For family business studies, anthropology has well developed literatures in three areas that provide it with a comparative advantage: in kinship theory and comparative kinship studies, in ethnographic studies of particular kinship systems, and in ethnographic method (up-close field research using participant observation). Moreover, family business is a topic that crosses into both business and familial subject matter. Therefore, we can hope that an anthropology of family business will evolve and prove of scholarly and practitioner use. It should attend to consequential questions, such as the ways family business leaders find opportunities in the relationships between kinship and business. Such an anthropology would alert us to variables and considerations that otherwise might not be noted. It would also help us to define the contexts for which particular findings do and do no apply. Read More….