Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Tanja Leppäaho, Jaakko Metsola
    Pages 1-37
  3. Tanja Leppäaho, Jaakko Metsola
    Pages 39-72
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 137-139

About this book


Drawing on a series of case studies from Finland, this book examines the role of networking in the internationalisation process of family firms. Providing a comprehensive overview of recent literature alongside the empirical analysis of 24 family firms, the authors use theoretical concepts from family business research to create a model specifically for the internationalisation and networking of family firms. An insightful read for those interested in international and small business, this book offers practical implications for the successful internationalisation of family firms and sets the agenda for future research in the field of family business.


process network ties socioeconomic wealth global Gersick agency theory SEW perspective Social capital theory case study Finnish family firms Finland globalisation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.LUT UniversityLappeenrantaFinland
  2. 2.LUT UniversityLappeenrantaFinland

About the authors

Tanja Leppäaho is Professor of Growth Entrepreneurship and Academy of Finland Research Fellow at LUT University, Finland. Previously, she was a professor at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and the University of Edinburgh Business School, UK. With her research revolving around international entrepreneurship, networking and family firms, Tanja has published articles in a number of leading journals such as Family Business Review.

Jaakko Metsola is a Junior Researcher at LUT University, Finland. Having previously studied international entrepreneurship at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, his research interests involve the internationalisation and international networking of SMEs, family business, and growth entrepreneurship. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Family Firm Internationalisation
  • Book Subtitle A Network Perspective
  • Authors Tanja Leppäaho
    Jaakko Metsola
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-28519-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-28522-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-28520-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 139
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Family Business
    International Business
    Small Business
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