Entrepreneurship and family business: exploring the connections

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Authors: W. Gibb Dyer, Jr. and Wendy Handler
Date: Fall 1994
From: Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice(Vol. 19, Issue 1)
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 5,675 words

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Abstract :

This article explores how the family influences an entrepreneur's career. There are various points in time where family and entrepreneurial dynamics intersect. These include: (1) early experiences in the entrepreneur's family of origin; (2) family involvement and suport of early start-up activities; (3) employment of family members in the new venture; and (4) involvement of family members in ownership and management succession. The article explores each of these four areas and suggests research questions that need to be explored to develop a better understanding of the relationship between entrepreneurs and their families. (Reprinted by permission of the publisher.)

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Source Citation
Dyer, W. Gibb, Jr., and Wendy Handler. "Entrepreneurship and family business: exploring the connections." Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, vol. 19, no. 1, fall 1994, pp. 71+. link.gale.com/apps/doc/A17042910/AONE?u=null&sid=googleScholar. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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