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Family Business

GMR Group was founded just 30 years ago by G M Rao. Through its energy, transportation and charitable initiatives, Suzy Bibko discovers that it is helping create a stronger India – and building a sound family business infrastructure at the same time

Howard Coffin had a vision – Sea Island was the perfect location to build the most luxurious resort in the country. He didn’t live to realise his dream, but fourth generation member Bill Jones III carries the mantle. It’s a hard job but someone has to do it... discovers Suzy Bibko

At 72 years of age, Nils Larson thought it was too soon to begin the transition of his family’s publishing house to the fourth generation.

The resignation that fractured the Murdoch dynasty has been the subject of intense media scrutiny. Melanie Stern sifts through the cuttings and finds that this private drama made public reveals that succession is one of the most incendiary of issues

International expansion of a family business raises all sorts of questions in the boardroom. But just how do shareholders factor in increasing capital demands while striving to retain family values? Mark Dye reports on the complexities of globalisation

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