Emphasises the importance of a longitudinal approach to the the family business group
Underlines the entrepreneurship perspective to understanding the family business group, and analyses entrepreneurial processes
Seeks to provide tools for understanding the dynamics of a complex business system, and outlines a future research agenda
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Table of contents (15 chapters)
Theoretical and Methodological Reflections
The Emergence of Family Business Groups Through Portfolio Entrepreneurship
Complexity and the Development of Family Business Groups
Family Business Groups in Different Local Contexts
About this book
This edited collection analyses the unexplored concept of the family business group, evaluating the opportunities and advantages that it creates for entrepreneurs. Raising a number of important questions, the authors construct a new research agenda for the complex topic of the family business group, which will ultimately assess its contribution towards the economy and society in general. The chapters provide a core understanding of the phenomenon and cover its formation, nature and complexities, as well as offering a holistic perspective and exploring factors such as scale, size and regional contexts. A useful tool for those researching small businesses, organisation, and business strategy, this book highlights the key advantages of family business group structures in both developed and developing countries, and local and national contexts.
- transgenerational entrepreneurship
- family identity
- business structure
- global economy
- local economy
Editors and Affiliations
School of Engineering Science Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lahti, Finland
Marita Rautiainen, Timo Pihkala
Business School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Strategy and General Management Department, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Maria José Parada
Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK
Allan Discua Cruz
About the editors
Marita Rautiainen is a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Engineering Science at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland. With a background as an entrepreneur, Marita teaches entrepreneurship theory and family business, and her research focuses on the development of the family business group.
Peter Rosa is the George David Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He specialises in portfolio entrepreneurship and family business groups in Europe and East Africa.
Timo Pihkala is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland, where he is currently Head of the Entrepreneurship Masters programme. His research interests revolve around entrepreneurship education, SME innovation, small business networks, and family business and ownership.
Maria José Parada is a Lecturer in the Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE, Spain. She is also Co-Director of the ESADE Family Business Lab, having previously studied at ESADE Business School and Jönköping International Business School, Sweden.
Allan Discua Cruz is a Lecturer in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Lancaster University Management School, UK. He has published on the topics of portfolio entrepreneurship and family business groups in Latin America.
Book Title: The Family Business Group Phenomenon
Book Subtitle: Emergence and Complexities
Editors: Marita Rautiainen, Peter Rosa, Timo Pihkala, Maria José Parada, Allan Discua Cruz
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-98541-1Published: 09 November 2018
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-07504-0Published: 25 January 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-98542-8Published: 30 October 2018
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXIII, 400
Number of Illustrations: 24 b/w illustrations