A Family's Non-Financial Values Shape Its Sustainability Strategy

Family businesses often have not only financial wealth but also nonfinancial values that make them different from nonfamily companies. For instance, the family’s significant control over ownership, Read More...

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Authors: Josh Hsueh , Alfredo De Massis and Luis Gomez-Mejia

What If a Hedge Fund Invests in my Family Business?

Publicly traded family firms may attract all sorts of investors from outside the family. And like other publicly traded firms, they sometimes attract activist hedge funds, whose primary purpose often Read More...

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Authors: Matthias G. Leute , Yannick Bammens , Martin Carree and Jolien Huybrechts

How Famous Family Firms Use Their History to Connect With Stakeholders

Tangible items like postcards, photos, old accounting books, or logos and images from brand and advertising campaigns are more than just mementos of a family business’s past. They create the family Read More...

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Authors: Luca Manelli , Vittoria Magrelli , Josip Kotlar , Federico Frattini and Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli