Document Type : Original Article


1 Master of Business Administration-Marketing, Department of Management, Faculty of Humanities, Gilan University, Rasht

2 Associate Professor, Department of Business Management, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

3 Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran


The The current research has sought to identify and level indicators that are effective in branding family businesses. This research is applied from the objective point of view and mixed from the method point of view. The research community in the first part (qualitative) was experts, university professors related to the research field and managers of family businesses, and in the second part (quantitative),senior managers and employees were selected as respondents to the questionnaire questions. The data collection tool was based on semi-structured interview in the first part and questionnaire in the second part. The method of data analysis in the first stage is based on a systematic review of theoretical literature and thematic analysis (reflective approach) and in the second stage Interpretive-Structural Modeling (ISM) has been used to measure the most influential variables. after collecting all the articles done in this domain as well as the number of 8 semi-structured interviews with the target community, finally 16 factors from the theoretical literature and 4 factors from the qualitative section were selected as the main foundations of family business branding, which in the final part of the results of this activity showed that government support, the role of a powerful leader, High initial capital is the most influential factors and pricing system, quality, suitable packaging are the influencing factors of this research. The results of the present research can be new foundations for the formation and stability of branding of family businesses in the country.