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MANAGEMENT: Family Business

"Profitability is the Key to Value. If You've Got it, Flaunt It. If You Don't Have It, Get It (business strategy). If You Can't Get It, Get Out (capital strategy)."

--- Bill Fruhan, Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School, author of: Financial Strategy: Studies in the Creation, Transfer, and Destruction of Shareholder Value.

Jose C. Casillas, Francisco J. Acedo, Ana M. Moreno (2007). International Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses. (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 338 p.). Family-owned business enterprises; International business enterprises; Entrepreneurship.

Andrea Colli (2002). The History of Family Business, 1850-2000. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, p.). Family-owned business enterprises--Management.

Katy Danco; with an introduction by Leon A. Danco (1981). From the Other Side of the Bed: A Woman Looks at Life in the Family Business (Cleveland, OH: The Center for Family Business, University Press, 163 p.).

Leon A. Danco (1980). Inside the Family Business (Cleveland, OH: Center for Family Business University Press, 248 p.).

Leon A. Danco, Donald J. Jonovic. (1981). Outside Directors in the Family Owned Business: Why, When, Who, and How (Cleveland, OH: The Center for Family Business Press, 207 p.). Family corporations--Management; Directors of corporations.

Quentin J. Feming (2000). Keep the Family Baggage out of the Family Business: Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins That Destroy Family Business (New York, NY: Fireside Books, 332 p.). Management Consultant. Family corporations--Management; Family-owned business enterprises--Management; Family-owned business enterprises--Law and legislation; Communication in the family; Domestic relations. 

Roger Fritz; foreword by Gary Player (1992). The Entrepreneurial Family: How to Sustain the Vision and Value in Your Family Business (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 218 p.). Family corporations--Management.

Frank Feldinger (1997). Wars of Succession: The Blessings, Curses and Lessons that Family-Owned Firms Offer Anyone in Business (Santa Monica, CA: Merritt Publishing, 330 p.). Family owned business enterprises; Industrial management.

Kelin E. Gersick (1997). Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business ( Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 302 p.). Family-owned business enterprises--Management; Family-owned business enterprises--Succession.

Andres Hatum (2007). Adaptation or Expiration in Family Firms: Organizational Flexibility in Emerging Economies. (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 238 p.). Associate Professor in Human Resource Management, IAE Business School (Austral University, Argentina). Family-owned business enterprises--Argentina--Case studies; Organizational behavior--Argentina--Case studies; Adaptability (Psychology)--Argentina--Case studies. 5 determinants of organizational flexibility in four family-owned companies from edible oil, pharmaceutical industries: 1)  heterogeneity of dominant coalition, 2) centralization, formalization of decision-making, 3) low macroculture embeddedness, 4) environmental scanning, 5) Strong organizational identity.

Rajesh Jain (2006). Chains That Liberate, Governance of Family Ties. (Delhi, India: Macmillan, 397 p.). Family-owned business enterprises -- India -- Management; Family-owned business enterprises -- Succession -- India; Management -- Study and teaching -- India.

Harold James (2006). Family Capitalism: Wendels, Haniels, Falcks, and the Continental European Model. (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 448 p.). Professor of History and International Affairs (Princeton University). Family-owned business enterprises--Europe--History; Family-owned business enterprises--Case studies. History of three powerful family firms; European model of "relationship capitalism." 

Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj (2005). Succession in Asian Family Firms. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 150 p.). Teaches Enterprise Culture and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at the Business School (Brunel University). Family-owned business enterprises--Asia; Business enterprises, Foreign. South Asian family businesses experiencing inter-generational succession across United Kingdom, Kenya, U.S.

Donald J. Jonovic (1984). Someday It'll All Be Yours, or Will It?: How to Survive and Enjoy Succession in a Family Business.  (Cleveland, OH: Jamieson Press, 186 p.). Family corporations--Management.

Davis S. Landes (2006). Dynasties: Why Some Family Businesses Succeed and Some Fail. (New York, NY: Viking, 384 p.). Professor Emeritus of History and Economics (Harvard). Family-owned business enterprises--Case studies. Focus on banking, automobiles, raw materials; new reading of last two centuries; surprising recommendations for coming one.

Ivan Lansberg (1999). Succeeding Generations : Realizing the Dream of Families in Business (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 379 p.). Family-owned Business Enterprises--Management

Danny Miller, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller (2005). Managing for the Long Run: Lessons in Competitive Advantage from Great Family Businesses. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 310 p.). Professor of Strategy at HEC Montreal and Chair in Family Enterprise & Strategy (University of Alberta); Human Resources Consultant and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at the University of Alberta. Family-owned business enterprises--Management; Success in business. 

Hidemasa Morikawa; foreword by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (1992). Zaibatsu: The Rise and Fall of Family Enterprise Groups in Japan. (Tokyo, Japan: University of Tokyo Press, 283 p.). Trusts, Industrial--Japan--History; Family corporations--Japan--History; Corporations, Japanese--History; Holdings companies--Japan; Japan--Economic conditions--1868-.

William T. O'Hara (2004). Centuries of Success: Lessons from the World's Most Enduring Family Businesses. (Avon, MA: Adams Media Corporation, 330 p.). Success in business--Case studies.

Eds. Akio Okochi, Shigeaki Yasuoka (1984). Family Business in the Era of Industrial Growth: Its Ownership and Management: Proceedings of the Fuji Conference. (Tokyo, Japan: University of Tokyo Press, 318 p.). Family corporations--East Asia--History--Congresses; Family corporations--Europe--History--Congresses; Family corporations--United States--History--Congresses; Trusts, Industrial--History--Congresses.

