management approach for family business — Chapter 24 of the Handbook of Research on Strategy Process, edited by Pietro Mazzola and Franz W. Kellermans (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2010, ISBN 978 1 84844 044 9. Also available as an e-book from their site.). Coauthored by Joe Astrachan, me, Gaia Marchisio and George Manners, all of the Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University. Look for it in an academic library near you.
Deep stuff — very academic — but covers the waterfront of the research (i.e., as distinguished from the speculation) on the process of strategy. As the co-editors describe it:
While strategy content focuses on the subject of the decision, strategy process focuses on actual decision making and its associated actions. Strategy process research examines the process underpinning strategy formulation and implementation. … Although aimed primarily at the academic community, many of the contributions speak to a wider audience.
Expensive, but if you’re into this sort of thing, probably indispensable.