What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution in Family Business?

What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution in Family Business?” by Trish Reay, University of Alberta, and David A. Whetten, Brigham Young University, was first published in the June 2011 issue of Family Business Review.  This editorial was also added to FBR‘s Editor’s Choice Collection. To view other articles chosen by the Editor, including Best Paper Award winners and Special Issues, please click here.

Professor Reay, Associate Editor for FBR, explains:

In this editorial, although many of our comments and suggestions apply to all areas of organizational studies, we focus on how authors can make a theoretical contribution to family business. We draw on advice and suggestions from previously published articles and book chapters as well as our own experiences to explain ways in which we believe authors can build their knowledge base and skill set regarding the development of a theoretical contribution.

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