The internationalization of family businesses: A review of extant research

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Show simple item record Kontinen, Tanja Ojala, Arto 2011-07-18T05:59:21Z 2011-07-18T05:59:21Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Kontinen, T. & Ojala, A. (2010). The internationalization of family businesses: A review of extant research. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 1 (2), 97-107.
dc.identifier.issn 1877-8585
dc.description.abstract Among family businesses (FBs) internationalization has become a strategy for growth, and sometimes even for survival. This review article presents an analysis conducted on 25 refereed journal articles on FB internationalization. The articles typically portrayed the internationalization of FBs as a sequential process following the Uppsala model of internationalization; by contrast, some FBs were regarded as “born-again” global firms. In methodological terms, most of the articles focused on what-questions rather than why/how-questions. The articles did not make much use of internationalization or FB-specific theories. Our study takes a step towards clarifying the following issues: (i) the current state of knowledge of the phenomenon, (ii) the kinds of background theories applied, and (iii) the methodological approaches utilized. Based on our findings, we map out areas of research that are likely to advance the field of FB internationalization. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Family Business Strategy
dc.rights openAccess fi
dc.rights © Elsevier. This is an author's final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Elsevier.
dc.subject.other internationalization en
dc.subject.other family business en
dc.subject.other literature review en
dc.subject.other strategic management en
dc.subject.other kansainvälistyminen fi
dc.subject.other perheyritykset fi
dc.title The internationalization of family businesses: A review of extant research
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011071811156
dc.subject.kota 512
dc.contributor.laitos Taloustieteiden tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.laitos School of Business and Economics en
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1016/j.jfbs.2010.04.001
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dc.type.coar journal article
dc.description.reviewStatus peerReviewed
dc.relation.issn 1877-8585
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