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Portfolio Entrepreneurship in Family Firms: A Resource-based Perspective
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2011)
  • Phillip Sieger
  • Thomas Zellweger
  • Robert Nason
  • Eric Clinton

The phenomenon of portfolio entrepreneurship has attracted considerable scholarly attention and is particularly relevant in the family firm context. However, there is a lack of knowledge of the process through which portfolio entrepreneurship develops in family firms. We address this gap by analyzing four in-depth, longitudinal family firm case studies from Europe and Latin America. Using a resource-based perspective, we identify six distinct resource categories that are relevant to the portfolio entrepreneurship process. Furthermore, we reveal that their importance varies across time. Our resulting resource-based process model of portfolio entrepreneurship in family firms makes valuable contributions to both theory and practice.

  • portfolio entrepreneurship; family firms; resource-based view
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Phillip Sieger, Thomas Zellweger, Robert Nason and Eric Clinton. "Portfolio Entrepreneurship in Family Firms: A Resource-based Perspective" Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Vol. 5 Iss. 4 (2011)
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