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International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business

International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business (IJGSB)

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International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business (2 papers in press)

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  • Contented family business: the case of soaked meatball in Turkey   Order a copy of this article
    by Erhan Atay, Serkan Bayraktaroglu, Mustafa Aras 
    Abstract: The case of soaked meatball (Islama Kofte) is selected to represent the unique model of small business management focusing on the contented business model or non-growth business model where instead of growth and expansion, preservation of quality and values guide the business strategy. The dynamics and driving factors of small family businesses imbued with local, cultural characteristics are presented from oral history accounts obtained from conversations with early founders who are still alive and present owners. It has been revealed that these family businesses, which have been providing region-specific services for years and preferring not to grow, have followed specific business strategies. Contrary to the general belief that business nature is expanding, family firms in this study prefer not to grow and are content with their small business from generation to generation.
    Keywords: family business; local food; non-growth strategy; contended family business; Turkey.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJGSB.2023.10057504
  • International opportunity perspective on internationalisation of family firms in developing countries   Order a copy of this article
    by Nidal A. Darwish 
    Abstract: This exploratory study employed multiple case-based approaches to explore and advance our understanding of how family firms recognise international opportunities in developing countries. As such, we adopted eight Palestinian family firms from different manufacturing sectors, choosing family entrepreneurs as a unit of analysis. The current study aims to improve our understanding of how network ties as a source of information influence family firms’ international opportunity recognition in developing countries. Furthermore, the study seeks to understand how family firms’ internationalisation in developing countries differs from those in developed countries. The results imply that family entrepreneurs recognise international opportunities relying on both social and business ties, but business ties seem more significant and influential. The findings also indicated that the family entrepreneurs have been proactive in their attempts to enter international markets. Moreover, family entrepreneurs in developing countries are more proactive than those in developed countries.
    Keywords: international opportunity recognition; networks ties; internationalisation of family firms; developing countries.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJGSB.2023.10057970