The SAGE Handbook of Family Business
- Leif Melin - Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
- Mattias Nordqvist - Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
- Pramodita Sharma - University of Vermont, USA
Edited by the leading figures in family business studies, with contributions and editorial board support from the most prominent scholars in the field, this Handbook reflects on the development and current status of family enterprise research in terms of applied theories, methods, topics investigated, and perspectives on the field's future.
The SAGE Handbook of Family Business is divided into following six sections, allowing for ease of navigation while gaining a multi-dimensional perspective and understanding of the field.
Part I: Theoretical perspectives in family business studies
Part II: Major issues in family business studies
Part III: Entrepreneurial and managerial aspects in family business studies
Part IV: Behavioral and organizational aspects in family business studies
Part V: Methods in use in family business studies
Part VI: The future of the field of family business studies
By including critical reflections and presenting possible alternative perspectives and theories, this Handbook contributes to the framing of future research on family enterprises around the world. It is an invaluable resource for current and future scholars interested in understanding the unique dynamics of family enterprises under the rubric of entrepreneurship, strategic management, organization theory, accounting, marketing or other related areas.
The SAGE Handbook of Family Business is must-reading for anyone interested in the field of family business - scholars, consultants, and practitioners alike. The volume represents the best in theoretical grounding, critical research findings, and managerial information required to better understand, study and operate family firms. It also outlines promising paths for future research. Bravo to the authors and editors.
In this work some of the foremost research leaders in the field of Family Business have attracted and compiled manuscripts from a very strong set of contributing researchers. It provides a comprehensive, insightful and current overview of the field from theoretical, methodological and empirical vantage points as well as discussions of critical issues and ways forward.
"The academic field of family business has been growing dramatically in recent years and the research in this field has enjoyed major advances in both quantity and quality. As such, there is need for a compendium of research on family business. This volume satisfies this need providing a thorough examination of the theory, content and design of family business research. The authors read like a “who’s who in family business scholarship”. It is a critical resource for all researchers and students interested in family business. This volume is a must read for all family business scholars."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Introduction: Scope, Evolution and Future of Family Business Studies