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Developing family businesses through ongoing learning

Ren, Shuang and Zhu, Ying 2016, Developing family businesses through ongoing learning, Journal of general management, vol. 41, no. 4, Summer, pp. 51-70.

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Title Developing family businesses through ongoing learning
Author(s) Ren, Shuang
Zhu, Ying
Journal name Journal of general management
Volume number 41
Issue number 4
Season Summer
Start page 51
End page 70
Total pages 20
Publisher Braybrooke Press
Place of publication Henley-on-Thames, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0306-3070
Summary This study advances organisational learning research by exploring how and why learning patterns differ between different family businesses at different layers of China’s marketoriented transformation. The focus is the locational difference, namely the separate urban and rural environments and outcomes. Combining case studies and in-depth interviews, the study investigated how family businesses interact with their institutional environment and consequently build learning patterns. Learning initiatives undertaken by relevant and motivated family members are found to reflect a dynamic process involving personal learning, business growth, and business innovation. Family conflicts and business growth were also found to impact learning in family businesses. Implications for organisational learning are discussed at the end of the paper.
Language eng
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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