The role of vision in determining family, small business and minority ethnic business research
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Seaman, C. & Bent, R. (2020) The role of vision in determining family, small business and minority ethnic business research. In: Calabro, A. (ed.) A Research Agenda for Family Business: A Way Ahead for the Field. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 121-134.
Family business and migration pre-date written history and yet are relatively young fields of research, which has to some extent evolved in parallel with the fields of small business research and minority ethnic entrepreneurship. In practice, however, the strands often overlap and contain common issues and challenges, this overlap provides a hinterland currently not fully explored and contextualized within research. Drawing together current research from the three fields, this chapter will highlight and conceptualize the overlaps as a working model for future analysis and highlight a number of key areas for future research. This sometime artificial distinction is especially important where research is developed into practice. The development of appropriate support systems through formal and informal networks is a key priority for communities, economies and the success of the family themselves.