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Developing Positivity in Family Business Leaders
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Developing Positivity in Family Business Leaders

(Authors: Donella Caspersz and Jill Thomas) Research Applied summary prepared by Wayne Rivers, Family Business Institute Working with the cooperation of the Family Business Australia FORUM, the authors studied a leadership intervention in a group context (a.k.a. peer advisory groups) over a five-year period. Their qualitative study explored how this intervention helped develop positivity in … Continue reading

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

The first in the quarterly series of practice-oriented précis of articles from the Family Business Review. Thanks to: Barbara Dartt, Family Business Consulting Group, summary on “Career Advancement in a Family-Owned French Construction Firm Under Changing Labor Legislations and Market Demand, 1946-1985” (Authors are Noël Bonneuil and Manuela Martini) Ken McCracken, Consultant, Withers Consulting Group, … Continue reading

Career Advancement in a Family-Owned French Construction Firm Under Changing Labor Legislations and Market Demand, 1946-1985
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Career Advancement in a Family-Owned French Construction Firm Under Changing Labor Legislations and Market Demand, 1946-1985

(Authors: Noël Bonneuil and Manuela Martini) Research Applied summary provided by Barbara Dartt, Family Business Consulting Group Utilizing data from one family-owned French firm (Cavella), the authors study these questions: In this firm, does merit, seniority, family relationship or national origin influence labor cost? How much do regulation and economic conditions interact with other influencers … Continue reading

Communication Traps: Applying game theory to succession in family firms
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Communication Traps: Applying game theory to succession in family firms

(Authors: Nava Michael-Tsabari and Dan Weiss) Research Applied summary prepared by Ken McCracken, Consultant, Withers Consulting Group “Would you like to start discussing your succession plan?” is obviously a key question for the founder of a family business. Advisers know that the answer could be either: “Yes, let’s get on with it” — a type of … Continue reading

Seeing the Light: Using visual ethnography in family business settings
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Seeing the Light: Using visual ethnography in family business settings

(Author: Robert Smith) Research Applied summary prepared by Nava Michael-Tsbari, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology Offering a new perspective for research, this paper seeks to examine the possible usage of visual ethnography in family business research. Visual ethnography involves the analysis of visual images and visual imagery to improve our understanding of organizational life i.e., how … Continue reading

Relational Competence-Based Knowledge Transfer Within Succession: An experimental study
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Relational Competence-Based Knowledge Transfer Within Succession: An experimental study

(Authors: Isabella R. Hatak and Dietmar Roessl) Research Applied summary prepared by Kim Schneider Malek, Schneider Consulting Group Intrafamily succession, which can be within a nuclear family or across branches and generations, is often a goal in the overall strategy for family firm continuity. One of the factors considered essential to successful intrafamily succession is … Continue reading

Are Your Clients Prepared for Digital Death?
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Are Your Clients Prepared for Digital Death?

In the last of the February series of “Blogs from the Board,” Holly Isdale of Wealthaven advises advisors on how to prepare their clients for “digital death.” In today’s digital world, designating the fate of physical assets after death isn’t enough. For example, the average household in the US has six or more Internet connected … Continue reading