It is estimated that family businesses comprise between sixty and ninety percent of all firms in Europe and the US. This book makes an important contribution to the understanding of small family firms by bringing together a number of key themes in management/organization studies.
Reviewing a range of theoretical approaches, examining key literature and drawing from an international range of primary research, it also points to the future of research in this arena, and indicates how support and policy initiatives may be directed in the future.
Part 1: The Rationality Discourse in Studies of the Small, Family Business
Part 2: A Resource-Based Discourse in Studies of the Small, Family Business
Part 3: A Critical Discourse in Studies of the Small, Family Business