Entrepreneurship in Family Business

Cases from China

  • Henry X Shi

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Henry X. Shi
    Pages 1-17
  3. Henry X. Shi
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  4. Henry X. Shi
    Pages 39-55
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    Pages 57-73
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 169-173

About this book


This book presents an excellent analysis of how a family business is different from other forms of organization and especially its peculiarities in relation to entrepreneurship. Focusing on small and medium-sized second-generation Chinese family businesses this book provides an in-depth analysis on the relationship between the firms’ family attributes – or “familiness” as conceptualized in this book – and entrepreneurial processes, which leads to different outcomes. Eight cases from China are presented in this book and a dual-level approach is proposed for research on entrepreneurship in family businesses, emphasizing both firm processes and the role of individual owner-managers. Readers will also find several useful policy and practice-oriented perspectives in this book.


Case studies China Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship policy Family business Owner-managers SME

Authors and affiliations

  • Henry X Shi
    • 1
  1. 1.New Zealand Asia InstituteThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04303-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04304-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-1922
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5884
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