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July 1, 2006

This year on 20-22 September in Cannes, the Family Business Network will create a private and confidential environment for family businesses to discuss key issues and live cases on the topic of ‘building success on talent’. Olivier de Richoufftz explains the FBN approach

Olivier de Richoufftz is executive director, FBN International, Switzerland.

This year on 20-22 September in Cannes, the Family Business Network will create a private and confidential environment for family businesses to discuss key issues and live cases on the topic of 'building success on talent'. Olivier de Richoufftz explains the FBN approach

May 1, 2006

As the family business expands it is not enough to rely on informal governance procedures. An official family governance structure will ensure business’ continuity – and could prevent another corporate scandal, says François de Visscher

François de Visscher  is founder and president of the family business consultancy de Visscher & Co. www.devisscher.com

As the family business expands it is not enough to rely on informal governance procedures. An official family governance structure will ensure business' continuity – and could prevent another corporate scandal, says François de Visscher

January 1, 2006

At Campden Conference’s 2005 European Family Office Conference we presented the results of a survey conducted on family governance and the inner workings of family offices from around the globe. Melanie Stern reports on the findings

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

At Campden Conference's 2005 European Family Office Conference we presented the results of a survey conducted on family governance and the inner workings of family offices from around the globe. Melanie Stern reports on the findings

We in the family business world hear a lot about bad ­governance affecting both familial harmony and business success.
 

January 1, 2006

The new Belgian corporate governance code for non-listed companies features a special chapter devoted to family businesses – a first in Europe and, perhaps, the world. Jozef Lievens outlines the recommendations of the Buysse Code

Jozef Lievens  is a professor at the European University College Brussels and executive director of FBN Belgium. He was an active member of the commission which prepared the Buysse Code.

The new Belgian corporate governance code for non-listed companies features a special chapter devoted to family businesses – a first in Europe and, perhaps, the world. Jozef Lievens outlines the recommendations of the Buysse Code

November 1, 2005

A family vision can provide a sense of clarity, revitalising the original sense of deep connection between the family members and the business mission. Jane Zalman explains why adapting the family vision can be the perfect antidote to generational conflict

Jane Zalman is the founder and principal of Zalman Family Business Solutions www.zalmanfbs.com

A family vision can provide a sense of clarity, revitalising the original sense of deep connection between the family members and the business mission. Jane Zalman explains why adapting the family vision can be the perfect antidote to generational conflict

September 1, 2005

Good governance is the bedrock for effective family businesses – transparency and objectivity are key requirements in the process. Experienced and qualified outsiders on the board is a must if a company is to achieve success, writes James Hutcheson

James Olan Hutcheson is founder and president of Regeneration Partners. jim@regeneration-partners.com

Good governance is the bedrock for effective family businesses – transparency and objectivity are key requirements in the process. Experienced and qualified outsiders on the board is a must if a company is to achieve success, writes James Hutcheson

September 1, 2005

Since deregulation of the market, private business has mushroomed in Russia. But now family firms face issues such as succession and governance. The editor of the Russian version of Families in Business, Shamil Magomedov, outlines the situation

Since deregulation of the market, private business has mushroomed in Russia. But now family firms face issues such as succession and governance. The editor of the Russian version of Families in Business, Shamil Magomedov, outlines the situation

As a managing editor of the Russian edition of Families in Business, I  ask myself: What would I say about my own country? A country of great history and culture. It is a melting pot of change with amazing opportunities.
 

May 1, 2005

Every family in business needs to have a good governance structure. Johan Lambrecht describes the best way to achieve success and stability by looking closely, with some examples, at how you can rethink your strategy and mission statements for top results

Johan Lambrecht is professor at the European University College Brussels (EHSAL). He is director of the Research Centre for Entrepreneurship at EHSAL
and the Catholic University, Brussels

Every family in business needs to have a good governance structure. Johan Lambrecht describes the best way to achieve success and stability by looking closely, with some examples, at how you can rethink your strategy and mission statements for top results

May 1, 2005

Employing family members can be fraught with problems, but, argue John Ward and Steve Waichler, if it’s done with care and there is a good training and reward system in place, loyalty and commitment can strengthen your company and give it an edge

Steve Waichler is a director of Follett and president of the Waichler Family Council. John Ward is Wild Group professor of Family Business at IMD in Switzerland. www.johnlward.com

Employing family members can be fraught with problems, but, argue John Ward and Steve Waichler, if it's done with care and there is a good training and reward system in place, loyalty and commitment can strengthen your company and give it an edge

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