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The family business research in Russia: the definition approaches and conceptual features

The family business research in Russia: the definition approaches and conceptual features

Journal of Economic Regulation, , Vol. 6 (no. 4),

The paper provides an overview of the Russian studies of the family business. It defines the main trends and directions of research and describes the evolutionary process of the "family business" category in the Russian scientific community from the initial interpretation of the family business as the business of the family’s head with involving his or her relatives in the business process to the family’s assets transferred by succession. Also the paper focuses on the specificity of the conceptual approaches to the family business phenomenon studies developed by Russian authors. The similarities and differences of research topics, used methodological approaches and tools in the Russian and Western studies of family business have been identified. The paper concludes improving scientific and practical interest of Russian researchers to the problem of institutionalizing of the family business succession and building an effective organizational culture in the family companies.


Keywords: family business; family firm’s values; family firm’s organizational culture; business succession.

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