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Journal Details
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Journal
eISSN
2543-831X
First Published
25 Apr 2014
Publication timeframe
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English

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Volume 6 (2014): Issue 2 (June 2014)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2543-831X
First Published
25 Apr 2014
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English

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8 Articles
access type Open Access

Motives for Going International and Entry Modes of Family Firms in Poland

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 5 - 18

Abstract

Abstract

Currently, the internationalisation of family businesses (FBs) is an increasingly important research area. Substantial numbers of FBs are forced to expand into foreign markets in order to survive and grow in the competitive environment. However various research findings show that internationalisation of FBs may proceed differently than in the case of firms with different ownership structure. The article is both theoretical and empirical. In the theoretical part it focuses on theoretical concepts of firm internationalisation and specifics of internationalisation of FBs, especially their motives for going international. In the empirical part the quantitative approach was adopted. The results of the survey are presented on the sample of 216 firms, including 88 FBs (were investigated with the use of a survey questionnaire). Then, the statistical analysis is carried out.

Keywords

  • family firms
  • internationalisation
  • small and medium-sized enterprises
  • family entrepreneurship
  • international entrepreneurship
access type Open Access

Coopetition as a Chance of Increasing The Level of Investments Made by Family Companies in Poland

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 19 - 33

Abstract

Abstract

The main problem described by the authoress of the present article is increased investment risk of family companies in Poland by worse economic situation in our country. Authoress’ planned aim of the present study is to demonstrate the joint-stock companies listed on the New Connect market who as potential investors must be aware of the risk connected with investing in financial instruments in The Alternative System of Turnover and their investment decisions should be preceded by proper analysis and, if situation requires it, consultation with an investment adviser, what for many micro, small and middle family firms is unfortunately simply too expensive. The condition to increase the level of investments in the researched family companies in Poland is coopetition of that companies with big holding companies or concerns from Poland and with economic entities from other EU countries. In order to do so was made an analysis of the researched enterprises which are joint-stock companies listed on the New Connect market with regard to the level of investments which can influence intensity of cooperation and competition of family firms in Poland with other economic entities

Keywords

  • family company
  • joint-stock company
  • coopetition
  • cooperation
  • competition
  • investments
  • The European Union
access type Open Access

Intercultural dimensions of entrepreneurship

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 35 - 47

Abstract

Abstract

Entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognized as an important factor for economic growth and the regeneration of economies. The importance of different cultural dimensions and their effect on entrepreneurship has been noted in a number of studies. This paper focuses on national culture as a determinant of entrepreneurship, and family firms’ creation. National culture is important for interpreting for the differences of entrepreneurial activities across countries. The different dimensions of national culture affect different aspects of entrepreneurship and opportunities family firms’ creation. The paper describes the effect of national culture on entrepreneurship in different cultural communities using the Hofstede’s model and GLOBE study.

Keywords

  • entrepreneurship
  • culture
  • family firms
  • GLOBE study
  • culture dimensions
access type Open Access

Selected aspects of enterprise internationalization

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 49 - 61

Abstract

Abstract

Business environment is constantly evolving and it is getting shrunk as managers acting in the market economy encounter some problems and a great deal of implicated solutions from one country can be applied in others. This situation leads to the rise of market systems where various agreements, which are reached, aim at liberalization of trade and cooperation [Penc J., 2003, pp.126-127]. The speed of forwarding messages, products, services, easiness in making relationships, blurring the time and spatial boundaries, and convergence of customer’s tastes or standard unification enable trade and world’s production to develop. It also causes the borders to be on the decline at the same time increasing enterprise competition level internationally. The objective of paper is to indicate and describe the selected aspects connected with enterprise internationalization. The analysis and review of national and international literature were provided in the article.

Keywords

  • Internationalization
  • management
  • manager
  • organization
access type Open Access

Research on family businesses in Poland

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 63 - 72

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present the research on family businesses in Poland commissioned by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development. The study allowed for estimating the share of family businesses in the MSME sector and for identifying the differences in the functioning of family and non-family businesses in the Polish economy. Training and advisory services designed for family businesses thanks to the study resulted in development of tools specifically adjusted to the features of this group of enterprises, supporting their organizational, financial and legal aspects. The article also discusses two innovative tools developed as part of the Przewodnik po sukcesji [A Guide on Succession] and Kody wartości [Codes of Values] projects, allowing for independent completion of a succession process.

