Assessments Can Help Develop Family Business Leaders

Collecting Data for Better Decision Making While simply talking with stakeholders can always provide good insights Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Doug Gray, PhD

Developing Your Business Family Strategy: Where to Start and What to Consider

For over 20 years, we at WIFU[1] have been doing research and consulting with long-lasting business families Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Tom Rüsen , Isabel C Botero , Arist von Schlippe and Torsten Groth

Surprising reasons owners exit family businesses

Based on this research the following hypotheses are put forth. Hypothesis 4a. Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: James Hoffman , Ritch Sorenson and Keith Brigham

Why Women CEOs Offer Family Businesses an Entrepreneurial Advantage

According to our research published in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal in October 2023, it is Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Franz Kellermanns

How the Right Mix of Employee Incentives Fosters Innovation

But our research has found that having the right incentives in place encourages employees at family firms Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Elisa Villani , Christian Linder , Alfredo De Massis and Kimberly Eddleston

Diverse Boards Help Family Businesses Expand Internationally

  While some researchers have studied how boards of directors can help a family become more openminded Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Claudia Pongelli , Antonio Majocchi , Jonathan Bauweraerts , Salvatore Sciascia , Matteo Giuliano Caroli and Alain Verbeke

Women on Family Business Boards Shun Layoffs

Women’s involvement in family firms: Progress and challenges for future research. Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Jessenia Davila , Luis Gomez-Mejia , Fernando Muñoz-Bullon and Maria J. Sanchez-Bueno

Family Business Succession, Innovation, and Compensation: What You Need to Know

In our research, we’ve seen that involving the next generation family members in the business’s decision-making Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Mat Hughes and R. Adam Smith

How to Fix Succession Conflicts Stemming From Complicated Families

It’s based on our study of what other researchers have found and on our interviews with 13 members of Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Leona Rethmann and Nadine Kammerlander

The Biggest Mistakes Family Businesses Make With Their Boards

Family business researcher, lecturer, and advisor Claudia Binz Astrachan has studied first-hand how effective Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston