Family Business Professors: Resources For Online Learning
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, many professors are quickly revising their courses to be delivered online. FamilyBusiness.org is here to help with an array of free and peer-reviewed resources that can easily be used in an online course. While the examples offered below are geared towards family business courses, our sister website – eix.org – offers a multitude of free and peer-reviewed resources geared toward entrepreneurship and innovation education.
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Videos that showcase family business principles and give an insider’s perspective:
How Family Firms Can Innovate With Less
'There's No Birthright' and Other Tips for Raising Entrepreneurial Leaders
Advice for Non-Family Executives in Family Businesses
What it Takes to Build a Four-Generation Business
Why Family Firms are Like Jenga
Encouraging Family Business Members to go the Extra-mile
Hyannis Country Garden is a Family Business With Deep Roots
Exercises and activities that can be performed remotely:
Understand Your Family Firm's Core Strengths and Weaknesses
Unlocking the Innovation Potential of Family Firms: An Assessment Tool
Let’s Get Professional: Family Firms Need HRM Practices
Future Family Business Owners Can Learn to Manage Conflict
Acres of Diamonds: Advantages of Working in Your Family Business
Cases that can easily spur online discussion and debate:
How Lowell Wakefield Made Crab King
How Can the Family Business Cope When a Key Non-family Exec Leaves?
Readings materials well-suited for family business education:
Outside Leadership Can Save the Family Business
Thriving or Trapped in the Family Business
Too Much Love in the Family Can Hurt
How Family Business Leaders Can Encourage Both Devotion and Performance
The Family Way: How Entrepreneurial Values Help Businesses Thrive Over Generations
The 'Fredo Factor:' How Deadbeats and Troublemakers Hurt Family Businesses
Successful Successions Are Never Smooth
When Entrepreneurs Raise Entrepreneurs
Finally, for a list of additional cases, TV shows and movies that could be incorporated into your online course, the following article is excellent:
Case Studies, Movies, TV Shows and Other Family Business Resources
From our family to yours, FamilyBusiness.org wishes you the best!
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