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Mentoring and perpetuating the entrepreneurial spirit within family business by telling contingent stories.

Smith, Rob

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Rob Smith



Abstract

Family businesses do not perpetuate themselves. Entrepreneurs must nurture and propagate the values that led to the creation of the very thing most precious to them”their business. This of course depends on stability. Nor do these cherished values propagate themselves. To be made meaningful for others, and for future generations, family experiences, values, and achievements must be communicated to others via language, narrative and storytelling, or other forms embedded in the narrative such as symbols. Often a variety of different socially constructed stories may be necessary contingent upon situation, purpose, or need.

Citation

SMITH, R. 2009. Mentoring and perpetuating the entrepreneurial spirit within family business by telling contingent stories. New England journal of entrepreneurship [online], 12(2), pages 27-40. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/NEJE-12-02-2009-B003

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2009
Online Publication Date Mar 1, 2009
Publication Date Dec 31, 2009
Deposit Date Nov 18, 2009
Publicly Available Date Nov 18, 2009
Journal New England journal of entrepreneurship
Print ISSN 2574-8904
Electronic ISSN 2574-8904
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 2
Pages 27-40
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/NEJE-12-02-2009-B003
Keywords Entrepreneurial narrative; Familial fable; Mentorial tales; Dynastic tales; Contingent stories; Biographical analysis
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/440

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