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Tom Lumpkin
  • Syracuse, NY
  • United States
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With what family business organizations are you affiliated (e.g., FFI, FBN, IFERA, FERC, CAFE, IFB)?
FERC, FFI
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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…

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Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:30am

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