Surprising reasons owners exit family businesses

An issue often raised in family business studies is that only about a third of family businesses make Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: James Hoffman , Ritch Sorenson and Keith Brigham

Being Female Affects Business Loans from Family and Friends

Our findings reveal that although women, on average, receive larger loans from family and close friends Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

How Family Dynamics Shape Family Businesses

– shares his thoughts on family dynamics and family business conflict and explains why business families Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Joseph Astrachan and Claudia Binz Astrachan

Keeping it in the Family

Schulze Family Foundation and EIX, the Entrepreneur Innovation Exchange. Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Jennifer Nelson

How Family Firms Help Non-Family Employees Feel Like Family

’s control over the business, stick to family traditions that are outdated, and prefer family over non-family Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

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

'Big Family:' Relatives Outside the Family Business Can Help It Thrive

On the contrary, these “satellite” family members are quite active and beneficial to the family business Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Mat Hughes

Advice for Non-Family Executives in Family Businesses

Today I'd like to talk with you about a framework of non-family managers can use to work with family Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Author: Ritch Sorenson