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Japanese Family Business, Longevity, Family behind/in family business, Female succession, business in intercultural comparison, rituals, community, qualitative research, grouded theory
September 1997 - present
- Senior Researcher
- Institute for Comparative Research into Culture and Economy (ICCE) (1997-2005) Sino-German School fof Governance (2005-2010) International Office (2011-2019) Witten Institute for Family Business (2019 -
April 1995 - March 1996
Institute for International Economic Studies
Field of study
- Industrial Policy in the Japanese Aircraft Industry
Our conceptual paper presents the case for strengthening ritual theory in family business research. Ritual theory integrates various recent strands in qualitative research, such as on history, emotions, and narratives. We develop a new conceptual frame that builds on anthropological and sociological theories of rituals, while directly connecting wi...
In the standard ‘three circle model’ of family business the role of employees and of the embedding local community is neglected. However, both are an important element in current family business research on ‘socio-emotional wealth’ as forms of ‘benevolent social ties’. We suggest adding a ‘community’ circle to the three circle (aka systems) model o...