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Capturing the Life Stories of Individuals in Family Businesses

  • Laura Hougaz
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Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Abstract

The case studies in this book are based on stories of personal experiences of individuals in three generational family businesses. They capture the meaning of the life of each individual, elaborate on their self-perceptions and self-discoveries, their worldviews, and personal, family, and family business experiences.

This chapter presents cases that are built in historic fashion, across generations, and represent the narrative tradition of the families. They contain aspects of life history recounted verbally within families across generations. They also represent the personal interpretations and perceptions of the realities of each individual and family.

Keywords

Family Firm Family Business Personal Interpretation Family Successor Narrative Tradition 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Hougaz
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  1. 1.Study ConnectionsMelbourneAustralia

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