Article 10414

Title of the article

FAMILY BUSINESS IN XXI CENTURY: SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF DEVELOPMENT

Authors

Barkov Sergey Aleksandrovich, Doctor of sociological sciences, associate professor, head of sub-department
of sociology of organizations and management, Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov (1 Leninskie gory street, Moscow, Russia), barkserg@live.ru
Dorokhina Ol'ga Vasil'evna, Candidate of sociological sciences, associate professor, sub-department of state and municipal administration, Institute of state service and management of the Russian Academy of National Economy and State Service under the President of the Russian Federation (82 Vernadskogo avenue, Moscow, Russia), odorokhina@yandex.ru

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Abstract

Background. In the modern post-industrial society the functioning of various types of business is significantly changing, family business is not an exception. In conditions of globalization and acceleration of the scientific-technical progress, as well as significant transformation of the social institution of family, there arises a question about the future of family business. Isn’t it an archaic type of economic activity encountering a rising number of difficulties at functioning? The aim of the work is to analyze the changes in management and property relation at family enterprises, existing at the present times.
Materials and methods. The aim and and objectives of the study determined the choice of the main research method being the theoretical analysis of sources on formation and development of the post-industrial information society, sociology of family, entrepreneurship and management. The article uses the data of the KPMG consulting company that has developed a program “The family business barometer” and is carrying out regular sociological surveys and statistical research on the subject matter in the framework thereof. The work also uses the method of comparative analysis, synthesis of synchronic diachronic subject consideration, as well as the civilization approach to revealing the socioeconomic and sociomanagerial regularities.
Results. Family business in the post-industrial society is going through radical transformations. A general trend in development of family enterprises is convergence thereof with non-family one regarding the structure and management peculiarities.
Conclusions. Family enterprises have to meet the challenges of globalization by attracting external partners to business, including the state. Management is becoming more democratic, the role of women in family management is rising, the procedures of business inheritance are complicating. From strict hierarchy, based on the principle of one-man management, family business is turning into a network structure, joining next-of-kins and remote kinsmen.

Key words

family business, family, globalization, post-industrial society, family ownership.

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