Managing Emotional Minefields Within Family Businesses

Adam looked at the customer standing at the counter in the wine cellar in disbelief. He couldn’t believe what he was hearing. He found the customer’s comments to be slightly rude. Adam felt anger Read More...

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Authors: Dr. Ayoosha Saleem , Francesco Barbera , Simon de Jong and Arvid Hoffmann

Women Show Their Strengths When Family Businesses are in Trouble 

Around the world, women have always been part of family businesses. However, little is known about how they affect the continuity of family firms in certain areas of the world, especially patriarchal Read More...

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Authors: Allan Discua Cruz , Eleanor Hamilton , Giovanna Campopiano and Sarah Jack

From Solo to Team: Helping Siblings Maintain Your Valuable Outside Relationships

A family business founder or leader often toils for years to cultivate good relationships with people, organizations, and businesses outside the family, including banks, suppliers, customers, and the Read More...

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Authors: Luis Cisneros , Bérangère Deschamps and Sebastien Geindre

How Family Firms Can Ensure Being Sustainable Pays Off

One of the greatest challenges today for any firm is to operate a sustainable business model. Besides helping to address climate change, such a model can help improve firm performance. When a firm is Read More...

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Authors: Adrian Stutz , Sabrina Schell and Andreas Hack

How Family Businesses Survive Unexpected ‘Wild Cards’

One of the key concerns for family businesses is continuity. Unlike non-family firms, many family businesses display a longevity that may span over centuries. In order to survive such long periods, Read More...

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Authors: Wojciech Czakon , Monika Hajdas and Joanna Radomska

Playing the Succession Game to Ensure Family Business Continuity

By Shital Jayantilal, Silvia Ferreira Jorge and Tomas M. Banegil Palacios Family businesses are especially conflict-prone, since sibling rivalry and other emotional undercurrents sometimes cloud Read More...

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Authors: Shital Jayantilal , Sílvia Jorge and Tomas M. Bañegil Palacios