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The Development of Organisation Structure in the Family Firm

The Development of Organisation Structure in the Family Firm The Development of Organisation Structure in the Family Firm Dr. Bernard Barry* "Where the family does play an important part in business it is often a reflection of the economic imma­ turity of the population, the absence of a tradition of impersonal service in industry and the vulnerability of employees who have no kinship ties to the firm»! United Nations "There has always been, and there will always be, a place for smaller companies and for the family business"? Sir Frederick Catherwood The term 'family firm' can obviously printing industry. This study (which was be used to cover a wide range of organi­ supported by a grant from the Social sations and the definition adopted by the Science Research Council) involved the writer is that of an enterprise which, in researchers in three years' continuous practice, is controlled by the members of close association with the senior manage­ a single family. This includes both the ment of a family business in coping with private limited company in which virtu­ problems of organisation associated with ally all the shares are owned by the mem­ growth and change.' On completion of bers of a single family, and the public this project, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of General Management SAGE

The Development of Organisation Structure in the Family Firm

Journal of General Management , Volume 3 (1): 19 – Sep 1, 1975

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SAGE
Copyright
© 1975 SAGE Publications
ISSN
0306-3070
eISSN
1759-6106
DOI
10.1177/030630707500300105
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Abstract

The Development of Organisation Structure in the Family Firm Dr. Bernard Barry* "Where the family does play an important part in business it is often a reflection of the economic imma­ turity of the population, the absence of a tradition of impersonal service in industry and the vulnerability of employees who have no kinship ties to the firm»! United Nations "There has always been, and there will always be, a place for smaller companies and for the family business"? Sir Frederick Catherwood The term 'family firm' can obviously printing industry. This study (which was be used to cover a wide range of organi­ supported by a grant from the Social sations and the definition adopted by the Science Research Council) involved the writer is that of an enterprise which, in researchers in three years' continuous practice, is controlled by the members of close association with the senior manage­ a single family. This includes both the ment of a family business in coping with private limited company in which virtu­ problems of organisation associated with ally all the shares are owned by the mem­ growth and change.' On completion of bers of a single family, and the public this project,

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Journal of General ManagementSAGE

Published: Sep 1, 1975

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