The Two Sides of the Business Family

This book focuses on a central success factor for family businesses: maintaining the decision-making ability over generations while not jeopardizing the business due to family conflict, inefficient governance structures, or...


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Securing Succession in a Family Business over Generations

This practical guide offers food for thought and encourages those involved to individually and jointly address the question of succession, mutually clarify expectations, understand the challenges and, on this basis,...


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The Dynamics in Growing Business Families

The knowledge of the elementary principles of social life, the understanding of these rules enables us to develop a system competence which is helpful in shaping life in the complex...


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Private Equity Investments in Family Businesses

Investments by private equity firms in family businesses are becoming increasingly relevant for both parties. To take this area into account, the change in the economic performance of family businesses...


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Hoists and cranes engineered for extremes over seven generations

These slides are from the lecture "Hoists and cranes engineered for extremes over seven generations".


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Understanding Family Businesses in Germany

These slides are from the lecture "Understanding Family Businesses in Germany" by Tom Rüsen.


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Professional Ownership in Business Families

This practical guide summarises the findings of WIFUs research on professional ownership and advisory support to business families: The change in family businesses - a move away from owner-managed to...


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Digitalisation strategies in family businesses

This practical guide examines the special attributes of family businesses and, taking these special attributes into account, suggests specific digitalisation strategies.


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