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Family businesses are mirroring changes in society in “blended family businesses”, according to a new report released by UK-based Families in Business, which include any family firm that has invited members of a second family into senior positions.

Family businesses are mirroring changes in society in “blended family businesses”, according to a new report released by UK-based Families in Business, which include any family firm that has invited members of a second family into senior positions.

Family businesses are less likely to lay off staff than publicly-listed companies even during times of recession, according to a new study out of Michigan.

Family businesses are less likely to lay off staff than publicly-listed companies even during times of recession, according to a new study out of Michigan. 

Isidoro Alvarez, the man who turned his uncle’s small tailoring service into a retail empire, has died at the age of 79 in Madrid.

Isidoro Alvarez, the man who turned his uncle’s small tailoring service into a retail empire, has died at the age of 79 in Madrid. 

A new family business programme launching in Montana this week has been prompted by a lack of support for family firms in the region, says the associate professor who will be leading the course.

A new family business programme launching in Montana this week has been prompted by a lack of support for family firms in the region, says the associate professor who will be leading the course.

Features

Harnessing the collective power of family capital is not a new concept. But One Thousand & One Voices is adding a twist: calling on families’ sector expertise and intellectual firepower to super-charge emerging market SMEs. Just don’t call it impact investing. 

With the ability to create everything from human organs to houses, 3D printing is being touted as one of the next big disruptive technologies. CampdenFB looks at whether family offices can mint any money from the industry

Family Office

The family office of Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji, who founded IT firm Wipro, has participated in a $106 million pre-IPO placement in Silicon Valley-based start up DataStax, which helps companies manage large volumes of data.

The family office of Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji, who founded IT firm Wipro, has participated in a $106 million pre-IPO placement in Silicon Valley-based start up DataStax, which helps companies manage large volumes of data. 

The family office of Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji, who founded IT firm Wipro, has participated in a $106 million pre-IPO placement in Silicon Valley-based start up DataStax, which helps companies manage large volumes of data.

The family office of Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji, who founded IT firm Wipro, has participated in a $106 million pre-IPO placement in Silicon Valley-based start up DataStax, which helps companies manage large volumes of data. 

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