Family Business (Sage Library in Business and Management)

Family Business (Sage Library in Business and Management)

By: Leif Melin (editor), Pramodita Sharma (editor)Hardback

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This new major work answers the growing global need for a resource that captures and presents a comprehensive overview of the literature in the field of family business. The last three decades have witnessed a dramatic increase in research on family businesses, as institutions have increasingly recognized that family businesses represent the most common form of business organization and a large part of the GDP in most countries. Scholars in the field have started to address critical questions such as: * Why do family firms deserve special research attention? * Are family firms really different from other business organizations? If so, how? And, so what? * Is there a shared definition of family firms? And, of family in business? * Are behavioral and governance issues that need attention in family enterprises any different from other firms? This four-volume work addresses these key concerns and provides a rich picture of what we know about family businesses and enterprising families, as well as including critical reflections on major areas and contributions. Volume One: Scope, Boundaries and Impact of Family Business Volume Two: The Business Family Volume Three: The Family Business Volume Four: Governance and Behavioural Issues in Family Business

About Author

Pramodita Sharma, Ph.D., is the Sanders Professor for Family Business at the School of Business Administration, University of Vermont. Prior to this appointment, she was the CIBC Distinguished Professor of Family Business at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University in Montreal. She is a visiting scholar at Babson College where she serves as the Academic Director of the Global Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) project. In 2011, she was honored with the prestigious Barbara Hollander award at the 25th anniversary conference of the Family Firm Institute. In addition to two co-authored books, she has published about fifty scholarly articles and book chapters on family business studies. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Family Business Review (FBR), is the co-founder of the Family Enterprise Research Conference, and the founding Chair the Annual Global Family Enterprise Case Competition. Leif Melin, PhD, is Professor of Strategy and Organisation and the Hamrin Professor of Family Business Strategy at Joenkoeping International Business School (JIBS). He is the founding and past Director of Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). He has served as Dean and Managing Director for JIBS. He was a founding researcher of the STEP project ( Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices) and has served as member for the Global STEP Project Board. In 2012, he was honored with the International award at the 26th anniversary conference of the Family Firm Institute, and he was also selected as a Family Owned Business Institute Scholar. He is the founder and annual co-chair of the EIASM Family Firm Research Workshop. He has published in international journals and book volumes, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, Long Range Planning and Family Business Review. He serves on the editorial board of several international journals.