Marshall B. Paisner (1999). Sustaining the Family Business (Reading, MA: Perseus Books, 214 p.). Businessman, Founder of ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers. Family Business, Succession.

Janice Pottker (1992). Born to Power: Heirs to America's Leading Businesses. (Hauppauge, NY: Barron's, 464 p.). Family-owned business enterprises--United States--Management--Case studies; Corporations--United States--Management--Case studies. 

ed. Mary B. Rose (1995). Family Business (Brookfield, VT: E. Elgar, 699 p.). Family corporations; Family-owned business enterprises. Series: The International library of critical writings in business history. 

Joachim Schwass (2006). Wise Growth Strategies in Leading Family Businesses. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 208 p.). Family-owned business enterprises--Growth; Family-owned business enterprises--Case studies. Nine year study - new, deep insights into their long-term success strategies.

Dwijendra Tripathi, Makrand Mehta (1990). Business Houses in Western India: A Study in Entrepreneurial Response, 1850-1956. (New Delhi, India: Manohar Publications, 223 p.). Family-owned business enterprises--India--Bombay (State)--History; Entrepreneurship--India--Bombay (State)--History.

John L. Ward; foreword by Léon A. Danco (1987). Keeping the Family Business Healthy: How To Plan for Continuing Growth, Profitability, and Family Leadership. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 266 p.). Clinical Professor and Co-Director, Family Enterprises Center, Kellogg School of Management and Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland). Family corporations--Management. 

John L. Ward (2004). Perpetuating the Family Business: 50 Lessons Learned from Long-lasting, Successful Families in Business. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 178 p.). Family corporations-Management; Family-owned business enterprises-Management; Success in business; Family corporations-Management-Case studies; Family-owned business enterprises-Management-Case studies; Success in business-Case studies. 

Eds. John L. Ward et al (2005). Unconventional Wisdom: Counterintuitive Insights for Family Business Success. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 246 p.). Wild Group Professor of Family Business at International Institute for Management Development, Professor at Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University). Family-owned business enterprises--Management. Leverage strategic, cultural uniqueness of family businesses.



Center for Family Business (University of New Hampshire)                                                                                                                                     

The purpose of the Center for Family Business (started in 1993) is to offer services and information for entrepreneurial families. Our aim is making and keeping family businesses successful.

Family Businesses (Industry)                                                                                                                  FamilyBusiness.htm

Family Business                                                                                                                    

Family Enterprise Center (University of Pittsburgh)                                                                                                                                                   

The Family Enterprise Center's (FEC) mission is to protect, preserve, and promote closely-held family-owned businesses throughout southwestern Pennsylvania by providing insights into pivotal issues that affect a family business through leading-edge educational programs and peer advisory activities.

Family Firm Institute                                                                                                                                                                                            

The Family Firm Institute (FFI), founded in 1986, is an international professional membership organization dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business and family wealth advisors, consultants, educators and researchers and to increasing public awareness about trends and developments in the family business and family wealth fields.

IMD-Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Family Business Center                                                                                                                        

Institute for Management Development (IMD)-Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Family Business Center represents a major expansion of IMD, building on expertise gained from over 17 years of providing research and educational programs to family businesses all over the world. The Center is unique in being able to assist families with governance, role and relationship issues as well as with their specific challenges of business renewal and continuity. While incorporating much of the successful business management content IMD is known to offer, the programs focus on developing the unique inherent traits of private ownership into a competitive advantage.

Institute for Family Business (Baylor University)                                                                                                                    

The Institute for Family Business was established in 1987 to provide a forum for the development and dissemination of information relevant to the continuity and health of the family business.

Institute for Family Enterprising                                                                                                                                                                    

Institute's mission to be the global leader in (i) defining the requirements for transgenerational entrepreneurship and wealth creation, and in (ii) delivering relevant educational programs and implementation support that empower families to fulfill their enterprising hopes and goals. IFE will create a nexus between entrepreneurship and family-based wealth creation. There are four programmatic areas which are pursued in order to meet these goals: 1) Mentoring Curriculum and Cases; 2) Powerful Practices Programs and Summits; 3) Research and Academic Advancement; 4) Global Partnerships and Programs.

Leading the Family Business                                                                                                                                                  

World’s longest running and most international program for families in business (based at Institute for Management Development in Geneva, Switzerland). Over the past 18 years the program has welcomed some 500 families and assisted them with governance, role and relationship issues, specific challenges as well as with development of the unique inherent traits of private ownership into a competitive advantage.

UMass Family Business Center                                                                                                                                                                               

The UMass Family Business Center assists family companies to recognize common problems and find solutions to their unique challenges. The Center offers owners and managers a comprehensive learning community, including presentations by experts from the fields of psychology, management, law, accounting, financial and estate planning, and banking.

Vermont Family Business Initiative                                                                                                                                                    

The Vermont Family Business Initiative is a statewide organization led by the University of Vermont's School of Business Administration. Our goal is to give Vermont businesses the tools and support they need to compete in both the local and global arenas. We are supported by members and contributing partners who strive to work through the issues of leadership, communication, and complex legal and financial challenges to business transition and succession.

Wharton Global Family Alliance                                                                                                                                       

Unique institution that allows global families to transcend boundaries to collaborate for their mutual benefit and for the betterment of society as a whole. WGFA is designed for families at the "pinnacle" of wealth — carefully selected member families represent substantial net worth, are actively engaged in primary economic activity, and exert significant influence in their arenas of operation (both geographic and economic). First global family consortium of its kind, focused on research into, and the sharing of, best practices of globally influential family enterprises.

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