Development of a Measure of the Characteristics of Family Business

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Kosmas X. Smyrnios

RMIT University - School of Marketing

George Tanewski

Monash University - Department of Accounting

Claudio Romano

Capitalia Bank Holding

Date Written: March 1998

Abstract

In Australia and, for that matter, globally, family business represents the most significant form of company ownership and is the largest employer group (Department of Industry, Science & Technology, 1995; Lank, 1995). Despite the significance of family business, few investigations have evaluated issues relating to the reliability and validity of measures used to collect data. This study is part of a larger evaluation that aims to develop a reliable and valid measure of family business. Findings from this research will help establish a reliable and valid measure of family businesses that may be used in other studies in this area.

Suggested Citation

Smyrnios, Kosmas X. and Tanewski, George and Romano, Claudio, Development of a Measure of the Characteristics of Family Business (March 1998). Family Business Review, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 49-60, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1948969 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6248.1998.00049.x

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George Tanewski

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Claudio Romano

Capitalia Bank Holding ( email )

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