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May 1, 2008

Professor K Ramachandran from the Indian School of Business looks at the impact that values and visions can have on the success of a family

Professor K Ramachandran from the Indian School of Business looks at the impact that values and visions can have on the success of a family

May 1, 2006

The success of a business depends on the quality of leadership throughout, but especially from the top. Good management disciplines and skills ensure the business is run effectively but they are not enough on their own. Graham Yemm looks at the top job requirements

Graham Yemm works with organisations on a range of training and development issues, including leadership, culture and communication skills. For more information visit www.solutions4training.com

The success of a business depends on the quality of leadership throughout, but especially from the top. Good management disciplines and skills ensure the business is run effectively but they are not enough on their own. Graham Yemm looks at the top job requirements

May 1, 2006

Little is known about how family business members define success and how it can be realised. Katrien Baetens and Johan Lambrecht take a closer look at this issue and provide some solutions on preventing family business ruptures

Katrien Baetens  is researcher at the Research Centre for Entrepreneurship at EHSAL European University College.
Johan lambrecht  is director of the Research Centre for Entrepreneurship at EHSAL European University College and professor at EHSAL.

Little is known about how family business members define success and how it can be realised. Katrien Baetens and Johan Lambrecht take a closer look at this issue and provide some solutions on preventing family business ruptures

March 1, 2006

The transition into a subsequent generation is not always as smooth as one would like. Each generation has its own agenda whether it be achieving their individual dreams or taking a step back from the family business. Barbara Murray discusses five separate experiences

Barbara Murray is director of Family Business Solutions UK.

The transition into a subsequent generation is not always as smooth as one would like. Each generation has its own agenda whether it be achieving their individual dreams or taking a step back from the family business. Barbara Murray discusses five separate experiences

July 1, 2005

Family firms are not inherently big risk-takers. Responsibility sits heavily on a leader’s shoulders because they will not want to sacrifice generations of toil. However, caution does not mean a company cannot be successfully competitive, writes George Malim

George Malim is a freelance journalist based in London. malim@blueyonder.co.uk

Family firms are not inherently big risk-takers. Responsibility sits heavily on a leader's shoulders because they will not want to sacrifice generations of toil. However, caution does not mean a company cannot be successfully competitive, writes George Malim

May 1, 2005

Family Wealth – Keeping it in the Family
by James E. Hughes

Christine Harland is director of Camden Writers. www.camdenwriters.com

Family Wealth – Keeping it in the Family
by James E. Hughes

The table of contents is fairly traditional for a book on family wealth preservation: Investor allocation, the family bank, mission statements and peer review. What is less traditional is Hughes' assertion that unless the family has defined and incorporated a spiritual component into their long-term plan, none of the rules of good governance will make sense.
 

May 1, 2005

Offering clearly marked highways and pointing out the right junctions is an effective way to motivate young people to commit to the family business. Mika Mustakallio looks at the options for preparing the next generation for the road to prosperity

Mika Mustakallio is a founding member of FBN International's Next Generation Working Group. www.fbn-i.org

Offering clearly marked highways and pointing out the right junctions is an effective way to motivate young people to commit to the family business. Mika Mustakallio looks at the options for preparing the next generation for the road to prosperity

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

Despite having to contend with internal family tensions on top of the usual work stresses, family businesses still outperform non-family businesses. At the end of the day it’s not what they succeed at, but the way they succeed that makes the difference, says Jane Hilburt-Davis

Jane Hilburt-Davis is founder of Key Resources, an international family business consultancy based in Boston, MA.

Despite having to contend with internal family tensions on top of the usual work stresses, family businesses still outperform non-family businesses. At the end of the day it's not what they succeed at, but the way they succeed that makes the difference, says Jane Hilburt-Davis

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