This research note compares data from two surveys of members of the Family Firm Institute conducted during 1990 and 1991 and relates these data to the issues confronting family business as an emerging field. One survey, sent to all Family Firm Institute members, requested demographic data and information pertinent to the Family Firm Institute strategic planning committee. The second survey, sent to those members of Family Firm Institute who self-identified as service professionals, was designed to investigate practice methodology. Prospects for the development of the field are discussed.
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Ben Williams Professor in Entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University.
Professor of business management in the College of Business, Montana State University.
Assistant professor of information systems in the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University.
Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University.
September 1, 1993