Understanding the Family Business

Author: Keanon Alderson
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606491695
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book will provide readers with an introductory overview of family business, the most prevalent form of business in the world. The differences between family and non-family businesses are emphasized in this book, and there are several key audiences: As a supplemental text for university undergraduate or graduate level courses such as small business management, introduction to business, entrepreneurship, or family studies. Members of family businesses will benefit from the book as an introduction to the unique nature of family businesses. Professional advisors to family firms such as accountants, attorneys, bankers, insurance providers, and financial services professionals may develop a better understanding of their clients. Suppliers to family businesses will gain insight to this important business customer. Much of the literature on family business is from the United States; an attempt has been made to present relevant international information, as well. The authors uniquely include just how to define a family business and provide an overview of family business. They also include the many differences between a family owned business and a non-family owned business; the major family business theories; how family firms make business decisions; and effective family business governance and use of advisors and boards. This book will be a useful and much-needed tool for so many people, and the authors conclude this book with future research to advance the study of family business.

Nachfolgefinanzierung bergabe von kleinen und mittleren Familienunternehmen Einfluss der strategischen Entscheidungen

Author: Michael Bernhard Ehrmann
Publisher: disserta Verlag
ISBN: 3959353189
Format: PDF
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Die Arbeit untersucht auf Grundlage eines eigenen theoretischen Bezugsrahmens, generiert aus Finanzierungs- und Entscheidungstheorien sowie analysierten empirischen Studien, den Einfluss strategischer Entscheidungen der beteiligten Akteure auf die Nachfolgefinanzierung. Insbesondere werden dabei die Konflikte zwischen Übergeber und Übernehmer hinsichtlich der Lösung strategischer Probleme berücksichtigt. Im Vordergrund stehen geplante (begonnene) oder noch laufende (nicht abgeschlossene) familieninterne Nachfolgeprozesse in kleinen und mittleren eigentümergeführten Familienunternehmen (KMFU). Die Arbeit verfolgt eine explorative Vorgehensweise, mit Anwendung eines qualitativen (Leitfaden) und quantitativen (Fragebogen) Forschungsverfahrens. Die Arbeit liefert nicht nur einen Beitrag zur Theorie von Familienunternehmen mit ihren spezifischen Einflussfaktoren, sondern gibt auch praktische Hinweise zum strategischen Management der Nachfolgefinanzierung in KMFU.

Entrepreneurial Management

Author: Christian Marxt
Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
ISBN: 3838261542
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Der vorliegende Band behandelt das Thema „Entrepreneurial Management“ aus verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen wie auch praxisbezogenen Sichtweisen. Dazu haben die Herausgeber zu Ehren von Prof. Dr. Urs Baldegger eine Auswahl von Beiträgen von Autoren zusammengestellt, die diesen während seiner langjährigen und überaus erfolgreichen Tätigkeit als Wissenschaftler und Dozent an der Universität St. Gallen, der Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Chur und an der Universität Liechtenstein begleitet und mit ihm zusammengearbeitet haben.Der promovierte Absolvent der Universität St. Gallen, Offizier des Schweizer Militärs und Pionier des „Action-Learning“-Ansatzes Urs Baldegger hat ohne jeden Zweifel die Entrepreurship-Ausbildung im deutschsprachigen Raum in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten geprägt wie kein anderer, was im vergangenen Jahr in einem hervorragenden 2. Platz für die Universität Liechtenstein im Uni-Ranking 2009 zur akademischen Gründungsförderung für die Schweiz, Österreich und das FürstentumLiechtenstein resultierte.Der vorliegende Sammelband bringt 24 Autoren von 11 verschiedenen Hochschulen aus den vier deutschsprachigen Ländern zusammen, die zu Ehren von Prof. Dr. Baldegger 13 Artikel zu dessen Schwerpunktthema in Forschung und Lehre - Entrepreneurial Management - verfasst haben.

