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July 30, 2014

The ousted chief executive of US supermarket chain Market Basket has gained a level of support from employees that is uncommon outside of family businesses, according to a Harvard Business School academic.

The ousted chief executive of US supermarket chain Market Basket has gained a level of support from employees that is uncommon outside of family businesses, according to a Harvard Business School academic.

Staff and customers have been boycotting the multi-billion dollar company since Arthur S Demoulas, who owns 51% of the company, removed his cousin Arthur T Demoulas from office last month, arguing that a popular profit-sharing scheme was cutting into shareholder profits.

July 26, 2012

The digital natives of Generation Y are starting to work in their families’ businesses. And with their work ethic and understanding of social media, they’re already starting to shake things up.

They were the children born into the final decades of the 20th century. Sometimes branded Generation “me” or Generation “I”, but mostly known as Generation “Y”, they’re supposedly tech-savvy and globally focused, but also arrogant, with short attention spans, and expect to be able to have it “all” when it comes to family and work-life balance.

December 7, 2011

He heads one of India’s largest conglomerates and is credited with transforming the family business from a $6 billion company to a $100 billion firm. But now Ratan Tata, head of Tata Group, has one more feather to add to his cap. He will have a new building at Harvard Business School named after him.

He heads one of India’s largest conglomerates and is credited with transforming the family business from a $6 billion company to a $100 billion firm. But now Ratan Tata, head of Tata Group, has one more feather to add to his cap. He will have a new building at Harvard Business School named after him.

Tata Hall, a seven storey, arc-shaped glass and brick building, will be used exclusively by students of the school’s executive education programmes, said a statement.

March 16, 2011

Most of the big business schools now offer courses around the family business model. But are MBAs useful to businesses where the founding family member is unlikely to have one? Jeremy Hazlehurst investigates

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