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International Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses

José C. Casillas, Associate Professor of Management, Francisco J. Acedo, Assistant Professor of Management and Ana M. Moreno, Lecturer of Management, University of Seville, Spain
International Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses illustrates that family firms have always been active agents in the global economy and that their participation in the international competitive dynamic will only increase in the coming years. Indeed many of the large multinational firms that dominate today’s world markets were founded as, and continue to be, family firms. The authors document the particularities of the family business phenomenon from a holistic, multi-paradigmatic, and global viewpoint.
Extent: 352 pp
Hardback Price: $160.00 Web: $144.00
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84542 879 2
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • International Business
International Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses illustrates that family firms have always been active agents in the global economy and that their participation in the international competitive dynamic will only increase in the coming years. Indeed many of the large multinational firms that dominate today’s world markets were founded as, and continue to be, family firms. The authors document the particularities of the family business phenomenon from a holistic, multi-paradigmatic, and global viewpoint.

The book integrates intensive studies of family business that encompass wide-ranging areas of research and contexts, including psychology, sociology, organizational behaviour, financial studies, strategic management and internationalization. Practical examples and case studies of multinational family firms underpin the exploratory empirical research.

Academics, researchers and students of international business, and more specifically, family business will find much to interest in them in this book, as will entrepreneurs and practitioners with a vested interest in the family firm.
‘This book is a great addition to the literature on international entrepreneurship. . . I would recommend the book as a great resource to anyone interested in family businesses and to those in particular who want a global perspective of family businesses.’
– Vanessa Ratten, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
Contents: Part I: Introduction 1. International Entrepreneurship of Family Firms: Research Process Part II: Antecedents 2. The Family Business 3. Globalization and Growth Strategies for Family Businesses 4. International Family Businesses: Literature Review and Proposal Part III: Determinants of International Entrepreneurship of Family Business 5. Environmental Influences on the Internationalization of the Family Business 6. International Entrepreneurship at the Founder Stage: Characteristics of the Founder–Owner 7. Succession and International Entrepreneurshiip I: The Succession Process 8. Succession and International Entrepreneurship II: Antecedents, Context and Successor 9. Other Resources for International Entrepreneurship in Family Business Part IV: Conclusion and Case Studies 10. Dimensions of International Entrepreneurship and Family Business Internationalization 11. Seven Family Multinational Histories 12. Conclusion Bibliography Index