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Family Enterprise in the Asia Pacific

Exploring Transgenerational Entrepreneurship in Family Firms Edited by Kevin Au, Associate Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Justin B. Craig, Co-Director, Australian Centre for Family Business, Bond University, Australia and K. Ramachandran, Thomas Schmidheiny Chair Professor of Family Business and Wealth Management, Indian School of Business, India
This book analyzes the findings reported in the first Asia Pacific summit of the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) project. Researchers in Australia, China, and India discussed eleven in-depth case studies to shed light on the challenges that business families and family businesses faced in continuing and extending their entrepreneurial capabilities across multiple generations.
In Association with the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices Program
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: $120.00 Web: $108.00
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84844 792 9
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  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Business
  • Business and Management
  • Asia Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
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This book analyzes the findings reported in the first Asia Pacific summit of the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) project. Researchers in Australia, China, and India discussed eleven in-depth case studies to shed light on the challenges that business families and family businesses faced in continuing and extending their entrepreneurial capabilities across multiple generations.

Based on a common research framework from STEP, each chapter introduces key findings and challenges existing theory, offering answers to two broad questions in the Asia Pacific context: How do business families and family businesses generate and sustain entrepreneurial performance across generations and how does entrepreneurial performance relate to the continuity, growth and transgenerational entrepreneurship of business families and family businesses? In doing so, the authors look at key issues faced by family business including dealing with communication issues across generations, resolving conflict between siblings, preparing and luring younger generations back to family business, and professionalization of business. The chapters go beyond the succession and governance challenges and explore the processes and outcomes of entrepreneurship in the Austral–Asian family context.

Academics, teachers and students in business and management, entrepreneurship and family business, and Asian studies will find this path-breaking book of great value, as will libraries, policymakers and consultants.
Contributors: K. Au, S.-J. Chen, W. Chen, H.-M. Chung, J.B. Craig, M. Fu, W. Irava, R. Jha, W. Li, X. Li, Y. Li, D. Lin, Y. Lu, K. Moores, M. Morris, K. Ramachandran, B. Ren, S. Waiker, J. Ward, B. Yang, K.S. Yeh, H. Zhu
Contents:

Preface
Jess H. Chua

1. Introduction
Kevin Au, Justin B. Craig and Kavil Ramachandran

2. The Mok Family of Hong Kong: Incubating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Kevin Au

3. Lee Kum Kee Corp. Ltd (HK): 120 Years and Going Strong
Xinchun Li, Hang Zhu, Wenting Chen and Mimi Fu

4. The Sun Family (Dawu Group): Passing the Helm to the Wise
Bing Ren, Bin Yang and Ya Li

5. Menshy Battery’s Chen Family: An Overseas Educated Generation Turns to Export
Weiwen Li, Yuan Lu, Danming Lin and Kevin Au

6. The Han Family: The Next Generation Forges a New Path for the Jong-Shyn Shipbuilding Company
Hsi-Mei Chung, Kuang S. Yeh and Shyh-Jer Chen

7. The Deague Family: Learning Entrepreneurship through Osmosis
Justin Craig, Wayne Irava and Ken Moores

8. The Belcher Family Gain Legitimacy in a New Industry: Sailing into the Unknown
Justin Craig, Wayne Irava and Ken Moores

9. Incremental Entrepreneurship: Best Practice Professionalization Across Generations
Mervyn Morris

10. Twin Brothers in Arms Learn the Family Business
Justin Craig, Wayne Irava and Ken Moores

11. GMR Group: A Case of Serial Entrepreneurship
Kavil Ramachandran, John Ward, Sachin Waiker and Rachna Jha

12. The Shakti Group: Keeping the Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive in the Second Generation
Kavil Ramachandran

Index