The Strategic Use of Historical Narratives in the Family Business

  • Rania LabakiEmail author
  • Fabian Bernhard
  • Ludovic Cailluet


Family business narratives connect the past, present, and future. This chapter offers an initial conceptualization of the parts of narratives dedicated to myths, through a systems view of the family business. Bridging literatures from different fields ranging from history to strategic management, family psychotherapy, and anthropology, we suggest a dynamic process of myth formation and transformation along with its impact on both family and business systems over the life cycle.


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  • Rania Labaki
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fabian Bernhard
    • 1
  • Ludovic Cailluet
    • 1
  1. 1.EDHEC Family Business CenterEDHEC Business SchoolRoubaixFrance

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