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María Paulina Brito Ochoa
Rey Juan Carlos University and Guayaquil University
Maria Asuncion Sacristan- Navarro
Rey Juan Carlos University
Eva Pelechano- Barahona
Rey Juan Carlos University
Vol. 10 No. 2 (2020), Research Paper (Available), pages 69-81
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This paper examines the various contributions of scientific research in the field of dynamic capabilities in the field of family businesses, using a bibliometric approach during the period 2009-2019. The volume of scientific publications found in the Web of Science (WOS) database was equal to 56 articles. The application of bibliometric methods and techniques has allowed to reflect the evolution of the level of publications, active institutions, methodologies employed and main research topics discussed. Taking into account the results obtained, future lines of research are proposed that allow progress in the consolidation of the study of dynamic capacities in the field of family businesses as a scientific discipline

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