Special Issue: Our Best Teaching Advice

September 13, 2021 - Issue #38

Want to Give Your Entrepreneurship Students Real-World Experience? Try Consulting Projects Want to Give Your Entrepreneurship Students Real-World Experience? Try Consulting Projects Students gain exposure to the inner-workings of a business, while entrepreneurs receive a fresh perspective, academic insight and assistance.
Future Family Business Owners Can Learn to Manage Conflict Future Family Business Owners Can Learn to Manage Conflict This classroom exercise dissects the five approaches to managing disputes, and their likely outcomes.
Team Exercise: How Parenting Styles Affect The Next Generation Team Exercise: How Parenting Styles Affect The Next Generation This experiential exercise is designed to enhance student learning about the four parenting styles and how they affect the dynamics within the family firm.
Confidentiality Agreements Promote Candor in Family Business Classes Confidentiality Agreements Promote Candor in Family Business Classes For students to share their own good and bad family experiences in a family business class, confidentiality is essential.
Real-Life Drama: Creating a TV Series Based on a Family Business Real-Life Drama: Creating a TV Series Based on a Family Business From the "director's chair," students illustrate the challenges of the family firm, and what makes a good one.
To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels' To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels' A variation of the childhood "choose your own adventure books" improves understanding of succession planning, governance and ethics.
Videos for the Global Family Business Community Videos for the Global Family Business Community These are challenging times for family businesses. These videos share best practices that help business owners, professors and students weather the crisis and manage what comes next.
Design Remote Learning to Help Students Feel Connected Design Remote Learning to Help Students Feel Connected Done right, online teaching can help students actually engage more with their professors and with one another.
Learn to Defend Your Family Firm Learn to Defend Your Family Firm This classroom exercise helps future family firm members learn to anticipate outside threats to their business and defend it.
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Why Family Firms May Need More Legal Advice Than They Think
by Kajsa Haag, Hanna Almlöf, Marina Madsen, and Mette Neville / Research Insight

Families are often reluctant to anticipate and plan for the day when an unexpected transition might upend their business. The costs of inaction are high. Read more...

How to Defuse and Recover From Family Business Conflict
by Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

A clinical psychologist and family business advisor shares tips for cutting through emotions and focusing on conflict rationally and productively. Read more...

Helping Next-Gens Envision Their Family Firm’s Future Success
by Nadine Kammerlander and Friedrich Kammerlander / Education and Teaching

This classroom exercise seeks to motivate future family firm leaders to think ahead and design a holistic vision of their family firm in 10-15 years, covering many different (and potentially conflicting) aspects of it. Read more...

Better Let Your Brother Do It: Men Are Still Preferred in CEO Successions
by Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Melania Riefolo, Annegret Hauer, and Katharina Siegert / Research Insight

At 800 German firms, 81% chose sons over daughters in succession decisions -- and the presence of first-born sons also made them exclude outside candidates. Read more...

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by Rebecca Alguera Kleine, Bingbing Ge, and Alfredo De Massis
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When the Family Leaves the Business, Can Their Values Remain?
by Roy Suddaby, Wilson Ng, Natalia Vershinina, Gideon Markman, and Matthew Cadbury
Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation