Will Your In-Laws Help or Hurt Your Family Business?

We’ve seen the remarkable impact of in-laws on famous family businesses, for better or worse. Examples include the infamous Gucci family feud between Maurizio Gucci and his wife Patrizia Reggiani, Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Marco Mismetti , Emanuela Rondi and Cristina Bettinelli

Assessments Can Help Develop Family Business Leaders

Assessments, tests, and evaluations are being used more routinely in businesses, and new tools are coming on the market designed specifically for family firms. In our consulting work with families Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Doug Gray, PhD

To Survive a Crisis, Re-Think Your Family’s Ties

As global crises are becoming increasingly frequent and unpredictable, family ties and family relationships—or what are collectively called “family social capital”—become critical for the Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Elias Hadjielias , Louise Scholes and Mat Hughes

Does the Family Matter? Improving Executive Compensation Practices in Family Firms

The salaries of top executives can be a hot topic and a source of family business conflict and stress – at family businesses and non-family firms. How can family business leaders decide what’s Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Roland Kidwell , Anneleen Michiels and Isabel C Botero

'Let’s Not Go There...' Taboos in Family Business

Family businesses and the families that own them are known for their secrecy and discretion.  Keeping a “low profile” can provide useful benefits -- for example, shelter from business Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Tom Rüsen and Torsten Pieper