Understanding Family-Owned Business Groups

Towards a Pluralistic Approach

  • Manlio┬áDel Giudice

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Manlio Del Giudice
    Pages 1-18
  3. Manlio Del Giudice
    Pages 61-103
  4. Manlio Del Giudice
    Pages 133-161
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-189

About this book


This book addresses the increasing prominence of family-owned business groups and their potential to influence growth and development in the global economy. Family businesses are not necessarily converging towards unitary models of corporate governance or organizational designs, but remain heterogeneous in a global economy. Empirical evidence on the developmental effects of family-owned business groups is fragmented and inconclusive: are there tangible differences between family-owned business groups in emerging economies and developed countries? Are there important variations across and between industries? How have geopolitical circumstances shaped their activities? In this book, the author seeks alternative, pluralistic, and cross-disciplinary approaches through economic, management, and organizational perspectives.

This book provides readers with a core understanding of how both corporate governance and business strategy are shaped by the institutional frameworks of markets, as well as knowledge into how institutional context shapes the governance and strategies of family business groups. It is an invaluable reference tool for scholars and students in the social sciences, as well as professionals involved in strategic management issues within a knowledge management context.


Emerging economies pluralism organizational design strategy heterogeneity corporate governance family business management organizational change

Authors and affiliations

  • Manlio┬áDel Giudice
    • 1
  1. 1.Link Campus UniversityRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42242-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42243-5
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