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Tom Lumpkin
  • Syracuse, NY
  • United States
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I am a professor of entrepreneurship in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. I do family business research. I am presently Co-Editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and serve on the Advisory Board of Family Business Review.

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What Family Business Can Teach Social Entrepreneurs - by Tom Lumpkin and Sophie Bacq

Family businesses, as it turns out, have a number of things in common with social enterprises. Both have a need to thrive economically, but are also motivated by non-economic goals such as helping others and enriching their communities. Both must deal with short-term decisions and demands, but many are guided by a long-term orientation that also influences decision making and action. Relative to nonfamily firms, both face the challenge of aligning the varied and sometimes divergent interests…


Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:30am

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