Coentrepreneurial Couples: A Review of Literature on Initiation and Boundaries among Copreneurs

Suchithra - Nimeshi


The dominion, Family businesses and entrepreneurship is a common study in so many countries with referring to the motives of commencement, the problems they encountered, boundaries and the support on several factors in creating intention. Couple-owned businesses are a rapidly growing segment of that main domain. This notion is slightly common to the foreign context. However, it’s still a new concept for a county like Sri Lanka. Main objective of this study is to investigate how the concept of Copreneur has been identified and brought forward within literature. In achieving this objective, researcher used the Systematic Literature Review approaching 15 research articles which has gone with this concept. The research articles were taken from top journals as well as different context to get a good exposure on this study. The researcher able to come up with a conclusions based on the literature of considered time frame. The researcher able to understand the main reason for couples to become copreneuers is the responsibilities they get from their families, mutual understanding and trust and the opportunities they see in the market after having their own child.  This study will improve the value as this is an under-research area within the Sri Lankan context and most of the time systematic literature reviews have not done in the Sri Lankan context. Based on that this study will enhance the value it generates to the main domain; entrepreneurship as well as sub-domain; copreneurs. Moreover future researchers can use these insights in their studies.

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