Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Knowledge and the Family Business

The Governance and Management of Family Firms in the New Knowledge Economy

Authors: Del Giudice, Manlio, Della Peruta, Maria Rosaria, Carayannis, Elias G.

  • First book to explore the dynamics of family business from a knowledge management perspective
  • Integrates the literature on entrepreneurship, family business, and knowledge management
  • International coverage
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Family businesses—the predominant form of business organization around the world—can make numerous, critical contributions to the economy and family well-being in both financial and qualitative terms. But dysfunctional family businesses can be difficult to manage, painful experiences at best, and they can destroy family wealth and personal relationships. This book explores the dynamics of family business management, in the context of constantly changing market conditions and the role that knowledge management plays in strategic planning and adaptation. Integrating the literature from family business, entrepreneurship, industrial psychology, and knowledge management, and with illustrative examples from a variety of enterprises, the authors address such topics as: •How family businesses can compete in the new knowledge economyHow to manage a family business when knowledge is its main assetHow to transfer knowledge (and how to keep it alive) through family generations Within this framework, the authors argue that effective resource management—especially intangible resources—is central to enabling a family-run organization to maintain a sustainable competitive advantage over time. They note that families often develop systemic, intuitive, or tacit knowledge that transcends rational decision making and needs to be recognized and nurtured as a distinctive asset. The authors demonstrate that trans-generational value is achieved when the family firm innovates and adapts itself to changing external and internal conditions. This kind of entrepreneurial performance requires dynamic capabilities and processes designed to acquire, exchange, combine and even shed knowledge and practices; and, in turn, dynamic capabilities result from mechanisms of knowledge sharing, collective learning, experience accumulation, and transfer.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Mapping the Paths Through the Handbook

    Del Giudice, Manlio (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Knowledge Management and Family Business

    Del Giudice, Manlio

    Pages 11-46

  • Learning Processes and Social Implications in Family Organizations

    Della Peruta, Maria Rosaria

    Pages 47-72

  • Family Business: Leadership and Succession

    Della Peruta, Maria Rosaria

    Pages 73-107

  • Family Business in the World

    Del Giudice, Manlio

    Pages 109-123

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-7352-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge and the Family Business
Book Subtitle
The Governance and Management of Family Firms in the New Knowledge Economy
Authors
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7353-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7353-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7352-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2766-7
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 267
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