Parental Divorce Affects Future Entrepreneurial Success

A child’s upbringing within his or her family often sows the seeds of entrepreneurial success later in life. Yet, families today are increasingly fragile, and many entrepreneurs have experienced Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Mateja Andric , Josh Hsueh , Thomas Zellweger and Isabella Hatak

Why Prominent Business Families Dive Into Politics

Across the world --  from Italy's Berlusconi, to the US’s Kennedy family, to Chile's Matte -- wealthy business families have not only been part of the economic elite but are also political Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Marcelo Ortiz M.

Research-Based Advice for Family Businesses: Our 10 Best-Read Articles

FamilyBusiness.org aims to provide family business owners and leaders advice that helps them be more successful. One important source of advice is based on research: rigorous studies that analyze Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Mat Hughes

How to Encourage Devotion Among Nonfamily Employees

Every business strives to recruit and hire the best employees and to retain them over time. Creating and nurturing a workplace environment that contributes to productivity and helps the firm achieve Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Josep Llach , Valeriano Sanchez-Famoso and Dr. Sharon M. Danes

Helping Next-Gens Envision Their Family Firm’s Future Success

A comprehensive and convincing vision is crucial in helping family businesses be successful over generations. However, many lectures and course exercises that prepare future leaders merely ask Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Authors: Nadine Kammerlander and Friedrich Kammerlander

Unforeseen Crisis Made These Family Businesses Stronger

Pandemics, wars, and natural disasters can have a significant impact on the economy and its organizations.  Such events are called “exogenous shocks” because they come without warning from Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Rebecca Alguera Kleine , Bingbing Ge and Alfredo De Massis

Master Three Perilous Stages of Family Business Transition

Succession is the biggest threat to the robust returns of family business ownership . If you don’t master the three perilous stages of transition, you risk damaging your family business and legacy. Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Ryan Renteria

How to Build a Family Business Portfolio: Your Location Matters

We have always been deeply interested in the topic of why and how business families build up a portfolio of businesses, and how they manage this portfolio successfully in the long run. From many Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Philipp Sieger , Naveed Akhter and Francesco Chirico

Our Family Business YouTube Channel Has Launched!

FamilyBusiness.org, a leading resource for family business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in learning more about family businesses, is excited to announce the launch of its new YouTube Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jennifer Gessner

Do You Treat In-Laws Like the Family Business Outlaws ?

Have you heard this before? “If it wasn’t for my in-laws, our family would be fine!” Such frustrated statements are typically followed by rants about how someone spends too lavishly, does not Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Claudia Binz Astrachan , Joseph Astrachan and Torsten Pieper