspectives and theories, this Handbook contributes to the framing of future research on family enterprises around the world. It is an invaluable resource for current and future scholars interested in understanding the unique dynamics of family enterprises under the rubric of entrepreneurship, strategic management, organization theory, accounting, marketing or other related areas.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board Members.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Notes on Editors and Contributors.
1: Introduction: Scope, Evolution and Future of Family Business Studies.
2: Theoretical Perspectives in Family Business Studies.
3: Theories from Family Science: A Review and Roadmap for Family Business Research.
4: Theories from Family Psychology and Family Therapy.
5: The Anthropology of Family Business: An Imagined Ideal.
6: Sociological Theories Applied to Family Businesses.
7: Economic Theories of Family Firms.
8: Evolutionary Theory: A New Synthesis for Family Business Thought and Research.
9: Family Business Inquiry as a Critical Social Science.
10: Major Issues in Family Business Studies.
11: Financial Performance of Family Firms.
12: Family-controlled Firms and Stakeholder Management: A Socioemotional Wealth Preservation Perspective.
13: Governing the Family Enterprise: Practices, Performance and Research.
14: Governance in Family Firms: A Review and Research Agenda.
15: Management Succession in Family Business.
16: Business History and Family Firms.
17: Entrepreneurial and Managerial Aspects in Family Business Studies.
18: Strategic Content and Process in Family Business.
19: Resource-based View of Family Firms.
20: Corporate Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses: Past Contributions and Future Opportunities.
21: Habitual and Portfolio Entrepreneurship and the Family in Business.
22: Accountability and Stewardship of Family Business Entities.
23: Internationalization of Family Firms.
24: Marketing from a Family Business Perspective.
25: Family Firms and Social Innovation: Cultivating Organizational Embeddedness.
26: Behavioral and Organizational Aspects in Family Business Studies.
27: Values in Family Business.
28: Organizational Identity and Family Business.
29: Trust and Family Businesses.
30: Conflicts in Family Firms: The Good and the Bad.
31: Emotions in Family Firms.
32: Methods in Use in Family Business Studies.
33: Scales in Family Business Studies.
34: Qualitative Methods in Family Business Research.
35: Multilevel Analysis in Family Business Studies.
36: The Future of the Field of Family Business Studies.
37: The Future of Family Business Research Through the Family Scientist's Lens.
38: Entrepreneurial Venturing for Family Business Research.
39: A Look into the Future: What is the Next Generation of Family Business Scholars Focusing on?.
40: Developing the Field of Family Business Research: Legitimization, Theory and Distinctiveness.
41: Toward a Paradox Perspective of Family Firms: The Moderating Role of Collective Mindfulness in Controlling Families.