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January 28, 2020

Founded in 2009, Cookson Adventures has pioneered the concept of world firsts in luxury adventure travel. Henry Cookson, the company’s founder, reveals how his team delivers incredible travel experiences for his clients in family business.

Founded in 2009, Cookson Adventures has pioneered the concept of world firsts in luxury adventure travel. Henry Cookson, the company’s founder, reveals how his team delivers incredible travel experiences for his clients in family business.

April 16, 2019

Merck had been able to continually anticipate changes in the macro-environment and adapt itself

There are several things that family businesses can learn from the history of Merck.

Cohesion and continuity are the benefits of adherence to family values and tradition. Merck values of hard work, empathy, and striving for excellence were imbibed and inculcated across generations mainly through practice.

January 1, 2005

What’s different about family business? In the last issue I wrote about the special role of leaders, and that in family firms leadership is often unlike the types you find in other sectors, but it is what they are sitting on that really sets the family business apart from any other kind of private or public firm.

Nigel Nicholson is professor of Organ­isational Behaviour at London Business School.

What's different about family business? In the last issue I wrote about the special role of leaders, and that in family firms leadership is often unlike the types you find in other sectors, but it is what they are sitting on that really sets the family business apart from any other kind of private or public firm.

April 1, 2003

Family is important not only in the formation of entrepreneurial spirit, but also in the continuity and change of family business

Pierre de Maret is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Brussels and has been Rector of the University since October 2000. He has been engaged in extensive fieldwork in Africa for over 30 years and is a consultant for major international institutions.

Family is important not only in the formation of entrepreneurial spirit, but also in the continuity and change of family business

November 1, 2002

Certain family values can become the driving force behind a family business’s success and in Spain it has been proved that they are essential to the survival of a business

Kristin Cappuyns is Research Associate of the Family Business Chair at IESE, International Business School, Barcelona, Spain. She is also an Executive Board Member of IFERA, the International Family Enterprise Research Academy.

Certain family values can become the driving force behind a family business's success and in Spain it has been proved that they are essential to the survival of a business

November 1, 2002

Spain has moved to a pluralistic democracy, but its strong heritage of family businesses remain governed by a patriarchal system

Ivan Lansberg is an organisational psychologist specialising in complex family enterprise. He is a senior partner at Lansberg, Gersick and Associates, New Haven, CT, USA.

Spain has moved to a pluralistic democracy, but its strong heritage of family businesses remain governed by a patriarchal system

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