Business Models, Innovation and Competitive Advantage
Edited by Giorgia M. D’Allura, Andrea Colli and Sanjay Goel
Chapter 3: Mixed methods approach for family firm and institutions research: literature review and suggestion for future research
Family firms are complex organizations owing to the co-existence of two institutions: the family and the firm. The family delivers to those organizations high levels of interpersonal dynamics that are embedded in the family supra-system and that shape the second institution (the firm) in terms of nonfinancial value not typically found in nonfamily businesses. The study of family business through the lens of institutional theory highlights three levels of analysis: the family, the firm and the actor(s) in the institutional context. These three levels call for progress at the theoretical and methodological level. In this chapter, the focus is on the mixed methods approach for family firm and institutions research. The idea is that mixed methods research, using both qualitative and quantitative perspectives in the same study, provides additional understanding and generalizability for the topic under study and helps to solve the complexities arising from the interaction of the three levels of analysis identified above.
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