Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Entrepreneurship in family businesses
View graph of relations

Entrepreneurship in family businesses

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

Published

Standard

Entrepreneurship in family businesses. / Howorth, Carole; Jackson, Jacqueline; Discua Cruz, Allan.

Handbook of research in small business and entrepreneurship. ed. / Elizabeth Chell; Mine Karatas-Ozkan. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2014. p. 333-357.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

Harvard

Howorth, C, Jackson, J & Discua Cruz, A 2014, Entrepreneurship in family businesses. in E Chell & M Karatas-Ozkan (eds), Handbook of research in small business and entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 333-357.

APA

Howorth, C., Jackson, J., & Discua Cruz, A. (2014). Entrepreneurship in family businesses. In E. Chell, & M. Karatas-Ozkan (Eds.), Handbook of research in small business and entrepreneurship (pp. 333-357). Edward Elgar.

Vancouver

Howorth C, Jackson J, Discua Cruz A. Entrepreneurship in family businesses. In Chell E, Karatas-Ozkan M, editors, Handbook of research in small business and entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 2014. p. 333-357

Author

Howorth, Carole ; Jackson, Jacqueline ; Discua Cruz, Allan. / Entrepreneurship in family businesses. Handbook of research in small business and entrepreneurship. editor / Elizabeth Chell ; Mine Karatas-Ozkan. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2014. pp. 333-357

Bibtex

@inbook{f05461a3e83b4229ab173f0344828c80,
title = "Entrepreneurship in family businesses",
abstract = "There is growing recognition of the prevalence of family businesses and their importance to economies throughout the world. It is estimated that, in most countries, family businesses represent two thirds or more of all businesses (Howorth, Rose and Hamilton, 2006). People are sometimes surprised to learn that some of the largest corporations are family-owned businesses, firms such as IKEA, WalMart or Haribo. Other companies are more well-known for being family businesses because they stress their family roots and use them as a marketing tool; UK readers will be familiar with the Warburton family who make a virtue of their familiness in promoting their products. For many though, family business is associated with SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) and if you look around any town, you will discover a proliferation of family-owned SMEs. The reality is that entrepreneurship is much less about the heroic individual seeking out opportunities that others cannot see (Ogbor, 2000) and more often about entrepreneurs founding and developing their enterprises along with other family members. A high percentage of entrepreneurs found their businesses in the form of family firms, and, for many more, families are an important source of resources, especially human capital (Aldrich and Cliff, 2003). Many smaller firms find it difficult to disentangle the firm from the family and there is an intertwining of family and business motivations, resources and dreams (Hamilton, 2006). Families can be crucial breeding grounds for enterprise and new businesses, very much the “oxygen that feeds the fire of entrepreneurship” (Rogoff & Heck, 2003). Indeed, any study of small enterprises that ignores the influence of family can only ever be a partial representation of reality: family firms are so prevalent throughout the world. ",
author = "Carole Howorth and Jacqueline Jackson and {Discua Cruz}, Allan",
year = "2014",
month = mar,
day = "31",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781849809238",
pages = "333--357",
editor = "Elizabeth Chell and Mine Karatas-Ozkan",
booktitle = "Handbook of research in small business and entrepreneurship",
publisher = "Edward Elgar",

}

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - Entrepreneurship in family businesses

AU - Howorth, Carole

AU - Jackson, Jacqueline

AU - Discua Cruz, Allan

PY - 2014/3/31

Y1 - 2014/3/31

N2 - There is growing recognition of the prevalence of family businesses and their importance to economies throughout the world. It is estimated that, in most countries, family businesses represent two thirds or more of all businesses (Howorth, Rose and Hamilton, 2006). People are sometimes surprised to learn that some of the largest corporations are family-owned businesses, firms such as IKEA, WalMart or Haribo. Other companies are more well-known for being family businesses because they stress their family roots and use them as a marketing tool; UK readers will be familiar with the Warburton family who make a virtue of their familiness in promoting their products. For many though, family business is associated with SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) and if you look around any town, you will discover a proliferation of family-owned SMEs. The reality is that entrepreneurship is much less about the heroic individual seeking out opportunities that others cannot see (Ogbor, 2000) and more often about entrepreneurs founding and developing their enterprises along with other family members. A high percentage of entrepreneurs found their businesses in the form of family firms, and, for many more, families are an important source of resources, especially human capital (Aldrich and Cliff, 2003). Many smaller firms find it difficult to disentangle the firm from the family and there is an intertwining of family and business motivations, resources and dreams (Hamilton, 2006). Families can be crucial breeding grounds for enterprise and new businesses, very much the “oxygen that feeds the fire of entrepreneurship” (Rogoff & Heck, 2003). Indeed, any study of small enterprises that ignores the influence of family can only ever be a partial representation of reality: family firms are so prevalent throughout the world.

AB - There is growing recognition of the prevalence of family businesses and their importance to economies throughout the world. It is estimated that, in most countries, family businesses represent two thirds or more of all businesses (Howorth, Rose and Hamilton, 2006). People are sometimes surprised to learn that some of the largest corporations are family-owned businesses, firms such as IKEA, WalMart or Haribo. Other companies are more well-known for being family businesses because they stress their family roots and use them as a marketing tool; UK readers will be familiar with the Warburton family who make a virtue of their familiness in promoting their products. For many though, family business is associated with SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) and if you look around any town, you will discover a proliferation of family-owned SMEs. The reality is that entrepreneurship is much less about the heroic individual seeking out opportunities that others cannot see (Ogbor, 2000) and more often about entrepreneurs founding and developing their enterprises along with other family members. A high percentage of entrepreneurs found their businesses in the form of family firms, and, for many more, families are an important source of resources, especially human capital (Aldrich and Cliff, 2003). Many smaller firms find it difficult to disentangle the firm from the family and there is an intertwining of family and business motivations, resources and dreams (Hamilton, 2006). Families can be crucial breeding grounds for enterprise and new businesses, very much the “oxygen that feeds the fire of entrepreneurship” (Rogoff & Heck, 2003). Indeed, any study of small enterprises that ignores the influence of family can only ever be a partial representation of reality: family firms are so prevalent throughout the world.

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9781849809238

SP - 333

EP - 357

BT - Handbook of research in small business and entrepreneurship

A2 - Chell, Elizabeth

A2 - Karatas-Ozkan, Mine

PB - Edward Elgar

CY - Cheltenham

ER -