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Business Enterprise and Management - Dr Claire Seaman

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Name:
Dr Claire Seaman
Position: Reader - Enterprise & Family Business
Phone: 0131 474 0000
Email: cseaman@qmu.ac.uk

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  Qualifications:

DBA (2011) in Family Business [Edinburgh Napier University]



Memberships:

Family Firms International

International Family Enterprise Research Association

Former Director of the Scottish Family Business Association

Book Review Editor: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

Editorial Advisory Boards:

Journal of Family Business Management

International Journal of Consumer Studies

British Food Journal

Special Journal Issues

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (2010 Issue 1) on Family Business

 International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (ABS 1) entitled ‘The Hospitality Industry: Ethnicity and Diversity in Consumers and Staff’, 18 7.

International Journal of Consumer Studies entitled ‘Ethnic Minorities: Diversity in Consumers and Business’ 31 2

Fellow of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Advisory Board, Family Business (Scotland)

 

Personal Profile:

Dr Claire Seaman is a Reader in Enterprise and Family Business. She has published over 30 journal articles on family businesses in the UK, New Zealand and Latin America and is a regular contributor to family business conferences worldwide. Her recent book, The Modern Family Business, was developed with colleagues and published by Palgrave McMillan. Claire maintains close links with the business community and business organisations such as the Scottish Family Business Association, Family Business United and local economic development agencies. She is a frequent speaker at gatherings of family businesses and professional advisors. This interaction enables her to share insights from evidence based research with practitioners, while ensuring that her research focuses on areas of importance to the family business community, and has lead directly to current research that focusses on the European Family Business Associations. Experiences and close interactions with business and business support agencies help keep her professional work rooted into the realties and complex dynamics of families in business who create enterprises that dominate the economic and societal landscape around the world.


Recent Publications:

Journals

Collins, L., Grisoni, L., Davies, S., Tucker, J., Seaman, C. and Graham, S. (2012). The Modern Family Business Palgrave Macmillan.

Di Belmonte, S., Seaman, C. and Bent, R. (2015) Family Business Ancestries  The Strategic Management of Succession in Multi-Generational Owner-Managed Estates Journal of family Business Management (in press)

Seaman, C., Bent, R. Unis, A. (2015) The Future of Family Entrepreneurship: Family Culture, Education and Entrepreneurial Intent in Scottish Pakistani Communities. Futures. Special Issue on the Futures of Family Entrepreneurship. Editors: Randerson, K., Fayolle, A. and Bettinelli, C. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016328715300458

Cunningham, J., Seaman, C. and McGuire, D. (2015) Knowledge Sharing in Small Family Firms.  Journal of Family Business Strategy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.10.002

Collins, L., Seaman, C., Stepek, M. and Graham, S. (2012) None of Your Business: The Case for a Paradigm Shift in Teaching Family Business in UK Business Schools Education & Training

Seaman, C., McQuaid, R. and Pearson, M. (2013) Networks in Family Business: Mono-Rational and Multi-Rational Approaches to Family Businesses and Business Families International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Bent, R., Seaman, C. and Welsh, R. (2013) Succession Planning within Scottish Minority Ethnic Businesses World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

Seaman, Claire (2013) The Invisible Bedrock: Business Families, Networks and the Creation of Entrepreneurial Space. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 9 (1). pp. 101-113. ISSN 1746-573

Seaman, Claire (2012) The Invisible Bedrock: Four Constructs of Family Business Space. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 8 (3). pp. 297-307. ISSN 1746-0573

Bent, Richard and Seaman, Claire and Welsh, Rita and Pretious, Mike (2012) Over the hedge: hidden networks in knowledge transfer. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 9 (4). pp. 359-371. ISSN 1753-3627, ESSN: 1753-3635 Seaman, C., Graham, S. and Bent, R. (2010) Seduced into the Family Business Editorial for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research 5 1 on Family Business pp 352-356

Seaman, C., Graham, S. and Falconer, P. (2010) Exploring Scottish Family Businesses: Economy, Geography and Community International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business 9 2 193-200

Bent, R., and Seaman, C. (2010) Minority Ethnic Businesses: So Are We Really Saying One Size Fits All? International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business 9 2 193-200

Silva, M., Bent, R., Seaman, C. and Falconer, P. (2010) Measuring the Financial Capability of Business Owners from Non-Traditional Ethnic Minority Groups in Scotland International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business 9 2 193-200

 Books

Collins, L., Grisoni, L., Davies, S., Tucker, J., Seaman, C. and Graham, S. (2012). The Modern Family Business Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

Seaman, C. (2016) Aye Bin? Leading a Changing ‘Traditional’ Scottish Family Business Leadership and Change Management. A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Gower Publishers, London. Pp. 258-290.

Seaman, C. (2013) Governing the Asian Family Business. Governance an d Sustainability in the Immigrant Family Business: Leveraging Entrepreneurship, Culture and Family Dynamics Gower Publishers, London

Seaman, C. and Graham, S, (2012) Cutting It: Creating Space for the Knowledge Intensive Economy. Entrepreneurship for Poverty Alleviation Gower Publishers, London

Graham, S. and Seaman, C. (2011) ‘Scotland: Driving a Scottish Family Business Forward; from Faither to Wee Lassie in Halkias, D., Thurman, P., Smith, C., Nason, R., (Eds). Father-Daughter Succession in Family Business: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Gower Publishers, London

Seaman, C. and Graham, S. (2009) Creating Competitive Advantage in Scottish Family Businesses: Managing, Sharing and Transferring the Knowledge In: Cultural Implications of Knowledge Sharing, Management and Transfer: Identifying Competitive Advantage Ed D. Haromonina IDI International Publishers (pp 230-251)

 


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