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Family Businesses: The Greener, the Better?
Climate change has made preserving the environment a critical issue for citizens, governments, and corporations. This is especially true at family businesses, where the family’s desire to Read More...
To Survive a Crisis, Re-Think Your Family’s Ties
As global crises are becoming increasingly frequent and unpredictable, family ties and family relationships—or what are collectively called “family social capital”—become critical for the Read More...
Your Family Needs An Emergency Succession Plan
As we all know successions are rarely easy, but unexpected transitions pose a significant risk to family businesses. When Herbert Fisk Johnson, Sr., the leader of SC Johnson, died unexpectedly in Read More...
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Should Family Businesses Have Employee Ownership Plans?
Like almost all family businesses, Commercial Casework in Hayward, California had to plan for when family owners would want to sell. The company, with about 100 employees, is one of the San Francisco Read More...
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Should Family Members Be the 'Face' of Your Company?
Around the globe, advertisements for family businesses regularly include expressions like: “Our family serving yours for the last three generations” and, “Our name on the product guarantees its Read More...
Advice for Untangling Conflict in a Family Business
Janme Sinha became intrigued by family business dynamics when a distraught friend confided that his recently deceased father had left all of the shares of the family business to his brother. In Read More...
Don't Send Your Kids to Work Outside the Family Business Just Yet!
Should family members work outside the family business before joining? Experts have long recommended that this is the best (and only!) way for the next generation to learn the skills and knowledge Read More...
Family CEO Burnout: How to Prevent, Recognize and Deal With It
Between COVID, supply chain issues, armed invasions, unstable markets, and the great resignation with millions of workers leaving the workforce (Parker & Menasce Horowitz, 2022) – or, more Read More...
Women Can Help Family Firms Innovate – but Socioemotional Factors Matter
Around Europe and elsewhere, the number of women in leadership roles is going up, and they are having a measurable impact on innovation and profits. Many researchers have found that having more women Read More...
Firm But Flexible Parents Raise the Best Family Business Leaders
In their aim to raise the next generation of family business leaders, parents often question if their parenting style is effective. They often ask themselves: Am I being too lenient or too strict? Am Read More...

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