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Governance

While Corleone Imports Inc may seem like a distant reality to the way your family business is run, there are lessons that can be learned from The Godfather– not least how NOT to handle a sticky situation

Many multi-generational family firms make up the French economy. They demonstrate resilience and renewal in hardship, good family organisation and, for some, acceptance of in-laws in top roles

In this issue’s guest editorial, Carol S Pearson discusses the role archetypal branding can play in the success of a company and how family businesses are particulary suited to it

In the last issue, Kelin Gersick described the differences between the ‘pyramid’ view, emphasising the generational expansion of one family, and the ‘network’ view, focusing on the complex relationships among the multiple units of an extended family. Part II of this article explores the implications of that developmental model for the critical tasks of governance and continuity

I was talking recentlyto the Chairman of a financial services organisation, telling him about my interest in family business and my desire to establish a new international centre for the study of leadership in family firms at London Business School.

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