Incorporating the family dynamic into the entrepreneurship process

Justin B Craig, Noel J Lindsay

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This research furthers our understanding of the interaction between the fields
of entrepreneurship and family business. It presents a framework that
introduces the family dynamic to Timmons' driving forces model of
entrepreneurship. The framework highlights the influence of the family the
entrepreneurship process and the importance of the fit among the three driving
forces and the family. It highlights the importance of and the pivotal roles
played by outside boards of directors when entrepreneurial activities are
undertaken by family businesses. Using extracts from interviews with family
and non-family executives and board members, the research employs a single
case study that describes an actual series of events to provide a practical
application of the theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding family enterprise
Subtitle of host publicationA book of readings
EditorsK. Moores, J. B. Craig
Place of PublicationRobina
PublisherBond University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780980618747
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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