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Family business has become an increasingly studied field over the last decade and forms one of the fastest growing research areas today. The uniqueness of family business is the interaction between two systems: the family and the firm, leading to specific characteristics that we rarely see in other types of businesses. In order to understand the unique interaction between these two systems, researchers have adopted a diverse range of theories drawn from different fields.

The contributors to this volume provide a thorough discussion of 13 theoretical perspectives that have been used in family business research. Each chapter introduces a theory, demonstrates its previous application in family business research and offers compelling ideas for future research that could contribute to both the family business field and the original theory behind it.

This book aims to spark new insights for researchers and PhD students in the field of family business, and is also a good introduction for researchers who are new to the field. Policymakers and practitioners will find this an enlightening resource

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783479658
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/2014
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Edited by Mattias Nordqvist, Leif Melin, Matthias Waldkirch and Gershon Kumeto, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden

Table of Contents


1. Introducing Theoretical Perspectives on Family Business

Mattias Nordqvist, Leif Melin, Matthias Waldkirch and Gershon Kumeto

2. Organisational Ecology and the Family Business

Giuseppe Criaco

3. Behavioural Theory and the Family Business

Ambra Mazzelli

4. Agency Theory and the Family Business

Andreas Kallmuenzer

5. Behavioural Agency Theory and the Family Business

Gershon Kumeto

6. Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Family Business

Andrea Kuiken

7. Process Thinking and the Family Business

Emanuela Rondi

8. Social Identity Theory and the Family Business

Matthias Waldkirch

9. Organisational Culture and the Family Business

Rocky Adiguna

10. Kinship and the Family Business

Naveed Akhter

11. Gender Theory and the Family Business

Karin Staffansson Pauli

12. Critical Pedagogy Theory and the Family Business

Henrietta Nilson

13. Corporate Reputation and the Family Business

Albertha Wielsma

14. Resource-based Theory and the Family Business

Per Hansson


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