Developing Your Business Family Strategy: Where to Start and What to Consider

Successful, long-lasting business families share an understanding of what is important to them, what they want to do together, and how they want to work together to achieve their collective...


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Securing Succession in a Family Business across Generations /ファミリービジネスの確実 な承継のために

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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What All Family Businesses Can Learn From the Merck Family

The German Merck family has succeeded where many business families have failed: Keeping a group of 319 family members, including 204 family shareholders, unified, aligned and committed over the course...


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Family Strategy Development in Business Families

This practical guide by Tom Rüsen, Arist von Schlippe and Torsten Groth assists members of business families to develop and critically reflect on their family strategy in a structured manner....


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Let’s not go there – Taboos in Family Business

Family businesses and the families that own them are known for their secrecy and discretion. Keeping a “low profile” can provide useful benefits -- for example, shelter from business competitors...


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Co-Leading Sibling Teams in Family Firms

Siblings - they love and sometimes hate each other. Today, more and more often they are supposed to lead the company together in family businesses. But why do some sibling...


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Managing Business Family Dynasties

This book deals with dynastic business families. Such families are characterized by a circle of owners comprising more than 50 family members, which typically face specific issues and challenges for...


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Longevity of Japanese Family Businesses

The lecture "Longevity of Japanese Family Businesses" was held by Dr. Sigrun Caspary and summarises the main factors which contribute to the longevity of Japanese family businesses.


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