International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship

Author: Sandra L. Fielden
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1845425588
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sandra Fielden and Marilyn Davidson, already well known for their contributions to gender issues in management, have brought together an absorbing collection of articles that serve to enhance our understanding of a complex area within organisation studies. . . this particular Handbook is not a mere glossary. The editors provide a forum for scholarly works in a specialised area of small business and entrepreneurship research. And the International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship provides a rich resource collectively, the papers serve to summarise and re-examine much of the relevant research to date. . . an accessible book that follows a logical and coherent pattern. . . the range of this book is significant, and the accomplishment considerable. . . the International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship is a serious contribution to a niche area of entrepreneurship scholarship. The editors and authors have established a place for women in the literature, confirming that gender issues cannot be dismissed as a mere adjunct to the broader field of entrepreneurship study. This collection offers the reader intelligent engagement with the range of research and ways of knowing about women and entrepreneurship. Established scholars will find much of interest, and we would also confidently recommend the Handbook to interested newcomers. Robyn Walker and Kate Lewis, Women in Management Review Sandra L. Fielden and Marilyn J. Davidson have put a great deal of work into producing this compilation of scientific studies on women and small business entrepreneurship. In this book, the editors have managed to put together an excellent compilation of studies that look at topics that have aroused the highest interest in this field in recent years. . . It offers a good balance between theory and practice-oriented studies and presents an academic viewpoint that comes extremely close to the real, current situation of this phenomenon. This book therefore provides a useful tool both for the academic community in general and for students, particularly at a postgraduate or doctorate level, who wish to gain a state-of-the-art overview of this business phenomenon. It may also be put to good use by women in management and entrepreneurship as well as policymakers and small service providers, given its high empirical content, supported by a sound empirical framework, which deals with real-life issues for women who wish to start up and manage their own businesses. María Ángeles Escribá Moreno, Entrepreneurship Management . . . a truly international, unique and impressive contribution to our knowledge and understanding of issues for females starting, running and growing businesses. . . an important read for anyone with an interest in female entrepreneurship, including researchers, support agents and policymakers. Moreover, this book may be of interest to those concerned with the theoretical development of the study of entrepreneurship. Laura Galloway, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation . . . this book can be recommended as an insightful and interesting work on women s entrepreneurship from a broad perspective. Wing Lam, International Small Business Journal This truly international Handbook makes a significant contribution to the field of women s entrepreneurship by broadening the scope of the conversation, hearing voices that are often unheard, and providing a framework that organizes the current body of knowledge but also presents pathways for future research and practice. Patricia G. Greene, Babson College, US This Handbook is a breakthrough collection. Women worldwide are now starting small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures at a faster rate than men. Though small in size, these initiatives represent a significant factor in economic growth, highlighting their importance. This collection sheds light on the motivations, personality and behaviors of women entrepreneurs, the constrai

Managing Small Business

Author: Carlos W. Moore
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9780324662894
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Backed by a loyal following, MANAGING SMALL BUSINESS: An Entrepreneurial Emphasis, 14e, continues to lead the market. With its comprehensive approach, precedent-setting coverage, innovative tools, real-world emphasis, and superior package, MSB remains an unparalleled resource for shaping future generations of small business owners and entrepreneurs. An excellent resource for small business management, entrepreneurship, and hybrid courses (especially with our custom options), MSB combines fundamentals of business management with an emphasis on teaching aspiring business owners not only how to start a business but also how to manage, grow, and harvest one--the full business cycle. Featuring an integrated learning system, MSB continues to place emphasis on the business plan, offering many ways to assign it. Through mini cases, comprehensive cases, text exercises, and online activities, students are put in the role of decision maker to sharpen their understanding of chapter concepts. MSB also captures the excitement of small business with multimedia tools such as "Small Business School" video cases, online case analysis, and the Small Business Resource Center's robust collection of relevant articles. It's no wonder that MSB is the book that students retain long after the course is over.

Understanding Family Businesses

Author: ALAN CARSRUD
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461409113
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Businesses owned and operated by families constitute the vast majority of firms around the world. These firms are found in all industrial segments, from retail and service establishments to heavy manufacturers. Their sizes and revenues range from the smallest venture of a husband and wife roadside food stall in rural India to the largest multinational, highly diversified corporations in the United States and Europe. Many challenges, such as competition, regulation, environmental concerns, access to capital, and macroeconomic factors confront family and nonfamily firms alike. In addition, family and closely-held firms grapple with such issues of succession, continuity, conflict resolution, identity and organizational roles, estate and financial planning that are idiosyncratic to them; when psychological, social, and emotional factors are in play, constantly changing familial relationships influence the strategic and financial choices they make. Yet, there has been comparatively little theoretical or empirical research undertaken on family firms, relative to entrepreneurship and strategic management. This book addresses gaps in the literature by presenting a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of family business that draws from such fields as psychology, anthropology, sociology, strategy, family therapy, family studies, wealth management, and international business. An international array of experts addresses both macro issues (including the role of family businesses in new business creation and economic development, influences of culture on family business, public policies that can encourage or threaten family business) and firm management (strategic and financial decision making, governance, entering and exiting). Featuring case studies from firms in a variety of industries, Understanding Family Businesses not only offers provocative new insights on family business dynamics, but outlines an agenda for future research.

