Gleninchaquin Park

McCarthy, Breda (2009) Gleninchaquin Park. Irish Business Journal, 5 (1). pp. 55-66.

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[Extract] As one approaches Gleninchaquin Park, one is instantly impressed by two factors, the view and the tranquillity of the area. The park consists of streams, mountains, glens and lakes, a waterfall, woodlands and Kenmare Bay, all framed by the Killarney McGillicuddy Reeks along the horizon. Looking across to the magnificent view, I wonder who is fortunate enough to own hundreds of acres of land in this remote corner of Kerry. With this thought in mind, I am welcomed to the park by Mr Donal Corkery, a sheep farmer who runs a nature-based tourism venture with his family. With the unhurried manner that is so characteristic of rural Kerry, I'm invited in for a cup of tea and a chat.

Family businesses can be defined in various ways, including the degree of family ownership, management by family members, interdependency of family and business systems and intention to transfer to the family (Litz, 1995; Green and Pryde, 1990). These features are applicable to Gleninchaquin Park. In recent times, researchers argue that family-centred businesses may have unique perspectives of socially responsible behaviour due to ties to the community and family involvement (Niehm, SWiney and Miller, 2008). This case study sheds some insight into how a business is connected to a rural community and the complexities of managing and sustaining an ecologically responsible family business.

Item ID: 33523
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1649-7120
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