Int. J. of Entrepreneurial Venturing   »   2010 Vol.2, No.3/4

 

 

Title: Toward a better understanding of family enterprising

 

Author: Mervyn J. Morris, Justin B. Craig

 

Addresses:
School of Management, Queensland University of Technology, Level 9, Z Block, G.P.O. Box 2434, Brisbane, Queensland, 4001, Australia.
School of Business, Bond University, University Drive, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

 

Abstract: By integrating stewardship theory and entrepreneurial orientation perspectives we contribute to the understanding of the concept of family enterprising. Using excerpts from a single case study we provide insight into how a third generation Australian family has evolved and transformed by embracing the notion of family enterprising, which, we suggest, places them in a strong position for sustainability across generations.

 

Keywords: family businesses; stewardship; entrepreneurial orientation; family enterprising; Australia; third generation families; sustainability; Dennis Family Corporation; property development; entrepreneurial venturing; business ventures; entrepreneurs; entrepreneurship; entrepreneurialism; family firms.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2010.037115

 

Int. J. of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2010 Vol.2, No.3/4, pp.308 - 319

 

Available online: 25 Nov 2010

 

 

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