New Ways Business Owners Can Use Boards

  While boards of directors are common at large firms and nonprofits, family businesses don't always see their value or understand how to use them well.  However, according to consultant Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Women Can Help Family Firms Innovate – but Socioemotional Factors Matter

Around Europe and elsewhere, the number of women in leadership roles is going up, and they are having a measurable impact on innovation and profits. Many researchers have found that having more women Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Jonathan Bauweraerts , Emanuela Rondi , Paola Rovelli , Alfredo De Massis and Salvatore Sciascia

Four Things that the Best Family Business Boards Do Well

First of a two-part series Can you quantify your board’s contribution to the performance of your family business? Even if you can’t put a number on it, you should have a keen sense of how much Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Claudia Binz Astrachan , Joseph Astrachan and Hermut Kormann

The Potential Downside of Having Non-Family Board Members

By Alfredo DeMassis, Lorraine Uhlaner, Ann Jorrissen and Yan Du It's been generally accepted that family firms benefit from the perspectives of outsiders on the board of directors. Outsiders can Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Alfredo De Massis

COVID-19: Understanding the Board’s Key Role During a Crisis

A board’s oversight and guidance, based on the expertise, experience and personal qualities of its members, has always helped drive business success and survival.  But now, as the COVID-19 Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Joseph Astrachan , Andrew Keyt , Hermut Kormann and Claudia Binz Astrachan