Family business: institutional framework and entrepreneurial power
by Piero Mastroberardino, Claudio Nigro, Giuseppe Calabrese, Flora Cortese, Gemma Carolillo
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business (IJGSB), Vol. 3, No. 4, 2009

Abstract: This paper refers to family business as a useful theme in order to explore some critical issues related to the firm seen as an organisational entity. It starts with a review of some consolidated defining approaches to family business, placing them within the widest currents of business management and social sciences branches, and then it adds some reflections in the light of the 'political' and new-institutionalist models. In the end, we here propose a research plan on family business that could be tested in the future in order to verify some research hypotheses based on the combination of the most significant political and new institutionalist assumptions.

Online publication date: Thu, 18-Mar-2010

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