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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, 2004

I’ve always liked travelling, especially with my dad, Robert, who has been a member of the Family Business Network for several years and for whom this was his fourth world conference.

Rob Patterson is the son of Bob Patterson, one of the founding principals of the Virginia-based ASC Advisory Group.

January 1, 2004

The field of family business studies has begun to address the need for new approaches to preparing the next generation of qualified leaders and capable owners.

Elizabeth Florent-Treacy is research project manager, INSEAD Initiative for Family Enterprise, Fontainebleau France and Singapore. (The contribution of Michael Carlander and the Next Generation Working Group is gratefully acknowledged.)

January 1, 2004

What can the members of business-owning families learn from Agincourt, from a contemporary Paris orchestra, from the sometimes bewildering world of parenting adolescents and from a septuagenarian’s scholarly wisdom based on more than half a century spent working with and studying leaders and leadership?

Barbara Murray is executive director of the Family Business Network.

September 1, 2003

There is nothing like working with real family businesses to keep you in touch with the challenges they face

Suzy Bibko is Editor-in-Chief of Families in Business magazine.

There is nothing like working with real family businesses to keep you in touch with the challenges they face

Dr Barbara Murray, founding director of the Centre for Family Enterprise (CFE) at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland has recently been appointed as Executive Director of the Family Business Network (FBN). In the coming year, she hopes to awaken the 'sleeping giant' and put into practice what the FBN preaches.

September 1, 2003

Lausanne is widely acknowledged to be the family business capital of the world. With two major educational centres located there, IMD and the FBN, family businesses can feel assured that their educational and networking needs will all be met

Barbara Murray is Executive Director, the Family Business Network.
Joachim Schwass is Director, the IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Family Business Center.
John Ward is the Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD (Switzerland).

Lausanne is widely acknowledged to be the family business capital of the world. With two major educational centres located there, IMD and the FBN, family businesses can feel assured that their educational and networking needs will all be met

January 1, 2003

This year’s FBN conference saw the biggest attendance in its 13-year history, with delegates from 30 countries. While the largest single delegation came from Finland, some countries, such as Brazil, showed up in record numbers. Despite being at opposite ends of the earth, both the Finns and Brazilians came to the same conclusion: the FBN conference is well worth attending and no matter where you live, family business issues are the same the world over

Krista Elo-Pärssinen is communications consultant at Eurofacts Oy, a Finnish public affairs and communications agency operating in the Baltic Sea region.

Renata Bernhoeft-Urbasch is a second generation owner and partner in Bernhoeft Consultaria, and is also a family therapist.

January 1, 2003

The FBN’s Next Generation Worldwide Meeting proved once again to be a big success, attracting over 400 participants. This year, however, delegates included not only junior family members but also senior family members wishing to learn more about the challenges that will face their offspring

Professor Randel S Carlock is the Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Director of the Family Enterprise Challenge executive programme at INSEAD. Elizabeth Florent-Treacy is Research Project Manager at INSEAD.

The FBN's Next Generation Worldwide Meeting proved once again to be a big success, attracting over 400 participants. This year, however, delegates included not only junior family members but also senior family members wishing to learn more about the challenges that will face their offspring

January 1, 2003

Family firms want to see their values reflected in their business. The 2002 FBN conference addressed how this can be achieved

Maurits Bruel is a family business consultant with GITP International in the Netherlands.

Family firms want to see their values reflected in their business. The 2002 FBN conference addressed how this can be achieved

John is proud of his family business and the values it stands for. Where some businesses provide lip service to their values, he lives them every day. He measures his success not only by the bottom-line results of the business, but also by the goals that go with the company's core values.

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