TITLE

ENTREPRENEURIAL LED FAMILY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN POST-WAR LEBANON

AUTHOR(S)
Pistrui, David; Fahed-Sreih, Josiane; Huang, Wilfred; Welsch, Harold
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
USASBE Conference Proceedings;2008, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Paper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study profiles the characteristics, attributes and growth orientations of Lebanese entrepreneurs including the relationships, roles, and contributions that family and culture play in the development of private SMEs. Drawing on a sample of 112 entrepreneurs' psychographic motives, demographic attributes and business activities are revealed. Family and enterprise relationships related to employment, investment, and active family participation and growth orientations are empirically tested. The findings suggest that entrepreneurs are motivated by the need for independence and flexibility. Entrepreneurs were found to rely heavily on family member participation to establish, develop, and grow their enterprises.
ACCESSION #
31131596

 

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