The Palgrave Handbook of Heterogeneity among Family Firms

  • Esra Memili
  • Clay Dibrell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Family Business Research to Date

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Luis Jimenez-Castillo, Frank Hoy
      Pages 19-39
    3. Dustin L. Odom, Erick P. C. Chang, James J. Chrisman, Pramodita Sharma, Lloyd Steier
      Pages 41-67
    4. Hanqing “Chevy” Fang, Franz W. Kellermanns, Kimberly A. Eddleston
      Pages 69-85
  3. Family Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Yuliya Ponomareva, Mattias Nordqvist, Timurs Umans
      Pages 89-114
    3. Judith Van Helvert-Beugels, Anita Van Gils, Jolien Huybrechts
      Pages 181-199
    4. Cristina Bettinelli, Barbara Del Bosco, Chiara Giachino
      Pages 201-228
    5. John James Cater III, Marilyn Young
      Pages 229-262
    6. Hermann Frank, Julia Suess-Reyes, Elena Fuetsch, Alexander Kessler
      Pages 263-296
    7. Vanessa Diaz-Moriana, Teresa Hogan, Eric Clinton, Martina Brophy
      Pages 333-374
  4. Non-financial and Financial Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Ralph I. Williams Jr., Torsten M. Pieper, Joseph H. Astrachan
      Pages 377-405
    3. Markus Kempers, Max P. Leitterstorf, Nadine Kammerlander
      Pages 431-460
    4. Rania Labaki, Fabian Bernhard, Ludovic Cailluet
      Pages 531-553
  5. Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 555-555
    2. Ken Moores, Denise Linda Parris, Scott L. Newbert, Justin B. Craig
      Pages 557-587
    3. Laura E. Marler, Tim Barnett, James M. Vardaman
      Pages 589-613
    4. William Tabor, Kristen Madison, Joshua J. Daspit, Daniel T. Holt
      Pages 615-642
    5. Roland E. Kidwell, Kevin C. Cox, Kathryn E. Kloepfer
      Pages 643-672
    6. Giorgia M. D’Allura, Mariasole Bannò
      Pages 747-769
  6. Strategies

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 1001-1023

About this book


This handbook is the definitive source of research on the differences among family firms. It provides a timely and thorough investigation of the variant strategies and behaviors undertaken by family firms today, taking a closer look at different configurations of family involvement and how they influence outcomes and success. While studies on differences between family and non-family firms are deeply rooted in the literature, this handbook uniquely examines the family firm heterogeneity research to date and the inner firm governance, financial and non-financial objectives, and strategies such as innovation, competitive dynamics, internationalization, and human resources management.

The handbook pulls together the work of the most prominent names in family business from around the world, separating itself from the competition both in content and geographical scope.  Future research directions provided in each chapter will spark further interdisciplinary scholarly work, and will be enlightening for researchers, educators, and practitioners who are currently limited to the narrow and exclusive literature and advance the burgeoning research on this important topic.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Esra Memili
    • 1
  • Clay Dibrell
    • 2
  1. 1.Bryan School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of North Carolina-GreensboroGreensboro, NCUSA
  2. 2.School of Business AdministrationThe University of MississippiUniversity, MSUSA

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