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Growing Pains: Helping a Family Office to Evolve

This case study invites students to identify the underlying issues, stakes, and potential pathways forward for a troubled family office. Students also explore problems surrounding the evolution of Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Authors: Torsten Pieper and Claudia Binz Astrachan

Diverse Boards Help Family Businesses Expand Internationally

Expanding into other countries can open up new opportunities and revenue streams for all kinds of businesses around the world. This is especially true within the European Union, where products can Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Claudia Pongelli , Antonio Majocchi , Jonathan Bauweraerts , Salvatore Sciascia , Matteo Giuliano Caroli and Alain Verbeke

The Family Business 'Generation Gap' Can Undermine Success

The upcoming generation of family firm leaders often don't see things the same way as their parents and grandparents do. Professor Peter Jaskiewicz has explored this disconnect deeply in his new book Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Timeless Lessons from Dick Schulze

Best Buy Founder Dick Schulze built his empire through hard work, calculated risk, and a commitment to high standards of integrity and fairness.  In his book “Becoming the Best,” he outlines Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Catherine Buday and Jon Eckhardt

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...

Category: Education and Teaching

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Roland Kidwell