Alistair R. Anderson
The role of family members in entrepreneurial networks: beyond the boundaries of the family firm.
Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L.; Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah
Sarah L. Jack
Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd
Research has traditionally concentrated on formal kin involvement in the family business. This study investigates if, to what extent, and how entrepreneurs capitalised on resources embedded in the family, but beyond the formal traditionally-defined boundaries of the family firm. Employing both quantitative and qualitative approaches, the study finds that about one quarter of our samples entrepreneurial network ties were kin, and that most of these worked outside the formal family firm. These ties provided a range of very important resources, both professional and affective in nature. Such beneficial ties extend the family firm without incurring the typical hazards of external linkages.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jun 30, 2005|
|Journal||Family business review|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||ANDERSON, A.R., JACK, S.L. and DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S. 2005. The role of family members in entrepreneurial networks: beyond the boundaries of the family firm. Family business review [online], 18(2), pages 135-154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6248.2005.00037.x|
|Keywords||Family business; Family ties; Entrepreneurial networks; Resource acquisition|
ANDERSON 2005 The role of family members
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