Handbook of Research on Family Business

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Panikkos Poutziouris, Kosmas Smyrnios, Sabine Klein
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 656 pages
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In recent times, the multidisciplinary field of family business has
undertaken significant strides in terms of theory building, empirical rigor, development of sophisticated survey instruments
, systematic measurement of family business activity, use of alternative research methodologies, and deployment of robust tools of analysis. Drawing upon these advances, this handbook brings together latest developments in family business research, including an amalgam of theory-based approaches and multi-methodological empirical papers.
Contributors are leading researchers credited with shaping the family
business agenda. This volume is an essential reference providing researchers, educators, trainers, family business owner-managers, students, and other stakeholders with a valuable and scholarly compendium of extant family business papers.
The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), renowned for its global network of family business researcher, has supported this initiative,
 

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Contents

the business of researching family enterprises
1
PART I FRONTIERS OF A FAMILY BUSINESS
9
1 Navigating the family business education maze
11
current status and directions for the future
25
a closer look
56
PART II THEORIZING FAMILY BUSINESSES AND BUSINESS FAMILIES
65
4 A unified systems perspective of family firm performance
67
5 The familys dynamic role within family business entrepreneurship
80
18 Effective knowledge transfer in family firms
343
the management of conflict in family firms
358
PART V FAMILY BUSINESS SUCCESSION
369
intergenerational succession change and failure in family business
371
a lifelong continuing process
388
22 Using the strategic planning process as a nextgeneration training tool in family business
402
23 An integrated framework for testing the success of the family business succession process according to gender specificity
422
GLOBAL AND TRANSCULTURAL ISSUES
443

6 Critical leader relationships in family firms
106
underlying force for sustained competitive advantage
125
an integrated theoretical model
145
METRICS AND METHODOLOGIES
165
a proposal for solving the family business definition problem1
167
10 Identification of different types of private family firms
180
a scorecard to continue the professionalization of a family firm
196
a content validity study of the Aspen Family Business Inventory
215
PART IV FAMILY BUSINESS THEMES IN FOCUS
235
a model of coherent value transmission paths
237
14 Understanding strategizing in the family business context
253
theory and practice
269
16 Formulating implementing and maintaining family protocols
298
17 Generic models for family business boards of directors
317
an exploratory study
445
shaping entrepreneurship and SME development in China
460
26 Board of directors in Italian public familycontrolled companies
488
ownership and governance issues in a doublefold theoretical perspective
501
28 Longevity of Japanese family firms
517
PART VII FAMILY BUSINESS FINANCE
535
how family shareholder preferences influence firms financing
537
30 The structure and performance of the UK family business PLC economy
552
evidence from Spanish family firms
575
evidence from the Spanish market
593
theory building and the survival of family firms three promising research directions
614
Index
619
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