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March 1, 2006

Campden Conferences and the BDO Centre for Family Business are launching the first of a series of surveys on international family values. Peter Leach and Juliette Johnson, of BDO, explain the rationale

Peter Leach is chairman of the BDO Centre for Family Business. Juliette Johnson is senior manager of the BDO Centre for Family Business. www.bdo.co.uk/cfb

Campden Conferences and the BDO Centre for Family Business are launching the first of a series of surveys on international family values. Peter Leach and Juliette Johnson, of BDO, explain the rationale

March 1, 2005

According to recent research, family firms have stronger ‘people’ values than non-family firms and are more likely to put customers and employees ahead of profits.

According to recent research, family firms have stronger 'people' values than non-family firms and are more likely to put customers and employees ahead of profits. This doesn't mean they lose any competitive advantage, argues John Ward, Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD in Switzerland and Professor of Family Enterprises at Kellogg School of Management.

January 1, 2005

It takes a lot more than entrepreneurial spirit to sustain a family and its long-term business success – vision, values and planning also play a role. The key, as Amy Braden discovers, is integrating them

Amy Braden is a managing director of JPMorgan Private Bank and head of its Family Wealth Centre in New York. www.jpmorgan.com/privatebank

It takes a lot more than entrepreneurial spirit to sustain a family and its long-term business success – vision, values and planning also play a role. The key, as Amy Braden discovers, is integrating them

January 1, 2005

Leaders who do not understand the emotional value a family derives from a business and the importance of attending to this put their credibility as guides in jeopardy, says Andrew Keyt. What to do?

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

Leaders who do not understand the emotional value a family derives from a business and the importance of attending to this put their credibility as guides in jeopardy, says Andrew Keyt. What to do?

January 1, 2005

“Any fool can make a fortune. It takes a man of brains to hold on to it after it is made.”

Johan Lambrecht and diane arijs are respectively director and scientific researcher of the Research Centre for Entrepreneurship, EHSAL-KU Brussel in Brussels.

"Any fool can make a fortune. It takes a man of brains to hold on to it after it is made."

September 1, 2004

A family agreement can be a powerful tool for any business owning family. It can secure and perpetuate an enterprise but it should be a distinct reflection of a family’s culture and experience, argue Daniela Montemerlo and John Ward

Daniela Montemerlo is a professor at Bocconi University. John Ward is Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD in Switzerland and Professor of Family Enterprises at Kellogg School of Management.

A family agreement can be a powerful tool for any business owning family. It can secure and perpetuate an enterprise but it should be a distinct reflection of a family's culture and experience, argue Daniela Montemerlo and John Ward

March 1, 2004

Opening their doors to a group of young UK, Dutch and Swedish family business members in November Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate shared their formula for success. During the one-day visit, moderated by Professor Randel Carlock (INSEAD), they revealed how the owners had made some radical changes in order to ensure long-term success and sustainability for the family and their enterprise.

Grant Gordon is Director General for the Institute for Family Business (UK).

Opening their doors to a group of young UK, Dutch and Swedish family business members in November Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate shared their formula for success. During the one-day visit, moderated by Professor Randel Carlock (INSEAD), they revealed how the owners had made some radical changes in order to ensure long-term success and sustainability for the family and their enterprise.

January 1, 2004

A virtual icon at American breakfast tables, Smucker’s jams have taken their rightful place as one of the family. To this day, family values remain a key ingredient of the company’s success

Dennis Jaffe 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. 

Tim Habbershon is the Founding Director of the Institute for Family Enterprising at Babson College. He is a Professor of Entrepreneurship holding the President's Term Chair.

A virtual icon at American breakfast tables, Smucker's jams have taken their rightful place as one of the family. To this day, family values remain a key ingredient of the company's success

November 1, 2003

Good and bad people can be found in both public and private companies the world over. But family businesses offer many advantages over other models of capitalism – and can even be argued to be morally superior

Guido Corbetta is Professor of Strategic Management at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and a founding partner of the Family Business Consulting Group International.

Good and bad people can be found in both public and private companies the world over. But family businesses offer many advantages over other models of capitalism – and can even be argued to be morally superior

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