Defining and describing family business ownership configurations

John Ward*, Christina Dolan

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper attempts to further family business research and theory by more thoroughly defining the stages of ownership configuration in family firms. In addition, these definitions are applied to a database of family firms to test the definitions and provide some insight into the make-up of U.S. family firms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-310
Number of pages6
JournalFamily Business Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Finance


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