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Helping Next-Gens Envision Their Family Firm’s Future Success

A comprehensive and convincing vision is crucial in helping family businesses be successful over generations. However, many lectures and course exercises that prepare future leaders merely ask Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Authors: Nadine Kammerlander and Friedrich Kammerlander

Unforeseen Crisis Made These Family Businesses Stronger

Pandemics, wars, and natural disasters can have a significant impact on the economy and its organizations.  Such events are called “exogenous shocks” because they come without warning from Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Rebecca Alguera Kleine , Bingbing Ge and Alfredo De Massis

Master Three Perilous Stages of Family Business Transition

Succession is the biggest threat to the robust returns of family business ownership . If you don’t master the three perilous stages of transition, you risk damaging your family business and legacy. Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Ryan Renteria

How to Build a Family Business Portfolio: Your Location Matters

We have always been deeply interested in the topic of why and how business families build up a portfolio of businesses, and how they manage this portfolio successfully in the long run. From many Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Philipp Sieger , Naveed Akhter and Francesco Chirico

Our Family Business YouTube Channel Has Launched!

FamilyBusiness.org, a leading resource for family business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in learning more about family businesses, is excited to announce the launch of its new YouTube Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jennifer Gessner

Do You Treat In-Laws Like the Family Business Outlaws ?

Have you heard this before? “If it wasn’t for my in-laws, our family would be fine!” Such frustrated statements are typically followed by rants about how someone spends too lavishly, does not Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Claudia Binz Astrachan , Joseph Astrachan and Torsten Pieper

Keep the Founder's Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive in Future Generations

Most significant wealth is created through entrepreneurship, and in many countries family business plays a large role. But once the family business is established and successful, what further Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: David Werdiger

Help Your Family Business by Helping Others

When Katie Rucker was asked to lead a $15 million fundraiser for a local Ronald McDonald House, her twin sister Jenny Dinnen at first worried about running the family business without her co-leader. Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

10 Things That Help Family Businesses Preserve Their Legacy

From small shops to large multinational corporations, family-owned firms are the anchoring organization in our society. They are pervasive, expanding, and a core employer of human capital and Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: R. Adam Smith

How Families Can Run Their Businesses With Both Head and Heart

FamilyBusiness.org Senior Editor Mat Hughes recently appeared on R. Adam Smith’s LinkedIn channel to talk about a challenge that all family businesses face: the pull between the passions and Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Mat Hughes and R. Adam Smith