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The endurance of family businesses, a global overview, edited by Paloma Fernández Pérez, Andrea Colli

The Endurance of Family Businesses is a collection of essays offering an overview of the importance and resilience of family-controlled large businesses. Much of economic and business history research neglects family businesses, considering them an inefficient form of business organization. These essays discuss the strengths of family businesses: the ways family firms have managed, financed and governed their corporations, as well as the way in which they structure their relationship with the external environment, from the government to the company's stakeholders. Family businesses have learned new ways of organizing their resources and using their accumulated know-how for new markets and institutional environments. This volume combines the expertise of well-known scholars who specialize in business history, economic history, management and consulting, to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on family businesses. Contributors provide a global view by taking into account Asian, American and European experiences.--, Provided by Publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction a global revolution : the endurance of large family businesses around the world / PALOMA FERNANDEZ PEREZ AND ANDREA COLLI -- Theoretical issues and debates -- The emergence of family business studies : a historical approach to pioneering centers, scholars, and ideas / PALOMA FERNANDEZ PEREZ AND NURIA PUIG -- Family firm longevity : a balancing act between continuity and change / PRAMODITA SHARMA AND CARLO SALVATO -- Family values or crony capitalism? / HAROLD JAMES -- Risk, uncertainty and family ownership / ANDREA COLLI -- Exogenous factors: the environment -- Enterpreneurial spirit in the evolution of Swedish family businesses / HANS SJÖGREN -- Cultural forces in large family firm persistence : a model based upon the case project / VIPIN GUPTA -- Family firms and the new multinationals : evidence from Spain / MAURO F. GUILLÉN AND ESTEBAN GARCIA CANAL -- Finance and family-ness : a historical overview of assessing the economics of kinship / CHRISTOPHER KOBRAK AND PRAMUAN BUNKANWANICHA -- Endogenous determinants : inside the black box -- The women of the family business / CHRISTINE BLONDEL AND MARINA NIFOROS -- The role of values in family-owned firms / REMEI AGULLES, LUCIA CEJA AND JOSEP TÀPIES -- Managing professionalization in family business : transforming strategies for managerial succession and recruitment in family firms in the twentieth century / SUSANNA FELLMAN -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xvii, 288 pages, 24 cm.

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