Paradigms and Theory Building in the Domain of Business Families

Ken Moores

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Abstract

This article argues the bona fides of the study of family business as a standalone discipline. Using a widely accepted evolutionary process for the development of scientific disciplines and an established theory-building methodology, the author introduces a theoretically robust explanation of the domain of business families. Established theories widely acknowledged as having relevance to business families are meshed with the universally accepted three-circle Venn diagram-based paradigm to illustrate both the stage of the discipline in theory building terms and an evolutionary path to further develop a theory of the business family domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-180
Number of pages14
JournalFamily Business Review
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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Moores, Ken. / Paradigms and Theory Building in the Domain of Business Families. In: Family Business Review. 2009 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 167-180.
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Paradigms and Theory Building in the Domain of Business Families. / Moores, Ken.

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