Social issues in the family enterprise

A.E.J. van Gils, C. Dibrell, D.O. Neubaum, J.B. Craig

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Abstract

In this introduction, we discuss social issue research in the management and family business literatures, focusing on ethics, corporate social responsibility, and philanthropic practices of family enterprises. Next, we introduce and highlight four articles accepted for publication. The editorial concludes by presenting future research questions at the social issues—family business interface. Our review of 35 articles, as well as those included in this Special Issue, suggest that family businesses are more attuned and attentive to social issues and stakeholders than nonfamily business. Noneconomic motivations (e.g., reputation, socioemotional wealth, and stewardship) appear particularly salient to family enterprises.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-205
Number of pages13
Journalfamily business review
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • social issues
  • social problems
  • family enterprise
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • ethics
  • philanthropy
  • SOCIOEMOTIONAL WEALTH
  • ORGANIZATIONAL VIRTUE
  • FIRM PERFORMANCE
  • BUSINESS ETHICS
  • CORPORATE
  • RESPONSIBILITY
  • PHILANTHROPY
  • CSR
  • STAKEHOLDERS
  • ORIENTATION

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