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July 14, 2016

If you remove the layers of political ‘Bernie Sanders-style’ rhetoric from Sally Denton’s semi-biographical history of the Betchel business, – The Profiteers you uncover the fascinating and eye-opening past.

June 3, 2016

Bechtel names 35-year-old as new chief executive; Family behind Market Basket grocery chain back in court; and South Korean court rules against Samsung merger suit 

Bechtel names 35-year-old as new chief executive

Bechtel Corporation, one of the largest family businesses in the US, has named fifth-generation Brendan Bechtel as its new chief executive.

The 35-year-old will replace Bill Dudley, who became the first non-family CEO to run the business after Brendan’s father, Riley Bechtel, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two years ago.

March 16, 2011

Construction might not be an area a family business would want to be in during a credit crisis – after all didn’t the crisis start with a collapse in the US property market? Katie Barker takes a look at how family businesses in the sector are coping

Huge family fortunes have been made in construction. Just ask Riley Bechtel – the chief executive of the eponymous company his great-grandfather founded in 1898 and now he heads up. In 2009, the Bechtel Group had revenues of more than $30 billion, up from $27 billion in 2007.

May 1, 2004

Engaging with the media is no longer a choice for family businesses – it’s essential

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine

Engaging with the media is no longer a choice for family businesses – it's essential 

March 1, 2004

With a comprehensive business plan, the backing of their shareholders and a will to travel, there is no reason that family businesses should not be embracing business expansion outside their domestic market

Ernesto J Poza is Professor of Family Business and Director of the Partnership with Family Business at Case Western Reserve University (USA). He consults and serves on the boards of sseveral family companies in the US, Latin America and Europe.

With a comprehensive business plan, the backing of their shareholders and a will to travel, there is no reason that family businesses should not be embracing business expansion outside their domestic market

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