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Site Staff, Family Business Editor

Mat Hughes

Professor and Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Loughborough University

Twitter: @M_Mat_H

Authored Resources

Too Much Love in the Family Can Hurt
4945 views
Strong family relationships are good for business, but being too insular will blind the family to great ideas from the outside and actually hurt return on equity. Read More...
Resilience to Resurgence: How to Grow Your Way Out of the Crisis
22801 views
Everybody is talking about resilience during the pandemic. But resilience alone won't help firms thrive in the post-pandemic world. Read More...
Category: Commentary
How 1,100 Family Firms Grappled with Covid-19
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Some are rallying the team, communicating better and discovering strength and resilience. For others, the crisis has made their weaknesses and conflicts worse. Read More...
Five Things Family Businesses are Reckoning With Now
23099 views
This video, also available as a podcast, explores how family businesses are balancing cherished traditions and social capital against the mandate to control costs at a time of economic peril. Read More...
To Encourage Innovation, Tap the Next Generation of Leaders
13322 views
This article and podcast explore how family businesses can keep products and services relevant and avoid playing catch-up with competitors. Read More...
Category: Research Insight
The 'New Normal' Will Challenge Family Business Resilience
950 views
This article and podcast explore how family firms are adapting in a world where uncertainty is the only certainly. This will define their business strategy for years to come. Read More...
Unique Challenges to Family Business Resilience
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Any crisis brings opportunities to rethink what your family business can do or should do moving into the future. This article and podcast will stimulate reflection Read More...
How 3 Crises Made a Boat Company More Seaworthy
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A Finland-based family business that hadn't innovated in calmer times drew on its heritage and untapped strengths to get it through periods of stress. Read More...
Category: Research Insight
Abundant Marketing Resources Can Hinder Family Firm Innovation
682 views
Strong market knowledge, great relationships with customers and suppliers, and a well-respected brand can actually deter family businesses from taking necessary risks to introduce something new. Read More...
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