Keywords

  • family business
  • management in family business
  • succession in family business
  • EU projects
access type Open Access

Estrategias de mejora de la calidad de vida laboral en mipymes turisticas

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 73 - 96

Abstract

Abstract

The descriptive research, experimental, cross-sectional and correlational of the quality of working life of perceived workers by employees of tourist businesses, presented type, is the continuation of the research project running at its initial stage described and correlated to obtain a given model, now strategies were designed and applied in a case study, determining the confidence in the original predictive theoretical approach, given that an improvement is denoted in that quality of life in all the experienced dimensions: support institution for work, workplace safety, workplace integration, job satisfaction, well-being achieved through work, personal development and administration of employee time. Was applied after the experiment the same ideal instrument, which was used earlier to measure the sector (CVT- GOHISALO) covering 7 alluded dimensions, including using the test statistic T Student was found that the strategies established impacted by increasing satisfaction of workers in different lines. The contribution to knowledge is the ratification of the proposed for each dimension of quality of work life of workers in the tourism sector in small and medium sized businesses predictive model.

Keywords

  • strategies
  • quality of life
  • work satisfaction
access type Open Access

Desempeño de la familia en la empresa. Un estudio de caso en México

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 97 - 116

Abstract

Abstract

The family business as a kind of organization, identifies a series of interactions arise from its complex from the overlap of family size and business nature, but this reflection is based on watching this as a type of organization as a field of study and under the gaze of organizational Studies. This paper is aimed to observe the organization of family nature sells educational services. Looking deeply into the dynamics that weaves between the family and the company in a particular time and space, by setting specific practices that are configured in their management based on the expected behavior of the family towards the achievement of company objectives

Keywords

  • management
  • family business
  • organizational behavior and dynamics

Palabras clave

  • gestión
  • empresa familiar
  • comportamiento y dinámica organizacional
access type Open Access

Caracterización de la participación de la familia en la producción de las empresas en México

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 117 - 135

Abstract

Abstract

In the study of family business there is no concrete data on the number of Mexican companies that are family owned, however in reviewing the Economic Census of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography [INEGI] it can be seen that provided staff busy donot receive a formal economic perception from owners, family and other unpaid worker, so that, by linking the concept of family business and the companies that have reported such staff , this study identifies the behavior of the family business considering the contribution to production by sector and hours worked, as well as by gender, concentration of owners, family and other unpaid workers by sector and firm size (micro, small, medium and large companies). This study provides reference the importance of the family business in Mexico’s economic output, setting a mapping behavior from a quantitative approach. It should be noted that this study is part of a doctoral research project in progress over the family business, which is why , it is important to have a reference of the macro context in which the organization is embedded study, presented at the following inquiry.

Keywords

  • Family
  • company
  • production sectors
8 Articles
access type Open Access

Motives for Going International and Entry Modes of Family Firms in Poland

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 5 - 18

Abstract

Abstract

Currently, the internationalisation of family businesses (FBs) is an increasingly important research area. Substantial numbers of FBs are forced to expand into foreign markets in order to survive and grow in the competitive environment. However various research findings show that internationalisation of FBs may proceed differently than in the case of firms with different ownership structure. The article is both theoretical and empirical. In the theoretical part it focuses on theoretical concepts of firm internationalisation and specifics of internationalisation of FBs, especially their motives for going international. In the empirical part the quantitative approach was adopted. The results of the survey are presented on the sample of 216 firms, including 88 FBs (were investigated with the use of a survey questionnaire). Then, the statistical analysis is carried out.

Keywords

  • family firms
  • internationalisation
  • small and medium-sized enterprises
  • family entrepreneurship
  • international entrepreneurship
access type Open Access

Coopetition as a Chance of Increasing The Level of Investments Made by Family Companies in Poland

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 19 - 33

Abstract

Abstract

The main problem described by the authoress of the present article is increased investment risk of family companies in Poland by worse economic situation in our country. Authoress’ planned aim of the present study is to demonstrate the joint-stock companies listed on the New Connect market who as potential investors must be aware of the risk connected with investing in financial instruments in The Alternative System of Turnover and their investment decisions should be preceded by proper analysis and, if situation requires it, consultation with an investment adviser, what for many micro, small and middle family firms is unfortunately simply too expensive. The condition to increase the level of investments in the researched family companies in Poland is coopetition of that companies with big holding companies or concerns from Poland and with economic entities from other EU countries. In order to do so was made an analysis of the researched enterprises which are joint-stock companies listed on the New Connect market with regard to the level of investments which can influence intensity of cooperation and competition of family firms in Poland with other economic entities

Keywords

  • family company
  • joint-stock company
  • coopetition
  • cooperation
  • competition
  • investments
  • The European Union
access type Open Access

Intercultural dimensions of entrepreneurship

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 35 - 47

Abstract

Abstract

Entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognized as an important factor for economic growth and the regeneration of economies. The importance of different cultural dimensions and their effect on entrepreneurship has been noted in a number of studies. This paper focuses on national culture as a determinant of entrepreneurship, and family firms’ creation. National culture is important for interpreting for the differences of entrepreneurial activities across countries. The different dimensions of national culture affect different aspects of entrepreneurship and opportunities family firms’ creation. The paper describes the effect of national culture on entrepreneurship in different cultural communities using the Hofstede’s model and GLOBE study.

Keywords

  • entrepreneurship
  • culture
  • family firms
  • GLOBE study
  • culture dimensions
access type Open Access

Selected aspects of enterprise internationalization

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 49 - 61

Abstract

Abstract

Business environment is constantly evolving and it is getting shrunk as managers acting in the market economy encounter some problems and a great deal of implicated solutions from one country can be applied in others. This situation leads to the rise of market systems where various agreements, which are reached, aim at liberalization of trade and cooperation [Penc J., 2003, pp.126-127]. The speed of forwarding messages, products, services, easiness in making relationships, blurring the time and spatial boundaries, and convergence of customer’s tastes or standard unification enable trade and world’s production to develop. It also causes the borders to be on the decline at the same time increasing enterprise competition level internationally. The objective of paper is to indicate and describe the selected aspects connected with enterprise internationalization. The analysis and review of national and international literature were provided in the article.

Keywords

  • Internationalization
  • management
  • manager
  • organization
access type Open Access

Research on family businesses in Poland

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 63 - 72

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present the research on family businesses in Poland commissioned by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development. The study allowed for estimating the share of family businesses in the MSME sector and for identifying the differences in the functioning of family and non-family businesses in the Polish economy. Training and advisory services designed for family businesses thanks to the study resulted in development of tools specifically adjusted to the features of this group of enterprises, supporting their organizational, financial and legal aspects. The article also discusses two innovative tools developed as part of the Przewodnik po sukcesji [A Guide on Succession] and Kody wartości [Codes of Values] projects, allowing for independent completion of a succession process.

Keywords

  • family business
  • management in family business
  • succession in family business
  • EU projects
access type Open Access

Estrategias de mejora de la calidad de vida laboral en mipymes turisticas

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 73 - 96

Abstract

Abstract

The descriptive research, experimental, cross-sectional and correlational of the quality of working life of perceived workers by employees of tourist businesses, presented type, is the continuation of the research project running at its initial stage described and correlated to obtain a given model, now strategies were designed and applied in a case study, determining the confidence in the original predictive theoretical approach, given that an improvement is denoted in that quality of life in all the experienced dimensions: support institution for work, workplace safety, workplace integration, job satisfaction, well-being achieved through work, personal development and administration of employee time. Was applied after the experiment the same ideal instrument, which was used earlier to measure the sector (CVT- GOHISALO) covering 7 alluded dimensions, including using the test statistic T Student was found that the strategies established impacted by increasing satisfaction of workers in different lines. The contribution to knowledge is the ratification of the proposed for each dimension of quality of work life of workers in the tourism sector in small and medium sized businesses predictive model.

Keywords

  • strategies
  • quality of life
  • work satisfaction
access type Open Access

Desempeño de la familia en la empresa. Un estudio de caso en México

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 97 - 116

Abstract

Abstract

The family business as a kind of organization, identifies a series of interactions arise from its complex from the overlap of family size and business nature, but this reflection is based on watching this as a type of organization as a field of study and under the gaze of organizational Studies. This paper is aimed to observe the organization of family nature sells educational services. Looking deeply into the dynamics that weaves between the family and the company in a particular time and space, by setting specific practices that are configured in their management based on the expected behavior of the family towards the achievement of company objectives

Keywords

  • management
  • family business
  • organizational behavior and dynamics

Palabras clave

  • gestión
  • empresa familiar
  • comportamiento y dinámica organizacional
access type Open Access

Caracterización de la participación de la familia en la producción de las empresas en México

Published Online: 31 Jul 2014
Page range: 117 - 135

Abstract

Abstract

In the study of family business there is no concrete data on the number of Mexican companies that are family owned, however in reviewing the Economic Census of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography [INEGI] it can be seen that provided staff busy donot receive a formal economic perception from owners, family and other unpaid worker, so that, by linking the concept of family business and the companies that have reported such staff , this study identifies the behavior of the family business considering the contribution to production by sector and hours worked, as well as by gender, concentration of owners, family and other unpaid workers by sector and firm size (micro, small, medium and large companies). This study provides reference the importance of the family business in Mexico’s economic output, setting a mapping behavior from a quantitative approach. It should be noted that this study is part of a doctoral research project in progress over the family business, which is why , it is important to have a reference of the macro context in which the organization is embedded study, presented at the following inquiry.

Keywords

  • Family
  • company
  • production sectors

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