Quotation Frank, Hermann, Süss-Reyes, Julia, Fuetsch, Elena, Keßler, Alexander. 2019. Introducing the enterpriseness of business families: A research agenda. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Heterogeneity among Family Firms, Hrsg. Esra Memili, Clay Dibrell , 263-296. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.




The paper describes a research agenda for business families. The family has received little attention in family business research. Business families are faced with demands from family and business, which need to be managed in a way that neither the family nor the business is discriminated in the long run. Business families develop “enterpriseness” by accepting business-related rules. The enterpriseness of business families captures the business’ influence on the family and deals with the potential liability of complexity of business families. Based on the dimensions involvement, essence and identity enterpriseness is conceptualized and a set of fundamental research questions is developed.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Introducing the enterpriseness of business families: A research agenda
Title of whole publication The Palgrave Handbook of Heterogeneity among Family Firms
Editor Esra Memili, Clay Dibrell
Page from 263
Page to 296
Location Cham
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Year 2019
Reviewed? Y
URL https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/978-3-319-77676-7.pdf
ISBN 978-3-319-77676-
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/978-3-319-77676-7.pdf


Frank, Hermann (Details)
Süss-Reyes, Julia (Former researcher)
Fuetsch, Elena (Former researcher)
Keßler, Alexander (Details)
Research Institute for Family Business FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
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