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Let's Get Professional: Family Firms Need HRM Practices
Hiring, training, appraising and compensating the right people in the right way is a crucial element to the success of any organization. It is commonly assumed that many growing family firms are not Read More...
Thriving or Trapped in the Family Business?
For some individuals, working in a family business can be an incredible gift.  For others, it's a prison without any chance of parole.  For those who are feeling trapped in the family Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Michael Klein
How Entrepreneurial Legends, Heroes and Meccas are Born How Entrepreneurial Legends, Heroes and Meccas are Born
Entrepreneurship history is filled with events, places and people who are now legendary or even sacred. In the beginning of the 20th century, New York’s Lower East Side became a place where Jewish Read More... Read More...
The McDonaldization of Everything: Teaching Weber to Undergraduates The McDonaldization of Everything: Teaching Weber to Undergraduates
Max Weber argued that the process of rationalization transformed social life forever. By loosening the hold of tradition, rationalization led to new practices that were chosen due to their Read More... Read More...
The Sustainable Entrepreneur: Balancing People, Planet and Profit The Sustainable Entrepreneur: Balancing People, Planet and Profit
Entrepreneurs and business leaders are blessed and cursed with thinking about their businesses 24 hours a day. It becomes their life focus. What is it that consumes them? Bottom line? Employee Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Dave Feldman
'Home Field Advantage' Works in Business as well as Baseball 'Home Field Advantage' Works in Business as well as Baseball
Entrepreneurs with great ideas often feel they must pull up stakes and move to a region that is known as a hub for their specific industry.  But research that we published in 2012 suggests that Read More... Read More...
How Crisis Spurred Healthcare Innovation in Cuba How Crisis Spurred Healthcare Innovation in Cuba
Health care is a hotly debated topic in the US -- how it's delivered, whether the government or employers pay for it, how research on promising new drugs is funded and other issues. "Innovation" is Read More... Read More...
Category: Case Studies
Author: Eapen Chacko
Innovation in K-12 Education: One District's Journey Innovation in K-12 Education: One District's Journey
The United States’ system of K-12 public education is an important cornerstone of American society. Public schools play a critical role in advancing our widely valued principles of community Read More... Read More...
How Best Buy Engages Employees in Putting Customers First How Best Buy Engages Employees in Putting Customers First
Most businesses say that they put the customer first. Yet customers today are more ready than ever to bolt. The changing fortunes of even venerable chains such as Macy's and Sears shows that no Read More... Read More...
Advice for Non-Family Executives in Family Businesses
Ritch Sorenson, Professor of Family Business at the University of St Thomas in Minneapolis, once worked at a bank founded by his grandfather.  When it closed, he felt a personal loss that Read More...

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