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Title: UK family businesses: industrial and geographical context, governance and performance
Authors: Scholes, Louise
Wilson, Nick
Wright, Mike
Noke, Hannah
Altanar, Ali
Keywords: Family businesses
Petite bourgeoisie
Great Britain
Capitalism
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: IFB Research Foundation
Citation: SCHOLES, L. ... et al., 2010. UK family businesses: industrial and geographical context, governance and performance. London: IFB Research Foundation.
Abstract: This report investigates family businesses in the UK and focuses on their incidence, industrial and geographical context and their governance and performance relative to non-family businesses. The sample includes near population UK data for the period 2007 to 2009 of privately held incorporated firms (excluding listed/quoted firms) and analyses around 3 million firm-year observations. The report compares and contrasts family businesses with non-family businesses with reference to governance and performance during the current recession. Family businesses that are structured with 'family trusts/settlements' are considered as an important sub-sample of family businesses in the report. The analysis highlights important differences between family and non-family firms across a number of dimensions of governance and firm performance.
Sponsor: Institute for Family Business.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25889
Publisher Link: http://www.ifb.org.uk/
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