The entrepreneuring family: a new paradigm for family business research

The entrepreneuring family: a new paradigm for family business research Small Bus Econ (2012) 38:1–11 DOI 10.1007/s11187-010-9263-x IN TROD UCTIO N The entrepreneuring family: a new paradigm for family business research • • Lorraine M. Uhlaner Franz W. Kellermanns Kimberly A. Eddleston Frank Hoy Published online: 6 March 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2010 The purpose of this special issue is to examine the owned businesses and their contribution to the intersection of entrepreneurship and family business, world’s developed and developing economies, the and more specifically the notion of the entreprene- debate continues regarding their role in entrepreneur- uring family. Despite a growing awareness of family- ship. Family firms are commonly perceived as traditional, old-fashioned and stagnant. The term ‘‘family management’’ has been contrasted with ‘‘professional management.’’ Early family firm research put family and business objectives at opposite poles—as family first versus business first (Ward 1997). A more recent model proposes that L. M. Uhlaner (&) business-owning families characterized by a strong Center for Entrepreneurship, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, P.O. Box 130, 3620 AC Breukelen, family orientation (e.g., interdependence, security, The Netherlands stability, tradition and loyalty) may create a tension e-mail: that actually pulls the business (and the business- owning family) away from an entrepreneurial F. W. Kellermanns Department Small Business Economics Springer Journals

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