Purpose – The field of scientific research on small and medium-sized family businesses has been growing exponentially and the aim of this paper is to systematize the body of knowledge to develop an agenda for the future. Design/methodology/approach – Adopting comparative bibliometric analyses on 155 articles (from 1989 until 2018) the authors provide a systematic assessment of the scientific research about small family firms, unveiling the structure and evolution of the field. Bibliographic coupling, co-citation analysis and co-occurrence analysis are adopted to identify the most influential studies and themes. Findings – Four clusters of research are reviewed: succession in family SMEs, performances of family SMEs, internationalization of family SMEs and organizational culture of family SMEs. Originality/value – This paper contributes to the field of family SMEs by providing a systematic analysis of the scientific knowledge. Reviewing those clusters allows to providing avenues and reflections for future research and further practice.

Valenza Giuseppe, Caputo Andrea, & Calabrò Andrea (2021). Is small and medium-sized beautiful? The structure and evolution of family SMEs research. JOURNAL OF FAMILY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT [10.1108/JFBM-03-2021-0024].

Is small and medium-sized beautiful? The structure and evolution of family SMEs research.

Valenza Giuseppe;
2021

Abstract

Purpose – The field of scientific research on small and medium-sized family businesses has been growing exponentially and the aim of this paper is to systematize the body of knowledge to develop an agenda for the future. Design/methodology/approach – Adopting comparative bibliometric analyses on 155 articles (from 1989 until 2018) the authors provide a systematic assessment of the scientific research about small family firms, unveiling the structure and evolution of the field. Bibliographic coupling, co-citation analysis and co-occurrence analysis are adopted to identify the most influential studies and themes. Findings – Four clusters of research are reviewed: succession in family SMEs, performances of family SMEs, internationalization of family SMEs and organizational culture of family SMEs. Originality/value – This paper contributes to the field of family SMEs by providing a systematic analysis of the scientific knowledge. Reviewing those clusters allows to providing avenues and reflections for future research and further practice.
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Valenza Giuseppe, Caputo Andrea, & Calabrò Andrea (2021). Is small and medium-sized beautiful? The structure and evolution of family SMEs research. JOURNAL OF FAMILY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT [10.1108/JFBM-03-2021-0024].
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