Exploring Scottish family businesses: economy, geography and community



Seaman, Claire and Graham, Stuart and Falconer, Peter K and Stepek, Martin (2010) Exploring Scottish family businesses: economy, geography and community. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 9 (2). pp. 201-212. ISSN 1476-1297

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Abstract

The results from this debate will provide a starting point for future theoretical and action research and a key aim of the proposed discussion paper is to encourage interested parties with diverse expertise to contribute and highlight their interest in future participation. The implications of this debate are profound and will impact upon Scotland in a variety of ways in terms of economic, cultural and community development. The role of those different groups involved – entrepreneurs, policy makers, practitioners, researchers and educators – will be key. The value of this paper lies primarily in its contribution to a debate and the call for further research in an area of key importance to the Scottish and, indeed, the UK economy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: business development; business growth; succession planning; ethnicity; business support; Scottish family businesses; Scotland; UK economy; geography; community development; United Kingdom; entrepreneurship.
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2010 09:58
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:56
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1071

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