Celebrating Women's Entrepreneurship Week

October 17, 2022 - Issue #73

The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms No longer passive wives and mothers, women are complementary and assertive partners to their spouses and respected leaders within their families.
Using Family History for Competitive Advantage Using Family History for Competitive Advantage The family history of the acclaimed Manchester-based restaurant Sweet Mandarin, recounted in the owner's book, builds strong ties with customers and other stakeholders.
Against the Odds, Women Can Still be Powerful Innovators Against the Odds, Women Can Still be Powerful Innovators When women have an opportunity to work with other women, they are able to overcome cultural gender biases and be innovative together, even in repressive cultures.
Women Can Help Family Firms Innovate – but Socioemotional Factors Matter Women Can Help Family Firms Innovate – but Socioemotional Factors Matter Even as more women step into leadership roles at family firms, long-held attitudes and practices may prevent the business from realizing all the benefits they can bring.
She Always Gives Her All to the Family Firm -- but He Follows the Leader She Always Gives Her All to the Family Firm -- but He Follows the Leader Women go the extra mile regardless of how they are treated by leadership. Men only exert extra effort in exchange for altruistic leadership.
Be Yourself: Advice For Women in Professional Services Businesses Be Yourself: Advice For Women in Professional Services Businesses Women in finance and other businesses that sell advice can struggle in male-dominated cultures -- but they can flourish in their own businesses. These tips from financial advisors can help.
Female Advisors Can Help Family Businesses Female Advisors Can Help Family Businesses Women advisors can contribute unique perspectives that often emphasize synergies between the family and business.
Daughters are Taking Over Family Businesses Daughters are Taking Over Family Businesses As boomer business owners age, they increasingly are passing on their enterprises to their daughters.
How Women Family Business Leaders Are Thriving in Morocco How Women Family Business Leaders Are Thriving in Morocco Successful women in a patriarchal country like Morocco have turned some social barriers into competitive advantages -- and they are leading with both head and heart.
Becoming the Boss: Advice for Women in Family Businesses Becoming the Boss: Advice for Women in Family Businesses More women are taking over their family business from a man, but they're still seen as the wife, daughter, sister or niece rather than the boss.
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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...

Unforeseen Crisis Made These Family Businesses Stronger
by Rebecca Alguera Kleine, Bingbing Ge, and Alfredo De Massis / Research Insight

The COVID-19 pandemic forced six German family firms to reckon with their identities, positioning and strategies -- and transform themselves for the better. Read more...

Perceptions of Family Firms Vary by Country: Why This Matters
by Philipp Jaufenthaler, Oliver Koll, Reinhard Prügl, and Maximilian Lude / Research Insight

Firms that signal they are family-run are usually seen as better quality and enjoy higher levels of trust, except in places like India where they're everywhere. Read more...

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Developing responsible owners in family business
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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

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