Research-Based Advice for Family Businesses: Our 10 Best-Read Articles

One important source of advice is based on research: rigorous studies that analyze what truly works at Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Mat Hughes

Do Family Meals Fuel Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses?

  Although this debate may never be fully settled, a recent study offers some interesting insight Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

What If a Hedge Fund Invests in my Family Business?

While other researchers have studied how individual ownership types (like families) impact firm-level Read More...

Category: Research Insight

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

One Family, Multiple Businesses: Preserving Harmony and Profits

this interview with FamilyBusiness.org Editor Kimberly Eddleston, Professor Rania Labaki shared insights Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

How Family Firms Can Ensure Being Sustainable Pays Off

As family firm researchers, we were particularly interested in the question of whether family firms that Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Adrian Stutz , Sabrina Schell and Andreas Hack

How Family Businesses Survive Unexpected ‘Wild Cards’

We dedicated our research to better understanding where this superior skill in playing the wild cards Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Wojciech Czakon , Monika Hajdas and Joanna Radomska

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

Here are some of the other key insights from our research Two Types of Successors: Insider and Outsider Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Luis Cisneros , Bérangère Deschamps and Sebastien Geindre

Playing the Succession Game to Ensure Family Business Continuity

In our research paper published in 2016, we showed how game theory can be used to weigh the tangible Read More...

Category: Research Insight

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

Will Your In-Laws Help or Hurt Your Family Business?

Our research embraced family systems theory to reflect upon how the entry of an in-law into the family Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Marco Mismetti , Emanuela Rondi and Cristina Bettinelli

How Famous Family Firms Use Their History to Connect With Stakeholders

Through our research, we found that stories are part of a family business legacy, and communication and Read More...

Category: Research Insight

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