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Most Read Practitioner Articles (July – December 2014)

In our last issue of the year, we are pleased to feature the most popular issues from July-December as well as the 10 most popular issues since The Practitioner began publishing. July-December 2014 2014 Conference article: Educational Session Highlights FBR podcast: “Towards the Cluster Model” – an interview with author Nava Michael-Tsabari Fellows article: “Your … Continue reading

Research Applied: <i>FBR</i> Summaries for the Practitioner
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Research Applied: FBR Summaries for the Practitioner

This issue is the last in the 2014 series of executives summaries and suggestions for practitioners on articles from the Family Business Review. Thanks to all contributors and especially to FBR assistant editor Karen Vinton for their continuous efforts in relating research to practice this year. Go here for Andrew Hier’s summary and practitioner suggestions on … Continue reading

Summary 1: Family Involvement and Dividend Policy in Closely-Held Firms
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Summary 1: Family Involvement and Dividend Policy in Closely-Held Firms

(Authors: Maximiliano González, Alexander Guzmán, Carlos Pombo and María-Andrea Trujillo) Executive Summary prepared by Andrew Hier, senior partner, Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise, FFI Fellow How does family involvement affect dividend policy in closely-held firms? To study this important question, the authors used a database of 458 Colombian companies spanning the period from 1996 to … Continue reading

Summary 2: Financial Decision Making in Family Firms: An adaptation of the theory of planned behaviour
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Summary 2: Financial Decision Making in Family Firms: An adaptation of the theory of planned behaviour

(Authors: Christian Koropp, Franz W. Kellermans, Dietmar Grichnik and Laura Stanley) Executive Summary prepared by Ken McCracken, consultant, Withers Consulting Group The following situation will be familiar to many practitioners who work with enterprising families; in fact it might have frustrated them on occasion. The current CEO and majority owner of a 2nd generation family … Continue reading

Summary 3: Professionalization of Family Business and Performance Effect
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Summary 3: Professionalization of Family Business and Performance Effect

(Authors: Yung-Chih Lien and Shaomin Li) Executive Summary prepared by Nava Michael-Tsabari, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Grounded in the context of the emerging economies, this paper seeks to examine the professionalization of family firms and the related performance impact during the post-IPO (Initial Public Offering) stage. Specifically, the authors argue that in order … Continue reading

Summary 4: Family Involvement and Post-IPO Investment Policy
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Summary 4: Family Involvement and Post-IPO Investment Policy

(Authors: Bharat A. Jain and Yingying Shao) Executive Summary prepared by Karen Vinton, Professor Emeritus, Montana State University Two firms have just successfully completed an IPO. What post-IPO investment policy will the firms implement? How much cash will the firm keep? Will the funds be used for R&D? Or will they be used for capital … Continue reading