IDENTIFYING AND CHARACTERIZING FAMILY ENTERPRISES

Authors

  • Ana Maria Romano Carrão Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba - Unimep
  • Milene Sartori Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba - Unimep
  • Maria Imaculada de Lima Montebelo Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba - Unimep

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14211/regepe.v4i1.198

Keywords:

Family Business. Identification of Family Business. Characterization of Family Business.

Abstract

This study presents and discusses a methodology for identifying and characterizing family businesses. Its main research question searched to what extent the family name in the legal corporate name may be taken as a reliable indicator of family business. Data were collected by semi-structured interviews with business owners of a sample comprised of 143 firms. A flowchart was also developed to identify some characteristics related to the generation in charge of the company. The results led to helpful tools for the research purposes. In the one hand the results showed that the family name in the legal corporate name is not as reliable indicator of family business as it could be expected. Additional efforts must be done in this sense. On the other hand, among the benefits of this study there is the possibility of identifying the business in one of a range of five strata.

 

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Author Biographies

Ana Maria Romano Carrão, Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba - Unimep

Coordenadora do Centro de Estudos e Pesquisa em Administração da Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba-Unimep.

Lider do Grupo de Estudos Multidisciplinares em Administração da Unimep

Linhas de Pesquisa: empresas de pequeno porte; empresas familiares; formação do administrador

Professora do Curso de Administração da UNIMEP

Graduação em Administração pela UNIMEP

Mestrado em Adminsitração pela PUC-SP

Doutorado em Ciências Sociais pela PUC-SP

Milene Sartori, Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba - Unimep

Bolsista de Iniciação Científica. Atuou no desenvolvimento de vinculado ao Grupo de Estudos Multidisicplinares em Administração que deu origem ao presente artigo. Linha de Pesquisa: Empreendedorismo, Empresa Familiar e Empresa de Pequeno Porte.

Maria Imaculada de Lima Montebelo, Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba - Unimep

Coordenadora do Grupo de Área de Métodos Quantitativos, pesquisadora do Grupo de Estudos Multidisciplinares em Administração da Unimep

Published

2015-06-01

How to Cite

Carrão, A. M. R., Sartori, M., & Montebelo, M. I. de L. (2015). IDENTIFYING AND CHARACTERIZING FAMILY ENTERPRISES. Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 4(1), 03–25. https://doi.org/10.14211/regepe.v4i1.198