Release on 2008-01-01 | by Panikkos Poutziouris,Kosmas Smyrnios,Sabine Klein
Author: Panikkos Poutziouris,Kosmas Smyrnios,Sabine Klein
Pubpsher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
. . . this Handbook is a good example . . . for those interested in giving a more articulated and solid flavour to their research. Andrea Colli, Business History The authors have taken a lot of pain in putting this Handbook together. As the name indicates, this is an excellent Handbook for researchers. Global Business Review The Handbook of Research on Family Business has collected and synthesized a broad variety of topics by notable researchers who share a common dedication to family business research. This Handbook provides a comprehensive treatment that advances the frontiers of knowledge in family business, provoking valuable thoughts and discussion. The Handbook serves as both an authoritative and comprehensive reference work for researchers investigating family enterprises. A. Bakr Ibrahim, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Although family business research is a young discipline it is both necessary and important. For the wellbeing and future development of our society the survival of prosperous and passionate family business entrepreneurs is indispensable. In order to help the families in business to better understand how to succeed with their enterprises we need qualified and updated research. This book is the answer! Hans-Jacob Bonnier, Bonnier Business Press Group, Sweden and 6th Generation Chairman of the Family Business Network International This Handbook is a unique compilation of the most important and the best recent family business research. The field has grown so rapidly that this effort will be a mark for the research to follow. The Handbook of Research on Family Business will be the reference for scholars in family business for many years to come. It will also stimulate new ideas in research. John L. Ward, IMD, Switzerland and Northwestern University, US The Handbook of Research on Family Business provides a comprehensive first port of call for those wishing to survey progress in the theory and practice of family business research. In response to the extensive growth of family business as a topic of academic inquiry, the principal objective of the Handbook is to provide an authoritative and scholarly overview of current thinking in this multidisciplinary field. The contributors examine recent advances in the study of family business, which has undertaken significant strides in terms of theory building, empirical rigour, development of sophisticated survey instruments, systematic measurement of family business activity, use of alternative research methodologies and deployment of robust tools of analysis. A wide selection of empirical studies addressing the current family business research agenda are presented, and issues and topics explored include: validation of the protagonist role that family firms play in social-economic spheres; operational and definitional issues surrounding what constitutes a family business; historical development of the field of family business; methodologies encompassing micro and macro perspectives; challenges to the orthodox microeconomic view of homo-economicus firms by highlighting the virtues of family influence and social capital. Comprising contributions from leading researchers credited with shaping the family business agenda, this Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for students, researchers, academics and practitioners involved with the family business arena.
This collection of essays on the family in India covers a wide range of theoretical methodological, substantive and policy issues. Professor Shah s work challenges many popularly held beliefs about the family in India.
Geschichten, Berichte und Kindheitserinnerungen aus dem Familienkreis der Wiesheus - Histoires, nouvelles et souvenirs d'enfance du cercle familial des Wiesheu - Stories, tales and childhood memories of the Wiesheu family
Author: Johann Wiesheu
Pubpsher: BoD – Books on Demand
Dieses Buch ist mit viel Freude und Abenteuerlust entstanden, beides springt auf den Leser über. Eine Familie sucht sich selber und entdeckt bei ihren regelmäßigen Zusammenkünften, zur Vorbereitung eines großen Familientreffens, die interessante Seite der Vergangenheit. Die persönlichen Geschichten aus dem Leben der Nachkommenschaft der Familie Wiesheu. Einfache Leute vom heutigen Standpunkt aus betrachtet, damals fleißige und in gewisser Weise stolze Bauern und deren Nachfahren, die ihren Besitz wertschätzten und Aufgaben und Pflichterfüllung über ihre eigenen Bedürfnisse stellten. Aus den Geschichten spricht eine gewisse Bescheidenheit, die jeder Ehrlichkeit zu Grunde liegt. Diese Authentizität ist es, die dem Buch Glaubwürdigkeit verleiht und mitten aus dem Leben der Landbevölkerung des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts ein Zeitzeugnis abgibt. Ein Buch für Menschen, mit Liebe zu ihrer Heimat und Freude am Entdecken der eigenen Vergangenheit. Einige der Geschichten sind auch ins Französische und Englische übersetzt.
Ranging across politics, social policy, the law, sociology and history, the contibutors focus on the diverse realities of contemporary family life. This collection offers a comprehensive introduction to recent debates and new research.
Release on 2005-11-18 | by Steven M. Tipton,John Witte Jr.
Religion, Values, and Society in American Life
Author: Steven M. Tipton,John Witte Jr.
Pubpsher: Georgetown University Press
Category: Social Science
Statistics on the American family are sobering. From 1975 to 2000, one-third of all children were born to single mothers, and one-half of all marriages ended in divorce. While children from broken homes are two to three times more likely to develop behavioral and learning difficulties, two-parent families are not immune to problems. The cost of raising children has increased dramatically, and married couples with children are now twice as likely as childless couples to file for bankruptcy. Clearly, the American family is in trouble. But how this trouble started, and what should be done about it, remain hotly contested. In a multifaceted analysis of the current state of a complex institution, Family Transformed brings together outstanding scholars from the fields of anthropology, demography, ethics, history, law, philosophy, primatology, psychology, sociology, and theology. Demonstrating that the family is both distinctive in its own right and deeply interwoven with other institutions, the authors examine the roles of education, work, leisure, consumption, legal regulation, public administration, and biology in shaping the ways we court and marry, bear and raise children, and make and break family bonds. International in approach, this wide-ranging volume situates current American debates over sex, marriage, and family within a global framework. Weighing mounting social science evidence that supports a continued need for the nuclear family while assessing the challenges posed by new advocacy for same-sex marriage, and delegalized coupling, the authors argue that only by reintegrating the family into a just moral order of the larger community and society can we genuinely strengthen it. This means not simply upholding traditional family values but truly grasping the family's growing diversity, sustaining its coherence, and protecting its fragility for our own sake and for the common good of society.
Release on 1998 | by Talcott Parsons,Robert F. Bales
Author: Talcott Parsons,Robert F. Bales
Pubpsher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science
This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.
This international collection features the most influential scholarship published during the past few decades on the concept of the family and related issues. An invaluable resource for students and researchers alike, the four volumes cover the following themes: Vol. 1: Family Groups Vol. 2: Family and Gender Issues Vol. 3: Family Ties Vol. 4: Family and Society The scope offers an international range of material, and includes key work from the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Asia.