Rural context favouring family business and urban context promoting non-family business in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey
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European Journal of International Management
Family business has recently gained research attention, particularly in specific contexts. We extend the existing literature by exploring the urban and rural context of family business, focusing on a sample of 3935 family and non-family businesses in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey. Family businesses are known to be more self-reliant than non-family businesses. Therefore, we expect them to thrive in a rural environment, where institutions are less elaborate, resources fewer, and networks sparser than in urban eco-systems, which are expected to be better for non-family businesses. We find that businesses governed by families are more frequently seen in rural areas than cities and those governed by non-family more often in urban than rural areas - and this pattern is remarkably similar in the three countries studied here, suggesting that it may well be generalisable globally.
(2021). Rural context favouring family business and urban context promoting non-family business in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey. European Journal of International Management, 16(2), 207–221.
Ghalwash, Seham, et al.
"Rural context favouring family business and urban context promoting non-family business in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey." European Journal of International Management, vol. 16,no. 2, 2021, pp. 207–221.