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.
|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|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|
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