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November 1, 2002

Certain family values can become the driving force behind a family business’s success and in Spain it has been proved that they are essential to the survival of a business

Kristin Cappuyns is Research Associate of the Family Business Chair at IESE, International Business School, Barcelona, Spain. She is also an Executive Board Member of IFERA, the International Family Enterprise Research Academy.

Certain family values can become the driving force behind a family business's success and in Spain it has been proved that they are essential to the survival of a business

November 1, 2002

In the first of a two-part series on preparing the next generation for a career in the family business, Miguel A Gallo explains why the role of education is so critical for a future career in the family business

Miguel A Gallo is a Professor at IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

In the first of a two-part series on preparing the next generation for a career in the family business, Miguel A Gallo explains why the role of education is so critical for a future career in the family business

The statement that "the family business is different" has become something of a cliché, but that does not stop it from being a truth that impacts almost all strategic management activities in these types of companies.

November 1, 2002

Spain has moved to a pluralistic democracy, but its strong heritage of family businesses remain governed by a patriarchal system

Ivan Lansberg is an organisational psychologist specialising in complex family enterprise. He is a senior partner at Lansberg, Gersick and Associates, New Haven, CT, USA.

Spain has moved to a pluralistic democracy, but its strong heritage of family businesses remain governed by a patriarchal system

November 1, 2002

Family businesses must look to the future if they are to survive and the new generation in Spain is being given its chance

Francisco Valera is an associate of Lansberg, Gersick & Associates, a family business research and consultancy group.

Family businesses must look to the future if they are to survive and the new generation in Spain is being given its chance

This article is based on more than seven years' experience with young people from the next generation of family businesses in Spain and clearly conveys a message, from Spain's next generation of leaders and owners, of hope and enthusiasm about the continuity of their family businesses in Spain.

November 1, 2002

“Carl, this has gotten way out of hand!” Elaine Martino exclaimed to her husband Carl.

"Carl, this has gotten way out of hand!" Elaine Martino exclaimed to her husband Carl. "That was your doctor on the phone. He said that with all the stress and conflict going on at the factory, you are not to go back to work until further notice. He's afraid that your diabetes could lead to shock or a stroke. Carl, what are we going to do?"

September 1, 2002

Sara Neidig, 48, an energetic entrepreneur, sold her successful upscale restaurant, Simply Sara’s.

Sara Neidig, 48, an energetic entrepreneur, sold her successful upscale restaurant, Simply Sara's. She loved the business and enjoyed a loyal following but, as she said: "I had an offer that I couldn't refuse and I've been itching to start something new." With some of the profit from the sale of the restaurant, she started Goods to Go, a gourmet foods catering service, capitalising on the reputation and connections she developed over the 16 years since the restaurant's beginnings.

September 1, 2002

Sibling rivalry is an added complication in the life of a family business and has the potential to destroy both families and their businesses. Achieving a harmonious partnership requires commitment and is a challenge that needs to be faced with conviction

Paul Hennessy is the partner-in-charge of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Family Business Service practice in Ireland.

Sibling rivalry is an added complication in the life of a family business and has the potential to destroy both families and their businesses. Achieving a harmonious partnership requires commitment and is a challenge that needs to be faced with conviction

September 1, 2002

Sustainable development, corporate citizenship and the transfer of tradition and positive family values: Finland’s next generation entrepreneurs explain their understanding of responsible ownership

Tarja Valde-Brown is senior communications consultant and deputy managing director at Eurofacts Oy, a Finnish public affairs and communications agency operating in the Baltic Sea region. Terhi Ikonen is communications assistant at Eurofacts Oy, part of Fleishman-Hillard global communications network.

Sustainable development, corporate citizenship and the transfer of tradition and positive family values: Finland's next generation entrepreneurs explain their understanding of responsible ownership

September 1, 2002

The processes of conducting business have changed beyond recognition in recent years. Family businesses need to embrace communication and access to information for future success

Dr Pierre Jean Everaert  is the chairman of the board of Interbrew SA, and has been chairman of and served on many other boards around the world. He is also a professor at the Vlerick School of Business of the University of Leuven-Gent and a guest lecturer at several business schools in Asia and South America.

The processes of conducting business have changed beyond recognition in recent years. Family businesses need to embrace communication and access to information for future success

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