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Entrepreneurship and family business success factors

Entrepreneurship and family business success factors

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2016) Entrepreneurship and family business success factors. Effective Executive, XIX (3):3M2016090201. pp. 9-24. ISSN 0972-5172

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Entrepreneurship is one of a number of factors that could account for the success of a family business. There are critical success factors that are important for the success of most businesses regardless of their size and ownership. Understanding the nature of both entrepreneurship and business success factors can help one to assess the extent to which family businesses might be able to make a distinct contribution that larger and/or listed companies would find more difficult, and whether, if governance issues are addressed, entrepreneurship could lead to reinvention, give family companies a new purpose and create additional opportunities for family members.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Includes references to the outputs of the Winning Companies; Winning People research programme series of investigations led by Colin Coulson-Thomas to identify critical success factors for key corporate activities such as winning business, building customer relationships, purchasing, pricing, corporate learning and managing intellectual capital.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurship; Family Business; Critical Success Factors; Business Success Factors; Director Succession; Winning Companies; Winning People Research Programme; Governance; Corporate Governance; Vision and Purpose; Responsible Business; Innovation; Reinvention; Family Owners; Advantages of Family Companies; Participation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 14:17

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