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Developing theory-grounded family business research: Some suggestions

Shaker A. Zahra

Journal of Family Business Strategy, 2016, vol. 7, issue 1, 3-7

Abstract: Theoretically grounded research is important for the continued development and growth of the family business field. This article identifies some recurring problems observed in theory building and testing in family business research and how to best avoid them. The discussion highlights the importance of understanding theories’ assumptions, propositions and boundaries as well as the need to contextualize arguments, designs, analysis and interpretations.

Keywords: Theory building; Family business research; Context; Engaged scholarship (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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