Composition of familinessPerspectives of social capital and open systems

  1. Miriam Cano Rubio
  2. Guadalupe Fuentes Lombardo
  3. María Jesús Hernández Ortiz
  4. Manuel Carlos Vallejo Martos
European Journal of Family Business

ISSN: 2444-8788 2444-877X

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 6

Issue: 2

Pages: 75-85

Type: Article

DOI: 10.24310/EJFBEJFB.V6I2.5020 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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  • Year 2016
  • Journal Impact: 0.000
  • Field: ECONOMÍA Quartile: C4 Rank in field: 139/168


  • Social Sciences: C


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  • Total citations: 1
  • Recent citations: 0
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 0.33


The literature has usually omitted family factors from the development of strategic models of family firms. These businesses have instead been analysed using traditional models and this has led to divergent results about their performance. This paper considers the overlap of family, business, and individuals in producing the concept of familiness – whose composition is approached from the perspective of social capital and open systems. This approach bridges the research gap regarding the composition of familiness (which has been traditionally measured as an indicator of the implication of the family in the business) and the component and essence approaches to family business are compared.