Intrafamily Entrepreneurship: The Formation and Membership of Family Entrepreneurial Teams

30 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2013

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Allan Discua Cruz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Carole Howorth

University of Bradford School of Management

Eleanor Hamilton

Lancaster University - Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

Date Written: January 2013

Abstract

Family entrepreneurial teams are groups of related individuals who engage in entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial teams studies emphasize the resources that members bring to the team. Family business studies suggest that relationships and social theories are important. Social capital explains the formation and composition of family entrepreneurial teams (FETs). Analysis is of case studies of FETs based in Honduras. A shared commitment to entrepreneurial stewardship of the family's assets underpins formation of FETs. Trust and shared values were important for membership. This study highlights that families are not internally consistent, and family ties are not equally strong.

Suggested Citation

Discua Cruz, Allan and Howorth, Carole and Hamilton, Eleanor, Intrafamily Entrepreneurship: The Formation and Membership of Family Entrepreneurial Teams (January 2013). Special Issue on Entrepreneurial and Family Business Teams, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 17-46, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2199280 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00534.x

Allan Discua Cruz (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Carole Howorth

University of Bradford School of Management ( email )

Emm Lane
Bradford, West Yorkshire Bd9 4JL
United Kingdom

Eleanor Hamilton

Lancaster University - Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development ( email )

Lancaster LA1 4YF
United Kingdom

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