Unlocking the Innovation Potential of Family Firms: An Assessment Tool

Journal of Family Business Strategy, in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2017.12.001 2. Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Emanuela Rondi , Alfredo De Massis and Josip Kotlar

Surprising reasons owners exit family businesses

organizational factors such as structure (Ford and Slocum, 1977), innovation (Damanpour, 1992), strategy Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: James Hoffman , Ritch Sorenson and Keith Brigham

To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels'

The Barrel family has decided that a strategy-setting session is needed to move the business forward. Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Authors: Whitney Peake and Teran Sundy

Winemakers Provide Lessons on Resilience

Like old vineyards that still produce great wines, older family businesses thrive across many generations developing resilient responses in the face of competition, market shifts and family Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Alfredo De Massis , Elisa Conz and Peter Lamb

A Family Firm Can Be Both an Innovator and a Great Place to Work

Therefore, family members set the innovation strategy and directly promote innovative projects, but also Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Emanuela Rondi , Ruth Überbacher , Leopold von Schlenk-Barnsdorf , Alfredo De Massis and Marcel Hülsbeck

How Older Family Businesses Can Keep the Magic Going

Psychological Ownership as a Driving Factor of Innovation in Older Family Firms, Journal of Family Business Strategy Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Sabine Rau , Sabrina Schell and Arndt Werner

Hyannis Country Garden is a Family Business With Deep Roots

This feature and video are part of  America’s Entrepreneurs: Making it Work , a Rewire initiative made possible by the  Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation  and  EIX, the Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Alauna Yust

Delivering the Goods: An Interview with Best Buy and EIX Founder Dick Schulze

Got up in the morning at 5:30, 6 o'clock developed a strategy, which I learned after the first year, Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: James C Wetherbe

A Father/Son Sitdown: Howard and Steven Aldrich

How do take a complicated strategy for a multibillion dollar firm and break it down into three elements Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Howard E. Aldrich