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The Palgrave Handbook of Family Firm Internationalization

Editors: Leppäaho, Tanja, Jack, Sarah (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on the features which make family firm internationalization unique
  • Equips you with a better understanding of specific features of family firms as they internationalize from or to Asian or emerging markets
  • Offers a fruitful context to study internationalization through a process perspective​
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Family Firms (FFs) form the majority of all firms around the world and they account for an enormous percentage of the employment, the revenue, and the GDP of most capitalist countries. While MNCs have long been thought of as the main contributors to international business, it is now recognised that a substantial number of family firms are active in the international arena.

This handbook focuses on the features which make family firm internationalization unique. Chapters provide FF specific theories and cover the process of FF internationalization. It examines the role of network ties and provides an insight into the development of family firms that have grown into big multinationals. Importantly this Handbook equips you with a better understanding of specific features of family firms as they internationalize from or to Asian or emerging markets.

Family firms offer a fruitful context to study internationalization through a process perspective, therefore this Handbook is an invaluable source of knowledge for students, scholars and policy makers in the areas of family business, entrepreneurship and internationalization.

About the authors

Tanja Leppäaho is a Professor of Growth Entrepreneurship and Academy of Finland Research Fellow at LUT University, Finland. Before this Tanja worked as a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Jyvaskyla and University of Edinburgh Business School. Tanja's areas of interest are international entrepreneurship, networking, family firms, longitudinal internationalisation process, and qualitative methodology. Tanja has received the best paper award from Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and has published in leading journals, such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, International Business Review ,Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Journal of Small Business Management, and International Marketing Review.

Sarah Jack is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster Univerisity and Stockholm School of Economics. Her research involves the use of qualitative methods to consider social aspects of entrepreneurship. Her work has been published widely in international and national journals. She has received various grants from funding bodies including: Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Nuffield Foundation, Carnegie Trust and EPSRC. Professor Jack is on the editorial boards for: Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Internationalization Decisions in Family Firms: The Impact of Bifurcation Bias

    Pages 3-35

    Kano, Liena (et al.)

  • Internationalisation and Family Involvement: A Stewardship Approach in the Hotel Industry

    Pages 37-62

    Rienda, Laura (et al.)

  • Socioemotional Wealth and Networking in the Internationalisation of Family SMEs

    Pages 63-101

    Metsola, Jaakko (et al.)

  • An Integrative Framework of Family Firms and Foreign Entry Strategies

    Pages 103-132

    Sestu, Maria Cristina

  • Internationalization of Family Firms as a Discontinuous Process: The Role of Behavioral Theory

    Pages 135-171

    Kuiken, Andrea (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Family Firm Internationalization
Editors
  • Tanja Leppäaho
  • Sarah Jack
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66737-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66737-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66736-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXII, 575
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations
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