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February 5, 2009

Family businesses have what it takes to weather the current economic storm, according to Roger Pedder, former chairman of Clarks Shoes, one of the UK’s largest private family companies.

Family businesses have what it takes to weather the current economic storm, according to Roger Pedder, former chairman of Clarks Shoes, one of the UK's largest private family companies.

"Family businesses are the bedrock of the economy and will be placed in better stead throughout these tough economic times, which were, in truth, bought about by the type of short-term business and investment behaviour prevalent in most quoted and many private equity-owned companies today," said Pedder in an exclusive interview with Campden FB.

May 1, 2004

Faith Baker, whose family owned a thriving frozen foods business along the New England coast, spent endless childhood hours at the formal dining table, quiet and observant while the adults talked around her.

Christine Harland is Director of Camden Writers

Faith Baker, whose family owned a thriving frozen foods business along the New England coast, spent endless childhood hours at the formal dining table, quiet and observant while the adults talked around her. Over the fireplace hung the dark oil portrait of an American Indian, complete with head-dress. Now in her eighties, Faith remembers that for a good part of her young life she mentally incorporated that figure into the family history, believing him to be yet another of her revered ancestors.

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

January 1, 2003

Growth is a relative thing, and achieving growth means different things to different families and their businesses.

Growth is a relative thing, and achieving growth means different things to different families and their businesses.

January 1, 2003

Family feuds can fester for generations and the conflict may have a disastrously destructive effect on the family and the prospects for its business. Communication and respect are the keys to avoiding damaging family conflicts

Dennis T Jaffe, PhD is professor at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, author of Working With The Ones You Love, and a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group.

Family feuds can fester for generations and the conflict may have a disastrously destructive effect on the family and the prospects for its business. Communication and respect are the keys to avoiding damaging family conflicts

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