Title: An overview of research issues on family businesses in China

Authors: Jess H. Chua, James J. Chrisman

Addresses: Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada. ' Department of Management & Information Systems, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762-9581, USA; Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2R6, Canada

Abstract: This overview is based substantially on a speech given at the 2010 Family Business Forum of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy at Zhuhai, China. Its purpose is to outline what the authors believe are the most important and distinctive research issues about family firms in China.

Keywords: China; research issues; succession; ownership; professionalisation; agency theory; enterprise; Zhuhai; management practice; family businesses.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2010.036827

International Journal of Management Practice, 2010 Vol.4 No.3, pp.220 - 233

Published online: 11 Nov 2010 *

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