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Family Business Studies

An Annotated Bibliography

Alfredo De Massis , Pramodita Sharma , Jess H. Chua , James J. Chrisman

Alfredo De Massis, Chair of Entrepreneurship and Family Business, Director of the Centre for Family Business, IEED, Lancaster University Management School, UK and Chairman of STEP European Leadership Council, Chair Family Business Strategic Interest Group European Academy of Management (EURAM), Institute for Family Business Research Foundation, University of Bergamo, Italy, Pramodita Sharma, University of Vermont, US, Jess H. Chua, Professor of Finance and Family Business Governance, University of Calgary, Canada and Zhejiang University, China, and James J. Chrisman, Professor of Management, Mississippi State University, US and Research Fellow, University of Alberta, Canada

2012 368 pp Hardback 978 1 78100 297 1
ebook isbn 978 1 78100 298 8

Hardback £98.00 on-line price £88.20


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‘If I had been asked to suggest the currently most-needed editorial endeavor for advancing family business studies, I would have answered with no hesitation: an up-to-date annotated bibliography. The field’s growth over the past 15 years has been so intense, that even experts who devote most of their research efforts to family business – not to mention younger scholars approaching the field – will significantly benefit from De Massis, Sharma, Chua, and Chrisman’s indispensable work.’
– Carlo Salvato, Bocconi University, Italy and Associate Editor, Family Business Review


Further information

This book catalogues the 215 most-cited empirical, theoretical, and practical articles on family business published in 33 journals since 1996. Researchers, students, and practicing managers will find it indispensable as a quick reference and guide to what we have learned about family firms. Annotations for the articles consist of: summary of key findings, research questions, contributions, and research implications. They also include a detailed description of the methodologies, empirical data, definitions, and conceptual models used. In addition, the book features chapters that review the literature, discuss how family businesses have been defined, present recent trends in family business empirical research, and provide an agenda for future research.

Scholars, researchers and PhD students in the fields of family business, entrepreneurship, organization theory, management, economics, finance, anthropology, sociology and business history will find this compendium insightful. The topics covered in the book will also prove to be essential to practitioners – both advisors and operators of family enterprises – as it will provide evidence-based knowledge on the issues and dilemmas faced by them in everyday life.

Full table of contents

Contents: Preface 1. Overview of the Contents of the Family Business Annotated Bibliography 2. State of the Art of Family Business Research with Josip Kotlar 3. Trends in Family Business Empirical Research with Josip Kotlar 4. The Family Business Annotated Bibliography Index

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