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

How Family Firms Help Non-Family Employees Feel Like Family

Our research indicates that a proactive CSR strategy improves non-family employees’ perception of the Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Peter Jaskiewicz , Josh Hsueh , Elizabeth Tetzlaff and Giovanna Campopiano

Let's Get Professional: Family Firms Need HRM Practices

However, research indicates that forming and implementing these rules and practices can have a positive Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Roland Kidwell

Generative AI Can Help Family Businesses Innovate and Grow

EDITOR'S NOTE: FamilyBusiness.org Senior Editor and EIX contributor Mat Hughes spoke with leading AI researcher Read More...

Category: Interviews

Authors: Mat Hughes and Paavo Ritala

How Family Dynamics Shape Family Businesses

His interviewer is Claudia Binz Astrachan, his wife and a researcher and lecturer on family business Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Joseph Astrachan and Claudia Binz Astrachan

Falling from Grace: How Scandals Affect Family Businesses

To categorize this costly problem and identify ways that companies can bounce back, our research looked Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Emanuela Rondi , Carlotta Benedetti , Cristina Bettinelli and Alfredo De Massis

How Family Firms Can Prevent (or Cool Down) Sibling Rivalries

advice of acclaimed Northeastern University professor of applied psychology, Laurie Kramer, whose research Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Jonas Ruzek and Kimberly Eddleston

How to Transform an Outdated Board

The renewal of a board of directors has been garnering research interest in terms of make-up, term limits Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Joseph Giglio and John Friar

Family Business Experts: How to Survive the Holidays

Gallen, and Director of the Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (KMU-HSG) Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

The Paradox of Choice: Wealth's Impact on Family Potential

Further research has shown that too little choice is also problematic. Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Doug Baumoel