What is it about?

Family businesses gain notoriety in academic research because they have peculiarities in this type of organization, through an epistemological look, the results of a systematization the for works that use the unique characteristics of family businesses, better known as entrepreneurial orientation and the ability to absorption capacity. To achieve, an investigation of national and international academic production was carried out through a systematization called Proknow-C, being possible to identify the main categorical groups of authors in the area, main journals, besides identifying the main contributions of selected scientific articles provides of framework in familiness determinants connecting of entrepreneur and absorptive capacity.

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Why is it important?

Family-run organizations need frequent adaptations in strategic terms. Absorptive capacities seem to be inherent, having to be strategically invented and reinvented all the time. In addition, the results and impacts of decision-making by managers, in this context by family members, imply strategic configurations and reconfigurations pointing to entrepreneurial aspects exclusive to these companies.


With respect to practical contributions, it can be said that the assessments carried out with firms may show which variables and dimensions of Familiness are more evident in supermarket firms, providing managers with a picture of how familiar their organization is, in addition to having the possibility of comparing categories and categories for segment.

MSc. Ruan Carlos dos Santos

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This page is a summary of: The systematization knowledge of articles adherent to familiness, entrepreneurial orientation and absorptive capacity, Journal of Family Business Management, July 2020, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/jfbm-04-2020-0037.
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