Succession, Money, and Relationships Were Top-10 Topics in 2023
FamilyBusiness.org aspires to be the #1 peer-reviewed resource for thought leadership in family business for owners and leaders, students, and professors. To achieve this goal, we are building a platform where expert scholars, advisors and practitioners can share insights to benefit the global community of family businesses.
For authors, we provide a fast peer review cycle and growing global readership that provides thought leaders with a means to quickly share insights with family businesses across the globe. With the help of our authors, reviewers, and outstanding editorial team, the formula appears to be working. FamilyBusiness.org continued to grow in traffic and impact in 2023, achieving nearly 3.5 million page views. We are now the world’s most-visited site dedicated to family firms. More than 1,000 authors have submitted articles to our site and to EIX, our sister publication.
Our 10 most popular articles in 2023 showed that our site visitors wanted information about managing succession and getting the next generation ready for leadership; handling inflation and other money issues; and dealing with conflict among family members.
Here are the 10 articles that attracted the most site visitors in 2023. Among them are articles that were published in prior years. On behalf of the editorial team at FamilyBusiness.org, we hope you have a productive and successful year. If you are an author, please consider us as an outlet for your important work on family businesses.
(Published January 22, 2019)
By Richard Eisenberg
Smart family business succession planning can be the key to sustaining the company in the future and keeping it flourishing, but few family business owners are doing a good job at it.
461,376 2023 Views
486,497 All-Time Views
(Published April 12, 2022)
By Claudia Binz Astrachan
The ultimate goal of many enterprising families is growing a prospering organization stewarded by a committed group of united family owners. Many struggle with managing the increasingly dispersed and diverse family group.
164,895 2023 Views
268,575 All-Time Views
(Published April 20, 2022)
By Kimberly Eddleston
To help family businesses navigate issues arising from inflation, we asked several members of our acclaimed FamilyBusiness.org board for advice.
141,573 2023 Views
223,631 All-Time Views
(Published January 11, 2022)
By Kimberly Eddleston
Mitzi Perdue, Frank's widow, discusses strategies based on her workbook for helping older generations share their wisdom and experiences with younger ones and strengthen commitment to the family and the business.
115,072 2023 Views
143,000 All-Time Views
(Published April 19, 2022)
By Yuliya Ponomareva , Domenico Cambrea, Daniel Pittino and Alessandro Minichilli
Each firm has a certain optimal level of cash holdings where the performance benefits are the highest; accumulating cash beyond this optimal level will result in a performance decrease.
56,290 2023 Views
125,212 All-Time Views
(Published October 17, 2023)
By Allan Discua Cruz, Eleanor Hamilton, Giovanna Campopiano and Sarah Jack
Research showed that women’s influence actually was far greater than their official roles in the firm would suggest, especially when a crisis strikes.
30,775 2023 Views
(Published September 14, 2023)
By Marco Mismetti, Emanuela Rondi and Cristina Bettinelli
As the Gucci family and Royal Family show, in-laws can impact the business for better or for worse. Here's how to make it for better.
26,427 2023 Views
(Published October 18,2022)
By Corey Rosen
If you are thinking of forming an ESOP, start as early as possible. You need to plan early so that you can start the ownership transition well before retirement.
20,525 2023 Views
23,425 All-Time Views
(Published October 7, 2022)
By Jonas Ruzek, Ben Cooper and Kimberly Eddleston
While it does create a sense of stability and trust with consumers, it can also be disastrous if the family misbehaves and consumers find out.
19,719 2023 Views
22,089 All-Time Views
(Published November 8, 2023)
By Kimberly Eddleston
For family businesses, branding goes well beyond logos and advertising slogans. It gets to the heart of what makes a family firm successful and admired by customers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders: its reputation.
19,696 2023 Views