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Title: Networks in Family Business: A Multi-Rational Approach
Author(s): Seaman, Claire
McQuaid, Ronald
Pearson, Michael
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Keywords: Family businesses
business families
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Date Deposited: 11-Feb-2015
Citation: Seaman C, McQuaid R & Pearson M (2014) Networks in Family Business: A Multi-Rational Approach. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 10 (3), pp. 523-537.
Abstract: Current research on networks in family businesses has approached the topic from a mono-rational perspective where the family, business and social networks are each considered in relative isolation. This paper argues that multi-rational approaches, which accept that the three groups of networks interact and overlap, offer a useful alternative perspective. In proposing the case for multiple rationalities as a framework within which family business networking can be viewed – and in putting forward an initial model – the paper allows the interaction of the different networks within the family business to be more fully acknowledged. Evidence from the literature is presented as a basis for further exploration using empirical approaches and it is emphasised that further and empirical approaches are required.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s11365-014-0297-4
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