Bibliometric Analysis of Publication Trends in Family Firms’ Social Capital in Emerging Economies

Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 144–179, 2020

36 Pages Posted: 1 May 2021

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Norfarah Nordin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Siti-Nabiha A.K

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Mohd Ali Samsudin

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Educational Studies

Date Written: July 23, 2020

Abstract

There is a wide collection of journal articles and academic discourse on family firms’ social capital. However, the focus on the comprehensive synthesis of the collections is limited. The lack of efforts to synthesize the issue of family firms’ social capital focuses on emerging economies further limiting the utility of the literature. Despite the various differences between family firms in developed and emerging economies; no attempt was undertaken to separate the different insights and issues between the two different contexts. Thus, this article focusing on emerging economies is an attempt to bridge this gap in the literature. Consequently, to provide a review on researches that focus on family firm’s social capital in emerging economies. Bibliometric analysis is used to provide quantitative insights. The qualitative insights are generated from a systematic literature review. Journal articles are retrieved as data to achieve these objectives. The time frame of literature extraction is from 1960 to the year 2018. Data is extracted from WOS and Scopus indexed database yielding 288 documents. After manual scrutinizing the content, only 31 (10.8%) of the cited literature is on the family firm social capital related issue. The paper finds that there is an increasing trend in the number of family firms’ social capital study in the context of the emerging economies. The highly cited articles are published by Deephouse and Jaskiewicz (2013) in the Journal of Management Studies with 179 citations, and Khavul et al. (2009) in the Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice with 140 citations. The findings provide a collection of evidence about the focus, variables, and theories used from credible sources of the family firms’ social capital studies.

Keywords: Social capital; socioemotional wealth; family firm; emerging economies; Bibliometric; systematic review

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

Suggested Citation

Nordin, Norfarah and A.K, Siti-Nabiha and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Samsudin, Mohd Ali, Bibliometric Analysis of Publication Trends in Family Firms’ Social Capital in Emerging Economies (July 23, 2020). Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 144–179, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3832746

Norfarah Nordin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Siti-Nabiha A.K

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://https://umresearch.um.edu.my/

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Mohd Ali Samsudin

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Educational Studies ( email )

Penang, 11800
Malaysia

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