In search of an integrated framework of business longevity
Napolitano, M. R., Marino, V., & Ojala, J. (2015). In search of an integrated framework of business longevity. Business History, 57 (7), 955-969. doi:10.1080/00076791.2014.993613
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Even if the domain of business longevity has been enriched by the multidisciplinary nature of approaches used to investigate the phenomenon, the lack of a unifying perspective has impeded systematic research and caused definitional ambiguity. The main aim of this special issue is to extend existing knowledge on business longevity by integrating theoretical and empirical studies that adopt different approaches and perspectives. This is essential in order to identify the key factors of long-term success and the effects of longevity on firm performance. The multifaceted nature of business longevity research is mirrored in the five articles included in this special issue, that offer different and interesting perspectives for the investigation of the domain.