Listen and Learn – 3 Podcasts
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Listen and Learn – 3 Podcasts

This issue of The Practitioner features three podcasts – two from the Family Business Review and one from The Journal of Management Education. The FBR podcasts include a conversation on a recent article on the Cluster Model for understating a family firm’s entrepreneurial behavior over generations. The second podcast is an interview with the co-author of … Continue reading

Most Read Practitioner Articles (January – June 2014)
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Most Read Practitioner Articles (January – June 2014)

This week’s edition features the most read Practitioner articles by month from January – June. January Alternative to Private Equity: Partnering with the family office François M. de Visscher When the Ball Gets Rolling, It’s Easier to Score a Goal: Key performance indicators Yirhan Sim February Using an ESOP for Shareholder Liquidity: The Lawrence Welk experience … Continue reading

Thoughts from a Fellows Lunch
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Thoughts from a Fellows Lunch

This week’s issue is a provocative summary of an FFI Fellows Lunch held in Boston in June. The topic? What would be “most helpful” to the field in the next 10-15 years. Continue reading

Evolution in Thinking About Generational Transition in Family Enterprises
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Evolution in Thinking About Generational Transition in Family Enterprises

In this issue of The Practitioner, FBR editor Pramodita Sharma puts the oft quoted 30-13-3 statistic on family enterprise longevity into its historical context and provides new thinking and research on how to understand and plan for generational transitions in family enterprises. Continue reading

Governance as Evolution: The consequences of mega trends on family business governance
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Governance as Evolution: The consequences of mega trends on family business governance

Governance is a perennial topic in the field of family enterprise. For new paradigms and insights read “Governance as Evolution: The consequence of mega trends on family business governance” here by guest bloggers Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez and Ernesto J. Poza. Continue reading

Research Applied: FBR Summaries for the Practitioner
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Research Applied: FBR Summaries for the Practitioner

This issue concludes the June 2014 summaries from FBR. Prepared by FBR assistant editor Karen Vinton, these summaries discuss applicable topics from: An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Internationalization on the Performance of Unlisted Family and Nonfamily Firms in Australia; and Toward the Cluster Model: The Family Firm’s Entrepreneurial Behavior Over Generations. Continue reading

Why Location Is Everything When It Comes To Trust Planning
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Why Location Is Everything When It Comes To Trust Planning

This week’s guest blog features a discussion of how and why the location of a trust established for US-based clients is critical. Thanks to Dennis Delaney of Hemenway and Barnes for this thought-provoking précis on the topic. Continue reading