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Governance

June 1, 2003

No longer a utopia?

Kristin Cappuyns is research associate of the Family Business Chair at IESE, Barcelona, Spain and executive board member of IFERA.

Torsten M Pieper is a student at the University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany and IFERA associate.

No longer a utopia?

June 1, 2003

Justice and fair process in practice: a case study

Christine Blondel is Senior Research Programme Manager, INSEAD Initiative for Family Enterprise.

Justice and fair process in practice: a case study

June 1, 2003

My earliest memories of ‘the business’ were of the Saturday mornings spent with Dad on the factory floor.

My earliest memories of 'the business' were of the Saturday mornings spent with Dad on the factory floor. He would walk around checking on orders, work-in-progress, and what had been billed the day before. I would pick up tiny pieces of cloth clippings from the cutting room floor and would spend the rest of the time thinking of innumerable crafty things to do with them. The car ride to Boston and breakfast at the Peter Pan Restaurant would give us ample time to talk about how Dad came to have his own business and how he bought out his father, Joe.

April 1, 2003

In the second of a two-part series on preparing the next generation for a career in the family business, Miguel A Gallo explains why experience and career training are so critical for a future in the family business

Miguel A Gallo is a professor at IESE Business School in Spain.

In the second of a two-part series on preparing the next generation for a career in the family business, Miguel A Gallo explains why experience and career training are so critical for a future in the family business

April 1, 2003

Evaluating one’s personal approach to family business by comparing it with others is the idea behind the Family Business Network’s exchange programme

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Evaluating one's personal approach to family business by comparing it with others is the idea behind the Family Business Network's exchange programme

April 1, 2003

Family business successors face increasing pressures and new challenges as they step up to the fore in an unforgiving global business landscape. How can tomorrow’s leadership prepare for the role?

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Family business successors face increasing pressures and new challenges as they step up to the fore in an unforgiving global business landscape. How can tomorrow's leadership prepare for the role?

April 1, 2003

As academic provision for family businesses reaches critical mass, more innovations are being developed that provide an alternative or add-on choice for the sector

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

As academic provision for family businesses reaches critical mass, more innovations are being developed that provide an alternative or add-on choice for the sector

April 1, 2003

With the creation of so many new family businesses in the past 20 years, there is a greater demand for specialist education in the field. Luckily for family business members, the academic world is responding with more programmes specifically targeted at the sector

Maurice Smith is a business journalist with 20 years' experience in newspapers and ­broad­casting. He is the author of Great Scots in ­Family Business.

With the creation of so many new family businesses in the past 20 years, there is a greater demand for specialist education in the field. Luckily for family business members, the academic world is responding with more programmes specifically targeted at the sector

April 1, 2003

Family businesses may have a better time weathering the economic downturn on the business front – all the more reason to work hard to keep themselves and their businesses in balance

Bonnie M Brown is President of Transition Dynamics Inc in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

Family businesses may have a better time weathering the economic downturn on the business front – all the more reason to work hard to keep themselves and their businesses in balance

Recently I facilitated discussions among families in business on "finding well-being amidst chaos: keeping yourself, your family and your business in balance". We began with an informal assessment of stressors at the end of a typical family business day in the post-9/11, post-Enron United States. 

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