Entrepreneurship and rural family identity: Understanding portfolio development in a family farm business

Sarah Fitz-Koch, Sarah Cooper, Allan Discua Cruz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Understanding the complexities and dynamics of family business groups starts with recognizing that intentions and actions of members of the business are at the same time actions and intentions of members of a family. This chapter contributes to portfolio entrepreneurship research, by showing that business groups can be the outcome of an emerging strategy that is aligned to family members’ identities as well as the context in which they operate in. Implementing identity theory into the study of portfolio entrepreneurship allows considering family business dynamics and provides new insights, by detailing how and why identity drives portfolio development in the family farming context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Family Business Group Phenomenon
Subtitle of host publicationEmergence and Complexities
EditorsMaria Rautiainen, Peter Rosa, Timo Pihkala, Maria Jose Parada, Allan Discua Cruz
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter14
Pages353-383
Number of pages31
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783319985428
ISBN (Print)9783319985411
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • family business
  • farming
  • portfolio entrepreneurship
  • identity
  • Sweden

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