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

Abundant Marketing Resources Can Hinder Family Firm Innovation

Most people would agree that businesses benefit from three core marketing resources: strong market knowledge, great relationships with customers and suppliers, and a sterling public image, brand, and Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Qilin Hu , Mat Hughes and Paul Hughes

To Encourage Innovation, Tap the Next Generation of Leaders

In these times of change and uncertainty, one thing is still certain: product-service innovation remains the lifeblood of family firms. Without innovating, pioneering competitors will make existing Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Mat Hughes

How Older Family Businesses Can Keep the Magic Going

Many family businesses grow and thrive in the first generation because of the passion and commitment of their founders. Successive generations often don’t share that same level of dedication, and Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Sabine Rau , Sabrina Schell and Arndt Werner