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Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue on family firms in Iberoamerican countries. The special issue aims at enlarging our understanding of the uniqueness of family firms by providing new evidence from Iberoamerican countries about this widespread organizational...
Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to examine how the familiar character of the firm affects its size and performance. Specifically, if the confluence of business and family dimensions affects their chances of survival. Design/methodology/approach– With data from 581 family, small to...
Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to gain insight into the features that the business structure known as a Family Office (FO) has in Spain by considering it as a useful tool for businessmen to manage and/or diversify their wealth. After reviewing the available literature, the authors put...
Purpose– Given the relevance of family businesses and the substantial weight that they carry within the socio-economic make-up of any country, this paper consists of the analysis of family firms to explore whether there are any differences between companies which grow at a faster rate than the...
Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to identify if the open Brazilian companies that have family control manage their accounting results in a negative way, and if this influence is in a positive sense of pushing the results down, that is, worsening their present profits due to future results....
Purpose– The purpose of this essay is to highlight the journey of the author in her early career, along with her main challenges and ways she found to overcome them. Design/methodology/approach– This is an inductive account of the main experiences that the author has encountered or has observed....
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