Family Values and Value Creation by Josep Tàpies (Editor); John L. Ward (Editor)In celebration of IESE's 50 years of bridging the gap between theory and practice, this essential compilation brings together today's top researchers to tackle the real-life issues that family business owners face on a daily basis, shedding new light on the values that shape these special types of companies.
Call Number: HD62.25 .F378 2008
Publication Date: 2008-05-29
Leading a Family Business: Best practices for long-term stewardship by Justin B. Craig; Ken MooresBased on insights from executives across the globe, this planning guide captures the unique challenges faced by leaders of a family business and presents an approach to help these operations survive and thrive across generations. * Includes insights from leaders of family businesses from all over the world * Describes important characteristics for leading family and business systems successfully * Features case vignettes showcasing the complex inner workings of family and business stewardship * Compares the homogeneity evident in non-family enterprises versus the heterogeneity of family enterprises * Discusses the differences between leadership in family enterprises and non-family enterprises
Call Number: HD62.25 .C73 2017
Publication Date: 2017-07-20
Understanding the Family Business by Keanon J. AldersonThe purpose of this book is to provide readers with an introductory overview of family business, the most prevalent form of business in the world. The differences between family and nonfamily businesses are emphasized in this book. This book has several key audiences and can be used as a supplemental text for university undergraduate or graduate level courses such as small business management, introduction to business, entrepreneurship, or family studies. Members of family businesses will benefit from the book as an introduction to the unique nature of family businesses. Professional advisors to family firms, such as accountants, attorneys, bankers, insurance providers, and financial services professionals, may develop a better understanding of their clients. Suppliers to family businesses will gain insight to this important business customer. Much of the literature on family business is from the United States; an attempt has been made to present relevant international information as well. Chapter 1 defi nes and provides an overview of family business. Chapter 2 explores the many differences between a family-owned business and a nonfamily-owned business. Chapter 3 explores the major family business theories. Chapter 4 discusses how family fi rms make business decisions. Chapter 5 explores the signifi cant issues prevalent in a family fi rm. Chapter 6 explores the most problematic issue in family fi rms: succession or the transfer of ownership to the next generation. Chapter 7 focuses on effective family business governance and use of advisors and boards. Chapter 8 explores key success tips for long-lasting family firms. Chapter 9 discusses trends and further research in family business.
Call Number: HD62.25 .A43 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-15
Reconciling Relationships and Preserving the Family Business by Ruth McClendon; Leslie B. KadisLearn how to keep family problems from affecting the family business! Reconciling Relationships and Preserving the Family Business: Tools for Success presents a comprehensive model for reconciling fractured relationships within the business-owning family. Studies show that more than two-thirds of family-owned businesses don't survive past the first generation--and more than 90 percent of all business enterprises in the United States are owned by families. Written by the founders of the Carmel Institute for Family Business, this unique book is an essential tool for people involved in family businesses, where personal issues can mix with financial interdependencies and work grievances to cause professional failures independent of bad management, market conditions, or financial constraints. Reconciling Relationships and Preserving the Family Business is a practical and concise guide to building healthy families and collaborative family business teams that last for generations. The book introduces the ideology that frames the Reconciliation Model for relationship repair, and defines two main systemic problems facing business-owning families: oppression and disengagement. It also presents an in-depth study of a business-owning family, demonstrating how the Reconciliation Model works--step-by-step. Reconciling Relationships and Preserving the Family Business addresses, including: basic principles of relationships in business-owning families individual dynamics that account for human dilemmas power issues effective intervention in troubled relationships assessing relationship patterns family structure and process roles, responsibilities, and ethics of advisors working with family-owned businesses and much more! Reconciling Relationships and Preserving the Family Business is a vital resource for members of business-owning families and for the professional people who advise them: lawyers, therapists, bankers, clinical social workers, accountants, consultants, and therapists. The book is invaluable for teaching you to recognize real or potential relational problems that can have an adverse effect on the family business.
