Family Businesses’ Growth

Unpacking the Black Box

  • Laura K.C. Seibold

Part of the Familienunternehmen und KMU book series (KMU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Laura K. C. Seibold
    Pages 1-25
  3. Laura K. C. Seibold
    Pages 167-212
  4. Laura K. C. Seibold
    Pages 287-311
  5. Laura K. C. Seibold
    Pages 313-324
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-387

About this book


Growth is one of the central strategic topics in management science. A growing enterprise embodies success and growth supports the longevity of the business. In her book Laura Seibold provides an overview of the literature on general growth components and different theoretical growth models with a special focus on family enterprises. The author formulates a comprehensive model of how growth can be achieved in family firms. This derived model combines the insights from general growth theory, family specific literature and the insights of top family firm leaders.


  • Goal Cascade of Family Enterprise´s Strategy
  • Family Enterprises as Research Objects
  • Theoretical Side: Results, Model Building and Discussion
  • The Practical Side: Pragmatic-Normative Implications

Target Groups

  • Scholars and students of business sciences, family enterprise scholars
  • Manager and owners of family enterprises

About the Author

Laura Seibold studied business administration and economics at the Universities of Frankfurt, Vancouver and Friedrichshafen. In her studies she focused on growth of large well-established family business which show growth spurts in later generation. She is member of a German business family, operating in mechanical and software engineering.


Family Business Growth Growth Theory Grounded Theory General Growth of Enterprises Survival of Firms Longevity of Firms Law of Three Generations

Authors and affiliations

  • Laura K.C. Seibold
    • 1
  1. 1.LöchgauGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-29395-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-29396-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1174
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1182
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