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Well-Regulated Family: An Assessment Approach for Treating Asian Business Families
by Hansen, Mark E., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2019, 58; 13806634
Abstract (Summary)

Asian family businesses comprise the vast majority of economic activity in the Asian region. Therefore, their smooth functioning is of both economic and societal importance. However, little research has been done on how to assess, let alone therapeutically treat, Asian business families. Due to the overlap of family systems and business systems, Asian business families face complex and unique challenges. Family members play multiple roles in both the family and business. Value systems and decision processes between the two systems may vary significantly. Boundaries between the family system and business system are often blurred. Using a hermeneutic methodological approach to research and synthesizing across the limited Asian family systems and business family systems research, the thesis develops an assessment methodology and instrument that allow practitioners to identify issues specific to Asian business families that may arise in therapy.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Walling, Joanna
Commitee: Jacobson, Gioia
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Therapy, Asian Studies, Counseling Psychology, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Asian business families, Asian family businesses, Asian family counseling, Asian family systems, Family and business systems
Publication Number: 13806634
ISBN: 978-1-392-04628-9
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