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Type: Journal article
Title: Incorporating the family dynamic into the entrepreneurship process
Author: Craig, J.
Lindsay, N.
Citation: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 2002; 9(4):416-430
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 1462-6004
Organisation: Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre
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Justin Craig, Noel J. Lindsay
Abstract: This research furthers our understanding of the interaction between the fields of entrepreneurship and family business. It presents a framework that introduces the family dynamic to Timmons’ driving forces model of entrepreneurship. The framework highlights the influence of the family in the entrepreneurship process and the importance of the fit among the three driving forces and the family. It highlights the importance of, and the pivotal roles played by, outside boards of directors when entrepreneurial activities are undertaken by family businesses. Using extracts from interviews with family and non-family executives and board members, the research employs a single case study that describes an actual series of events to provide a practical application of the theory.
Keywords: Entrepreneurialism; Family firms; Modelling
Rights: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
RMID: 0020064226
DOI: 10.1108/14626000210450586
Appears in Collections:Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre publications

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