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Presents a critical and operational approach to the essence of family business
Provides a detailed account of the evolution of entrepreneurship in China’s private economy
Studies authentic cases of second-generation family businesses from China
This book presents an excellent analysis of how a family business is different from other forms of organization and especially its peculiarities in relation to entrepreneurship. Focusing on small and medium-sized second-generation Chinese family businesses this book provides an in-depth analysis on the relationship between the firms’ family attributes – or “familiness” as conceptualized in this book – and entrepreneurial processes, which leads to different outcomes. Eight cases from China are presented in this book and a dual-level approach is proposed for research on entrepreneurship in family businesses, emphasizing both firm processes and the role of individual owner-managers. Readers will also find several useful policy and practice-oriented perspectives in this book.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Case studies - China - Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurship policy - Family business - Owner-managers - SME