The task of obtaining access to a family business is often challenging for researchers, especially qualitative researchers. In this chapter, the authors focus on accessing informants, highlighting how researchers and respondents can prepare for in-depth qualitative inquiry. Subsequently, they discuss two important factors in bridging communication between researchers and family business: fostering good relations and building trust.
Mohar Yusof, Mohammad Saeed Siddiq and Leilanie Mohd Nor
Rocki-Lee DeWitt, Nunzia Auletta, Maria José Parada, Mohar Yusof and Pramodita Sharma
Leilanie Mohd Nor, Christian Lechner, Mohar Yusof, Barjoyai Bardai and Siri Roland Xavier
Edited by Pramodita Sharma, Nunzia Auletta, Rocki-Lee DeWitt, Maria Jose Parada and Mohar Yusof
This illustrative book considers the interface of business structures, contexts, and leadership building blocks to explore the contingent nature of leadership development in transgenerational entrepreneurship. Longitudinal case studies of 27 family firms in nine different countries provide a rich, global selection of leadership development insights by examining the role of values, professionalization, leadership style and other contingent factors.