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Family entrepreneurship as a field of research: exploring its contours and contents.

Randerson, Kathleen; Bettinelli, Cristina; Fayolle, Alain; Anderson, Alistair R.

Authors

Kathleen Randerson

Cristina Bettinelli

Alain Fayolle

Alistair R. Anderson

Abstract

This research note presents some food for thought about linking and relating the family, family business and entrepreneurship fields. Although each field has developed an important body of knowledge and some work has been done at the intersections, we show that many important questions remain unanswered. We first offer a brief review of the main research streams and perspectives in the topic areas, shedding light on the significant contributions and highlighting some outstanding research questions. We then examine the intersection of all three fields and offer recommendations on how these might be researched. We propose theories, perspectives, methods, epistemological stances as well as interesting questions for further investigation.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 30, 2015
Journal Journal of family business strategy
Print ISSN 1877-8585
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 143-154
Institution Citation RANDERSON, K., BETTINELLIB, C., FAYOLLE, A. and ANDERSON, A. 2015. Family entrepreneurship as a field of research: exploring its contours and contents. Journal of family business strategy [online], 6(3), pages 143-154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.08.002
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.08.002
Keywords Family business; Family; Entrepreneurship; Family entrepreneurship; Field of research

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