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September 1, 2006

Family businesses are different to non-family businesses – they have staying power borne from a commitment to impart to the next generation what was passed to them. John Ward and Colleen Lief discuss the importance of flexibility and adaptability

John Ward and Colleen Lief are with the Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Family Business Research Center at IMD.

Family businesses are different to non-family businesses – they have staying power borne from a commitment to impart to the next generation what was passed to them. John Ward and Colleen Lief discuss the importance of flexibility and adaptability

May 1, 2006

In a world that seems increasingly focused on the benefits of super-quick results and earning a fast buck, families in business tend to look towards a different goal. There are more rewards to be gained from a solid long-term strategy than just continuity, writes John Ward

John Ward is the Wild Group Professor of Family Business, IMD; Professor of Family Enterprises, Kellogg School; Principle of The Family Business Consulting Group.

In a world that seems increasingly focused on the benefits of super-quick results and earning a fast buck, families in business tend to look towards a different goal. There are more rewards to be gained from a solid long-term strategy than just continuity, writes John Ward

March 1, 2006

As a business family moves through the progressive stages of transition, there are the associated challenges of each stage to confront. None more so than when the family has exceeded the cousin collaboration. But don’t lose the family bond, writes John Ward

John Ward is principle of the Family Business Consulting Group. www.efamilybusiness.com

As a business family moves through the progressive stages of transition, there are the associated challenges of each stage to confront. None more so than when the family has exceeded the cousin collaboration. But don't lose the family bond, writes John Ward

January 1, 2006

John Ward is the Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD and Professor of Family Enterprises at Kellogg. www.JohnLWard.com

For family firms, the company is more than just a company – it is an institution. In contrast with non-family firms, the purpose of continuity, prudence and proactive adaptability assure continuing family business success, writes John Ward

March 1, 2004

More and more studies are showing extra longevity for family controlled firms, despite a conspicuous lack of resources and vulnerabilities. Yet many find the goal to endure and preserve wealth a long haul requiring commitment and adaptability

John L Ward is the Co-Director of the Center for Family Enterprises at Kellogg School of Management (USA) and the Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD (Switzerland). He serves on the boards of four family companies in Europe and the USA.

More and more studies are showing extra longevity for family controlled firms, despite a conspicuous lack of resources and vulnerabilities. Yet many find the goal to endure and preserve wealth a long haul requiring commitment and adaptability

September 1, 2002

Friday, 14 June 2002 saw a gathering in London of over 100 family business delegates from home and abroad for the inaugural IFB National Forum Conference.

Grant Gordon is Director General of the IFB (UK).

Friday, 14 June 2002 saw a gathering in London of over 100 family business delegates from home and abroad for the inaugural IFB National Forum Conference. The Institute for Family Business (UK), one of the youngest chapters of FBN launched at the end of 2001, marked its spot on the FBN map with its successful conference on the theme "Governance for Longevity in Family Companies".

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