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

Why You Should Name Your Business After Yourself

Other insights from our research: If an entrepreneur with a self-named business goes on to start other Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Sharon Belenzon

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

Succession, Money, and Relationships Were Top-10 Topics in 2023

this goal, we are building a platform where expert scholars, advisors and practitioners can share insights Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Mat Hughes and 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

How to Encourage Devotion Among Nonfamily Employees

  We know from research that people are most motivated when three conditions are present: they identify Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Josep Llach , Valeriano Sanchez-Famoso and Dr. Sharon M. Danes