Authoring second generation entrepreneur and family business stories.
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SMITH, R. 2014. Authoring second generation entrepreneur and family business stories. Journal of family business management [online], 4(2), pages 149-170. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-11-2011-0050
The purpose of this paper is to explore the under researched interface between entrepreneur and family business stories and in particular the form and structure of second-generation entrepreneur stories. It illustrates how second-generation entrepreneur stories can be (co)authored to narrate an alternative entrepreneurial identity within a family business setting. The authorial process allows individual family members the freedom to craft contingent stories which fit their circumstances. The paper also examines the research process of co-authoring research with respondents and how this adds value to the process. The findings are mainly relevant to theory building.
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