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October 30, 2012

Stories about corruption follow a familiar arc. It is exposed by the press (or bloggers) and condemned, and then others come along who shrug in a worldly way, give a wry smile and explain that this is how business is done.

Not many people have heard of Yang Dacai until August, when he was photographed smirking at the side of the road where 36 people had died in a car crash. That smile made the head of Shaanxi province’s Bureau of Work Safety a hate-figure among Chinese bloggers, who soon started digging into his life.

March 19, 2009

As much as I consider myself a realist on matters related to the global economy – indeed some call me a pessimist – never would I have believed that in my lifetime I would be seeing anything remotely resembling the 1930s.

As much as I consider myself a realist on matters related to the global economy – indeed some call me a pessimist – never would I have believed that in my lifetime I would be seeing anything remotely resembling the 1930s.

The gravity of the current situation is beginning to be recognised. The recovery is likely to be “L-shaped”; the global economy could be entering a “lost decade”, comparable to what Japan experienced after its crash and financial implosion in 1991. But that was one country, now it’s the world.

March 1, 2008

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Family Business Conference in Miami to find how businesses in Latin America are tackling globalisation

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Family Business Conference in Miami to find how businesses in Latin America are tackling globalisation (click here to read more). Families also spoke of the strategic plans that their businesses have developed in order to keep up with the global market, as well as their hopes and plans for the future.

January 1, 2008

In today’s globalised world, taking the family business global is unavoidable if the family wants to stay together as owners. François de Visscher and Jane Simms assess the challenges and opportunities that confront families who are faced with this decision

In today's globalised world, taking the family business global is unavoidable if the family wants to stay together as owners. François de Visscher and Jane Simms assess the challenges and opportunities that confront families who are faced with this decision

When family businesses expand beyond their national borders, the very fabric that made them successful can be torn apart by the forces of globalisation.
 

March 1, 2007

Innovation and entrepreneurialism have been the hallmarks of successful family businesses for centuries. But, given today’s global marketplace, just how important are these factors to a successful company? Andrea Chipman investigates

Andrea Chipman is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

July 1, 2006

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

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist based in London.

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

There are two sides to every story and this is no different when it comes to family businesses looking at international growth. While there is excitement at the prospect of the opportunity and potential such a foray brings, it can be tempered by potential problems.

May 1, 2006

With the threat of local competition being eroded by global challenges, family businesses need to strive towards increased flexibility, says Andrew Keyt. Good governance could be the key to keeping your business competitive in a quickly changing marketplace

Andrew Keyt is president of the US chapter of FBN International and executive director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Centre.

With the threat of local competition being eroded by global challenges, family businesses need to strive towards increased flexibility, says Andrew Keyt. Good governance could be the key to keeping your business competitive in a quickly changing marketplace

May 1, 2005

Research shows that families are less likely to go international than non-family firms, even though success is highly likely. Chris Graves and Jill Thomas examine the strategies

Chris Graves is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and a lecturer in the school of commerce, University of South Australia. Jill Thomas is associate head (research) in the graduate school of business at the University of Adelaide.

Research shows that families are less likely to go international than non-family firms, even though success is highly likely. Chris Graves and Jill Thomas examine the strategies

January 1, 2005

Preparing a company to globalise its operations depends on the nature of the business and the suitability of its products. George Malim reviews the options open to family firms

George Malim is a freelance journalist based in London.

Preparing a company to globalise its operations depends on the nature of the business and the suitability of its products. George Malim reviews the options open to family firms

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