We draw on the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) construct to investigate what characterizes entrepreneurship in family firms over time. We address how and why certain dimensions of entrepreneurship are more present and important than others for the performance of these firms. Our contribution is that we address the call to pay more in-depth attention to the role of firm characteristics in studies of entrepreneurial orientation and that we add to the scarce but growing literature on entrepreneurship in family firms.
Nordqvist, Mattias; Habbershon, Timothy G.; and Melin, Leif
"AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF DIMENSIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN FAMILY FIRMS (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 26
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol26/iss17/6