Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 24 April 2017

Abstract and Keywords

This article begins by pointing to the distinctions made between control, rule, and management to be employed as a guiding framework in examining continuity and change in leadership. This is accompanied by a review of the earlier literature that has had something to say on the way family business groups are run. This article then turns to identifying and discussing the different perspectives that have informed more recent studies, followed by an assessment of the scant empirical evidence that is available. The penultimate section considers the benefits of bringing in a power perspective, largely neglected in the present literature, as an additional approach for addressing change and continuity in the top leadership of family business groups. Finally, the concluding section of this article explores the issues that require further research attention and the methods that need to be pursued.

Keywords: leadership, family business groups, empirical evidence, power perspective, research

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.