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Discussion and Conclusion

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

Abstract

Findings on “familiness” and entrepreneurship of the eight family businesses were presented in the last three chapters. Both consistencies and inconsistencies were found between the two sets of findings. Although the firm-level “familiness” framework was effective to interpret the consistencies, it lacked explanatory power for the inconsistencies. An additional individual-level dimension was therefore proposed in order to reconcile and rationalise the findings, particularly with regard to the inconsistencies. The individual-level investigation was generally guided by an Ability-Motivation-Opportunity (AMO) approach and generated supplementary insights, which, combined with the firm-level findings from earlier chapters, are potentially indicative of systematic patterns of entrepreneurial processes and innovations in the second-generation Chinese family businesses.

Keywords

Entrepreneurial Activity Market Orientation Family Business Entrepreneurial Opportunity Entrepreneurial Behaviour 
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