Patterns in strategy formation in a family firm

Ibrahim, A., McGuire, J., Soufani, Khaled and Poutziouris, P. (2004) Patterns in strategy formation in a family firm International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 10 (1/2). pp. 127-140.

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Abstract: Despite the fact that about 90 percent of all the businesses in the US and Canada are family-owned and operated, very little research has been undertaken on how strategy is shaped in family businesses. This paper tracks strategy in two family firms since their inception to their present third generation management, to investigate the unique factors influencing strategy in family businesses. The paper accentuates issues relating to the intensive grooming process and the involvement of the different family and non-family members in the strategic decision making processes of the family business.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family firms; Strategic change; Succession planning
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N216 Entrepreneurship
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1108/13552550410521416
Faculties: Brighton Business School
Depositing User: business editor
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2013 14:04

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