comparative study, thematic analysis, family business dimensions, the CASE project, the GLOBE program


This article shows cross-cultural variations in family businesses using nine cross-cultural dimensions of family business from the CASE project. A content analysis of the emergent themes from a set of contextual articles on family businesses in 10 regional clusters worldwide, as defined by the GLOBE program, is conducted. This thematic analysis shows qualitative as well as quantitative variations in the family businesses of different cultural regions. Further research is required to understand the rich diversity of family businesses within each cluster and to refine scholars’ knowledge about how the dimensions of family business are manifested in different clusters.


Original Citation: Gupta, Vipin, and Nancy Levenburg. "A Thematic Analysis of Cultural Variations in Family Businesses: The CASE Project." Family Business Review 23, no. 2 (2010): 155-169.