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

  • Tanja Leppäaho
    • 1
  • Jaakko Metsola
    • 2
  1. 1.LUT UniversityLappeenrantaFinland
  2. 2.LUT UniversityLappeenrantaFinland

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