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June 18, 2013

Business has lost its way; modern businesses say that as long as they haven’t broken the law, they’ve done nothing wrong. So, is it time for big companies to learn a bit of humility?

In his classic book After Virtue the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre paints a picture of a world where some cataclysmic event has occurred that has somehow destroyed our understanding of science.

The body of knowledge which had been built up over thousands of years has been torn apart and only bits and pieces of it have survived. In this dystopia, our understanding of the world around us is fragmented and confused.

November 2, 2007

Family business leaders across the globe are increasingly incorporating ethical wills into their estate plans to communicate their values, hopes, and dreams to future generations. Suzanna de Baca finds out how they can help your estate planning process

Suzanna de Baca is president of Private Capital Solutions Group.

Family business leaders across the globe are increasingly incorporating ethical wills into their estate plans to communicate their values, hopes, and dreams to future generations. Suzanna de Baca finds out how they can help your estate planning process

July 1, 2007

Corporate scandals such as Parmalat not only changed the way business is conducted, but also forced business ethics into the mainstream. Marc Smith assesses whether teaching ethics could help future generations avoid the mistakes of the past

Marc Smith is acting editor of Families in Business.

Corporate scandals such as Parmalat not only changed the way business is conducted, but also forced business ethics into the mainstream. Marc Smith assesses whether teaching ethics could help future generations avoid the mistakes of the past

March 1, 2004

For a Westerner advising family businesses in Egypt the experience can be fraught with cultural challenges and entrepreneurial insights. A deeper understanding of foreign work ethics is only the beginning

Gerald Le Van is a Family Business Strategist based in Black Mountain, North Carolina. He is Managing Director of The Le Van Company (www.levanco.com).
(The author is indebted to Professor Tarek A Tatem and Larry C Hearn for ideas generated by their unpublished article, 'Egyptians and Americans: Developing Cross-Cultural Competence for Global Business'.)

For a Westerner advising family businesses in Egypt the experience can be fraught with cultural challenges and entrepreneurial insights. A deeper understanding of foreign work ethics is only the beginning

March 1, 2004

The Family Business Network is the World Association for Family Enterprises. Part of its mission is to raise awareness of the societal importance and economic significance of family enterprises around the world.

Barbara Murray is Consultant Editor of Families in Business. Guido Corbetta  is Professor of Strategy in Family Businesses at Universita Bocconi. Gioacchino Attanzio is CEO of AidAF.

January 1, 2003

Samuel C Johnson Family Enterprises were the recipients of the 2002 IMD Distinguished Family Business Award. Over the past decade, the company and the family behind it have seen phenomenal growth – in both the business and the family dimensions

Joachim Schwass is Professor of Family Business, IMD and Director, the IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Family Business Center.

Samuel C Johnson Family Enterprises were the recipients of the 2002 IMD Distinguished Family Business Award. Over the past decade, the company and the family behind it have seen phenomenal growth – in both the business and the family dimensions

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