Small Business Management Launching and Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures

Author: Justin Longenecker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111532877
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Help your students realize their dreams of small business success with Longenecker’s market-leading text SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: LAUNCHING AND GROWING ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES, 16e. This popular text continues to lead with its comprehensive approach, precedent-setting coverage, innovative tools, engaging examples, and integrated resource package. SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 16E delves into the fundamentals of business management with an emphasis on how to start a business as well as how to manage, grow, and harvest one--the full business cycle. The book’s thorough emphasis on building the business plan offers a full complement of chapters plus a full business plan that gives you flexibility in assignment options. All-new cases, proven exercises, and online activities place students in the role of decision makers to sharpen their understanding of concepts. Unforgettable examples, exciting video cases, and coverage of the most current developments in business management today keep this engaging text as current and practical now as it was when it led the market in its first edition 50 years ago. Each edition builds upon past strengths with new innovations and breakthrough developments. This edition captures the excitement of small business with multimedia resources; from popular video cases and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Center’s robust collection of business-related articles and resources to SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ONLINE student learning tools. SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 16E provides the valuable resources your students will reference and rely upon throughout their entire business careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Research on Family Business

Author: Panikkos Poutziouris
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847204392
Format: PDF, Mobi
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. . . this Handbook is a good example . . . for those interested in giving a more articulated and solid flavour to their research. Andrea Colli, Business History The authors have taken a lot of pain in putting this Handbook together. As the name indicates, this is an excellent Handbook for researchers. Global Business Review The Handbook of Research on Family Business has collected and synthesized a broad variety of topics by notable researchers who share a common dedication to family business research. This Handbook provides a comprehensive treatment that advances the frontiers of knowledge in family business, provoking valuable thoughts and discussion. The Handbook serves as both an authoritative and comprehensive reference work for researchers investigating family enterprises. A. Bakr Ibrahim, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Although family business research is a young discipline it is both necessary and important. For the wellbeing and future development of our society the survival of prosperous and passionate family business entrepreneurs is indispensable. In order to help the families in business to better understand how to succeed with their enterprises we need qualified and updated research. This book is the answer! Hans-Jacob Bonnier, Bonnier Business Press Group, Sweden and 6th Generation Chairman of the Family Business Network International This Handbook is a unique compilation of the most important and the best recent family business research. The field has grown so rapidly that this effort will be a mark for the research to follow. The Handbook of Research on Family Business will be the reference for scholars in family business for many years to come. It will also stimulate new ideas in research. John L. Ward, IMD, Switzerland and Northwestern University, US The Handbook of Research on Family Business provides a comprehensive first port of call for those wishing to survey progress in the theory and practice of family business research. In response to the extensive growth of family business as a topic of academic inquiry, the principal objective of the Handbook is to provide an authoritative and scholarly overview of current thinking in this multidisciplinary field. The contributors examine recent advances in the study of family business, which has undertaken significant strides in terms of theory building, empirical rigour, development of sophisticated survey instruments, systematic measurement of family business activity, use of alternative research methodologies and deployment of robust tools of analysis. A wide selection of empirical studies addressing the current family business research agenda are presented, and issues and topics explored include: validation of the protagonist role that family firms play in social-economic spheres; operational and definitional issues surrounding what constitutes a family business; historical development of the field of family business; methodologies encompassing micro and macro perspectives; challenges to the orthodox microeconomic view of homo-economicus firms by highlighting the virtues of family influence and social capital. Comprising contributions from leading researchers credited with shaping the family business agenda, this Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for students, researchers, academics and practitioners involved with the family business arena.

The SAGE Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Author: Robert Blackburn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473988098
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The SAGE Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship offers state-of-the-art chapters on all aspects of this rapidly-evolving discipline. Original contributions from the best international scholars map the development of Entrepreneurship as an academic field, explore its key current debates and research methods, and also consider its future directions. PART ONE: THE PEOPLE AND THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PROCESSES PART TWO: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION PART THREE: ENTREPRENEURIAL MILIEU PART FOUR: RESEARCHING SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP This handbook will be the leading reference book for Entrepreneurship academics and researchers, as well as those from other associated disciplines including business and management, psychology, marketing, sociology and anthropology.

The Family Business in Tourism and Hospitality

Author: Donald Getz
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851999227
Format: PDF, ePub
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The family business is a global phenomenon, and is particularly prominent in tourism and hospitality. In many cases, the family business was developed for the purpose of facilitating personal and family goals. For example, in rural areas, farmers can use tourism as a way to generate additional income, thereby remaining in the area and retaining family property. Running a bed and breakfast establishment is a way to mix family and work. Lifestyle, locational and autonomy motives are the norm, but profit and growth-oriented entrepreneurs are also found within family businesses.This book is the first academic treatment of family business issues within the tourism and hospitality industry. It provides comprehensive assessment of ownership, management and family-related concerns across the entire business and family life cycle. Many new international case studies of real family businesses are used to illustrate key points. The book will be of significant interest to researchers and students in tourism and hospitality, small business and entrepreneurship studies, as well as to owners and potential investors in family businesses.