Family Business Professors: Resources For Online Learning

Family Business Professors: Resources For Online Learning
Published: March 17, 2020
Updated: March 17, 2020
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Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, many professors are quickly revising their courses to be delivered online. 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 – – 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, wishes you the best!

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Kimberly Eddleston
Kimberly Eddleston
Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship / D'Amore-McKim School of Business / Northeastern University
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DOI: 10.32617/480-5e710b90d7210
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