Call Number: HD62.25 .M39 2004
Publication Date: 2004-02-10
Innovation in Small Family Businesses by Sylvie LaforetThis informative book provides a critical and comprehensive review of the research on innovation in small businesses particularly, the family-owned businesses.Innovation in Small Family Businesses explores how innovation is developed and carried out in small family-owned businesses, the factors underpinning it, and the innovation drivers and barriers in these firms' context. Sylvie Laforet also offers suggestions on how innovation can be fostered and perhaps, sustained in small family-owned businesses and discusses the government's role in this. The book makes an important contribution to the theoretical development of family firms' and small businesses' innovation.The detailed and critical literature review will provide useful reference points for both academics and students and identifies avenues for future research for the area. Policymakers and practitioners will also find this compact compendium insightful.
Call Number: HD62.25 .L34 2012
Publication Date: 2012-11-30
Learning Family Business: Paradoxes and pathways by Ken Moores; Mary BarrettThis work examines the inescapable paradoxes of each stage of learning to manage the family firm, relating each paradox to the business life cycle. The learning stages include learning business, learning our business, leading our business and letting go of our business. The associated paradoxes involve stability versus adaptation; leading versus managing; and the special difficulties succession poses for the family firm. Possible pathways for managing each paradox are developed.
Call Number: HD62.25 .M66 2002
Publication Date: 2003-02-01
Family Business and Social Capital by Ritch L. Sorenson (Editor)The chapters in this cutting edge book comprise scholarly work on social capital in family business along with chapters written by family business owners and advisors. As the research in family business evolves, scholars are exploring the issues that are unique to the field. From the start, research has been closely tied to the real world issues faced by business families. The genesis for this book is a conference on family business and social capital in which a wide variety of issues were presented and discussed. Participants included academics, family business owners and business advisors. Topics covered in the book include social capital as it relates to governance, trust, family and business identity, communication, family councils, work-family balance, and the use of advisors and continuing education to build social capital. Novel in its approach of integrating the voices of scholars, business families, and advisors, this book is an invaluable tool not only for business research and classroom use, but also for business families and their advisors.
Call Number: HD62.25 .F35 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-30
International Entrepreneurship in Family Business by José C. Casillas; Francisco J. Acedo; Ana M. MorenoInternational Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses illustrates that family firms have always been active agents in the global economy and that their participation in the international competitive dynamic will only increase in the coming years. Indeed many of the large multinational firms that dominate today's world markets were founded as, and continue to be, family firms. The authors document the particularities of the family business phenomenon from a holistic, multi-paradigmatic, and global viewpoint. The book integrates intensive studies of family business that encompass wide-ranging areas of research and contexts, including psychology, sociology, organizational behaviour, financial studies, strategic management and internationalization. Practical examples and case studies of multinational family firms underpin the exploratory empirical research. Academics, researchers and students of international business, and more specifically, family business will find much to interest in them in this book, as will entrepreneurs and practitioners with a vested interest in the family firm.
Call Number: HD62.25 .C38 2007
Publication Date: 2007-12-21
Managing for the Long Run: Lessons in competitive advantage from great family businesses by Danny Miller; Isabelle Le Breton-MillerConventional thinking holds that family-controlled businesses are beset by inherent weaknesses from "clan" cultures to stable ownership that hobble success and erode competitive advantage. This book argues that those very traits are part of what has ensured the sustained success of some of the world's leading and long-lived family controlled businesses. This is not a book for "mom and pop" family businesses. Rather, it is for firms of all kinds and sizes who want to emulate the strategies of the best family-controlled businesses for long term success.
Call Number: HD62.25 .M54 2005
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
Generation to Generation: Life cycles of the family business by Kelin E. Gersick (Editor); John A. Davis; Marion McCollom Hampton; Ivan Lansberg; Gersick Kelin E.Generation to Generation presents one of the first comprehensive overviews of family business as a specific organizational form. Focusing on the inevitable maturing of families and their firms over time, the authors reveal the dynamics and challenges family businesses face as they move through their life cycles. The book asks questions, such as: what is the difference between an entrepreneurial start-up and a family business, and how does one become the other? How does the meaning of the business to the family change as adults and children age? How do families move through generational changes in leadership, from anticipation to transfer, and then separation and retirement? This book is divided into three sections that present a multidimensional model of a family business. The authors use the model to explore the various stages in the family business life span and extract generalizable lessons about how family businesses should be organized.
Call Number: HD62.25 .G46 1997
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Business Families Research Centre
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