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The Potential Downside of Having Non-Family Board Members

The video summarizes our findings, and you can download our research paper here.  Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Alfredo De Massis

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in a Family Business

familybusiness.org Editor Kimberly Eddleston, Giovanna Campopiano of Lancaster University talks about her research Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

A Family Firm Can Be Both an Innovator and a Great Place to Work

Yet research by Kammerlander and van Essen (2017)has shown that family firms are among the most innovative Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Emanuela Rondi , Ruth Überbacher , Leopold von Schlenk-Barnsdorf , Alfredo De Massis and Marcel Hülsbeck

The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms

We were interested in understanding these women, not just collecting data points, so our research revolved Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Amy Hart Clyne

Changing the Face of the Construction Industry

dean of the Charles Close School of Entrepreneurs at Drexel University, Bittenbender shares her insights Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Donna De Carolis

Winemakers Provide Lessons on Resilience

Our qualitative research included face-to-face interviews in 2016 with leaders of 17 winemaking companies Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Alfredo De Massis , Elisa Conz and Peter Lamb

Family Businesses Must Plan for the Unthinkable

In a research project my colleagues and I have been conducting since April, we found that while over Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Joseph Astrachan

The 'Fredo Factor:' How Deadbeats and Troublemakers Hurt Family Businesses

Research also explains how adult children’s relationship and bonds with parents spill into the working Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels'

Marge then researched various business and leadership consultants in the area and contacted the best Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Authors: Whitney Peake and Teran Sundy

How Family Business Leaders Can Encourage Both Devotion and Performance

Our recent research has shown that a balanced approach encourages employees to honor the needs of the Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Roland Kidwell and Kathryn Kloepfer