Start-Up Motivations and Growth Orientation of Owners of Family Business – A Care Entrepreneurship Approach

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dc.contributor.author Rissanen, Sari
dc.contributor.author Hujala, Anneli
dc.contributor.author Laukkanen, Virpi
dc.contributor.author Helisten, Merja
dc.contributor.author Taskinen, Helena
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-20T07:40:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-20T07:40:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Rissanen, S., Hujala, A., Laukkanen, V., Helisten, M. & Taskinen, H. (2011). Start-Up Motivations and Growth Orientation of Owners of Family Business – A Care Entrepreneurship Approach. Electronic Journal of Family Business Studies (EJFBS), Vol. 5, Issue 1-2, p. 55-73.
dc.identifier.issn 1796-9360
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37410
dc.description.abstract Comparisons between family business and non-family business are still quite rare in some business areas. The aim of this article is to analyse the start-up motivations and growth orientation of family business in the area of care entrepreneurs. The specific research tasks are: 1) to describe and compare entrepreneurs’ start-up motivations and growth orientation between family firms and non-family firms; 2) to describe the rela-tion of the start-up motivations to the growth orientation of manager-owners in fam-ily firms and non-family firms. The definition of growth orientation is not unambigu-ous. In this article it was seen as a subjective orientation of manager-owners of firms, but quite often the focus has been on the firm level and its objective measurements. A survey study directed at the manager- owners of care enterprises (n = 461) was con-ducted 2005–2006 in Finland. Our first hypothesis concerning the differences in start-up motivations between manager owners of family or non-family firms was supported only marginally. Our second hypothesis as well as our results followed existing re-search evidence concerning the lesser growth orientation of family business. This lesser growth orientation was not connected to any start-up motivation of the man-ager-owners of family firms (Hypothesis 3). These results are connected to practical and scientific implications in the family business context. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries Electronic Journal of Family Business Studies (EJFBS)
dc.relation.uri https://www.jyu.fi/jsbe/en/entrepreneurship/ejfbs
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dc.title Start-Up Motivations and Growth Orientation of Owners of Family Business – A Care Entrepreneurship Approach fi
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201202201217
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
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eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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