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March 1, 2008

Family-run businesses in Japan have spawned world-leading corporations, but ruinous inheritance taxes and fraud scandals have taken a heavy toll. Tim Hornyak meets the great and the good of family business leaders in Japan to gauge their views…

Family-run businesses in Japan have spawned world-leading corporations, but ruinous inheritance taxes and fraud scandals have taken a heavy toll. Tim Hornyak meets the great and the good of family business leaders in Japan to gauge their views…

March 1, 2008

Known for their pragmatism and bluntness, Australians inhabit a vast island nation where family enterprise is deeply influenced by a harsh natural environment and social history. Dennis Jaffe investigates the succession issues facing the Aussie family businesses

Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.

Known for their pragmatism and bluntness, Australians inhabit a vast island nation where family enterprise is deeply influenced by a harsh natural environment and social history. Dennis Jaffe investigates the succession issues facing the Aussie family businesses

January 1, 2008

In a world of global businesses, families increasingly view themselves as citizens of the world says Martyn C Gower. But what effect is this internationalisation having on different generations of the family, and on the business?

Martin C Gower is consultant to Lawrence Graham LLP.

In a world of global businesses, families increasingly view themselves as citizens of the world says Martyn C Gower. But what effect is this internationalisation having on different generations of the family, and on the business?

January 1, 2008

When a family business goes global, by choice or by circumstance, the family could then face the further decision of whether or not to go public. Will this make the business easier to manage or will the family lose control? John A Davis explores …

John A Davis is faculty chair of Harvard Business School's executive education program, Families in Business.

When a family business goes global, by choice or by circumstance, the family could then face the further decision of whether or not to go public. Will this make the business easier to manage or will the family lose control? John A Davis explores …

January 1, 2008

In today’s globalised world, taking the family business global is unavoidable if the family wants to stay together as owners. François de Visscher and Jane Simms assess the challenges and opportunities that confront families who are faced with this decision

In today's globalised world, taking the family business global is unavoidable if the family wants to stay together as owners. François de Visscher and Jane Simms assess the challenges and opportunities that confront families who are faced with this decision

When family businesses expand beyond their national borders, the very fabric that made them successful can be torn apart by the forces of globalisation.
 

November 1, 2007

Comparatively few Western business owners feel the need to invest in personal security against the threat of kidnap but in Latin America, the threat is all too real. Rodrigo Amaral delves into this murky world and assesses how it can be avoided

Rodrigo Amaral is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

Comparatively few Western business owners feel the need to invest in personal security against the threat of kidnap but in Latin America, the threat is all too real. Rodrigo Amaral delves into this murky world and assesses how it can be avoided

November 1, 2007

The gender gap in Latin America is still fairly large, but it is becoming increasingly common for a woman to run the family business. Jane Simms looks at the attitude towards working women in Latin America and those who have made it to the top

Jane Simms is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

The gender gap in Latin America is still fairly large, but it is becoming increasingly common for a woman to run the family business. Jane Simms looks at the attitude towards working women in Latin America and those who have made it to the top

November 1, 2007

In the past few years Brazil has become one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world. Rodrigo Amaral analyses what impact this has had on the country’s family businesses and the unprecedented rise of the IPO …

Rodrigo Amaral is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

In the past few years Brazil has become one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world. Rodrigo Amaral analyses what impact this has had on the country's family businesses and the unprecedented rise of the IPO …

November 1, 2007

Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, is the figurehead of a Latin American trend of family
businesses ascending to powerful global positions. And many believe that, despite concerns about corruption, this trend will continue if the environment for business improves at the current rate. Melanie Stern analyses the state of play for the region’s business families

Melanie Stern is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is the figurehead of a Latin American trend of family businesses ascending to powerful global positions. And many believe that, despite concerns about corruption, this trend will continue if the environment for business improves at the current rate. Melanie Stern analyses the state of play for the region's business families

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Population: 39.0 million
GDP (at market exchange rates): $214.3 billion

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