VOLUME ONE: SCOPE, BOUNDARIES AND IMPACT OF FAMILY BUSINESS Introduction - Pramodita Sharma and Leif Melin Part One: Field of Family Business Studies Methodological Issues and Considerations in Studying Family Businesses - Wendy Handler The Family Business: Toward Definitional Clarity - Reginald Litz Family Firm Research: The Need for a Methodological Rethink - Paul Westhead and Marc Cowling Defining the Family Business by Behavior - Jess Chua, James Chrisman and Pramodita Sharma The F-PEC Scale of Family Influence: Construction, Validation, and Further Implication for Theory - Sabine Klein, Joseph Astrachan and Kosmas Smyrnios Family-owned Businesses: An Emerging Field of Inquiry - Barbara Hollander and Nancy Elman Theoretical Foundations for Family-owned Businesses: A Conceptual and Research Based Paradigm - Max Wortman Jr. Trends and Directions in the Development of a Strategic Management Theory of the Family Firm - James Chrisman, Jess Chua and Pramodita Sharma The Practice Driven Evolution of Family Business Education - Pramodita Sharma, Frank Hoy, Joseph Astrachan and Matti Koiranen Intellectual Foundations of Current Research in Family Business: An Identification and Review of 25 Most Influential Articles - James Chrisman et al. The Adolescence of Family Firm Research: Taking Stock and Planning for the Future - Eric Gedajlovic et al. Worlds Apart? Re-bridging the Distance between Family Science and Family Business Research - Albert James, Jennifer Jennings and Rhonda Breitkruz The Landscape of Family Business Outcomes: A Summary and Numerical Taxonomy of Dependent Variables - Andy Yu et al. Part Two: Societal and Economic Impact of Family Businesses Myths and Realities: Family Businesses' Contribution to the US Economy - A Framework for Assessing Family Business Statistics - Melissa Carey Shanker and Joseph Astrachan The Prevalence of Family Business from a Household Sample - Ramona Heck and Elizabeth Trent Corporate Ownership around the World - Rafael LaPorta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes and Andrei Shleifer VOLUME TWO: THE BUSINESS FAMILY Part Three: The Family in Business The Pervasive Effects of Family on Entrepreneurship: Towards a Family Embeddedness Perspective - Howard Aldrich and Jennifer Cliff Are Family Firms Born or Made? An Exploratory Investigation - Jess Chua, James Chrisman and Erick Chang A Unified Systems Perspective of Family Firm Performance - Timothy Habbershon, Mary Williams and Ian MacMillan Managing Resources: Linking Unique Resources, Management, and Wealth Creation in Family Firms - David Sirmon and Michael Hitt The Role of Family in Family Firms - Marianne Bertrand and Antoinette Schoar The Development of Organizational Social Capital: Attributes of Family Firms - Jean-Luc Arregle et al. Toward a Theory of Familiness: A Social Capital Perspective - Allison Pearson, Jon Carr and John Shaw Family Capital of Family Firms: Bridging Human, Social, and Financial Capital - Sharon Danes et al. Exploring the Concept of Familiness: Introducing Family Firm Identity - Thomas Zellweger, Kimberly Eddleston and Franz Kellermanns Adoptive Expectations: Rising Sons in Japanese Family Firms - Vikas Mehrotra et al. The Impact of Family Dynamics on Structure and Process in Family Foundations - Kelin Gersick, Ivan Lansberg and John Davis A Governance-based Typology of Family Foundations: The Effect of Generation Stage and Governance Structure on Family Philanthropic Activities - Razvan Lungeanu and John Ward Is Nepotism Good or Bad? Types of Nepotism and Implications for Knowledge Management - Peter Jaskiewicz et al. Part Four: Family Members in Business Spousal Support and Work - Family Balance in Launching a Family Business - Clinton Gudmunson et al. New Venture and Family Business Teams: Understanding Team Formation, Composition, Behaviors, and Performance - Leon Schjoedt et al. Socialization Patterns of Successors in First- to Second-Generation Family Businesses - Ercilia Garcia-Alvarez, Jordi Lopez-Sintas and Pilar Saldana Gonzalvo Leadership Transfer and the Successor's Development in the Family Firm - Katiuska Cabrera-Suarez Research on Women in Family Firms: Current Status and Future Directions - Rocio Martinez Jimenez VOLUME THREE: THE FAMILY BUSINESS Part Five: Values and Culture Adaptation, Survival, and Growth of the Family Business: An Integrated Systems Perspective - Peter Davis and Douglas Stern Bivalent Attributes of the Family Firm - Renato Taguiri and John Davis Studying the Family Enterprise Holistically: Evidence for Integrated Family and Business Systems - Rodrigo Basco and Maria Perez-Rodriguez Sins of the Father's Firm: Exploring Responses to Inherited Ethical Dilemmas in Family Business - Reginald Litz and Nick Turner Culture and Continuity in Family Firms - W. Gibb Dyer Jr. Part Six: Goals, Strategies, Performance On the Goals of Successful Family Companies - Renato Tagiuri and John Davis Goal Setting in Family Firms: Goal Diversity, Social Interactions, and Collective Commitment to Family-centered Goals - Josip Kotlar and Alfredo De Massis The Special Role of Strategic Planning for Family Businesses - John Ward A Farewell to the Business: Championing Exit and Continuity in Entrepreneurial Family Firms - Carlo Salvato, Francesco Chirico and Pramodita Sharma Portfolio Entrepreneurship in Family Firms - Philipp Sieger et al. From Longevity of Firms to Transgenerational Entrepreneurship of Families: Introducing Family Entrepreneurial Orientation - Thomas Markus Zellweger, Robert Nason and Mattias Nordqvist Corporate Entrepreneurship in Family Business: Past Contribution and Future Opportunities - Alexander McKelvie et al. Internationalization of Family Firms - Zulima Fernandez and Maria Nieto Jesus Founding-Family Ownership and Firm Performance: Evidence from the S&P 500 - Ronald Anderson and David Reeb Are Family Firms Really Superior Performers? - Danny Miller et al. The Bind that Ties: Socioemotional Wealth Preservation in Family Firms - Luis Gomez Mejia et al. Financial Performance of Family Firms - Raphael Amit and Belen Villalonga VOLUME FOUR: GOVERNANCE AND BEHAVIORAL ISSUES IN FAMILY BUSINESSES Part Seven: Professionalization over Generations Agency Relationships in Family Firms: Theory and Evidence - William Schulze et al. Corporate Governance and Competitive Advantage in Family-controlled Firms - Michael Carney The Reflexive Dynamics of Institutionalization: The Case of Family Business - Leif Melin and Mattias Nordqvist Governing the Family Enterprise: Practices, Performance, and Research - Kelin Gersick and Neus Feliu Managing Continuity in the Family-owned Business - Richard Beckhard and W. Gibb Dyer Jr. The Succession Conspiracy - Ivan Lansberg Succession in the Family Business: A Review of the Research - Wendy Handler Passing the Baton: The Importance of Sequence, Timing, Technique and Communication in Executive Succession - Bruno Dyck et al. Toward an integrative model of effective FOB succession - Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, Danny Miller and Lloyd Steier Professional Management in Extended Family Business: Toward an Extended Understanding - Annika Hall and Mattias Nordqvist Why Can't a Family Business Be More Like a Non-Family Business: Modes of Professionalization in Family Firms - Alex Stewart and Michael Hitt Part Eight: Behavioral Issues in Family Business The Determinants of Executive Compensation in Family-controlled Public Corporations - Luis Gomez-Mejia, Martin Larraza-Kintana and Marianna Makri Faster Route to the CEO Suite: Nepotism or Managerial Proficiency? - Carlo Salvato, Alessandro Minichill and Raffaella Piccarreta Four Bases of Family Business Successor Commitment: Antecedents and Consequences - Pramodita Sharma and P. Gregory Irving Trust and Family Business - Lloyd Steier and Miriam Muethel Conflicts in Family Firms: The Good and the Bad - D'Lisa McKee et al.

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  • ISBN13: 9781446207819
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1752
  • ID: 9781446207819
  • weight: 3250
  • ISBN10: 1446207811

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