The Allegory of Conflict: Managing collisions in the family business
Advising / Behavioral Science / Consulting / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Management Science

The Allegory of Conflict: Managing collisions in the family business

In this article GEN (Global Education Network) 501 faculty member Anthony Devine looks at three sources of conflict in the family business. Relationship, task and process conflict are discussed in “The Allegory of Conflict: Managing collisions in the family business.” One of the core courses in FFI’s Global Education Network is GEN 501: Myths, Realities, … Continue reading

Myths and Realities: University-based family enterprise education
Case Studies / Coaching / Education / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Research in the Field

Myths and Realities: University-based family enterprise education

Continuing our yearlong theme of “Myths and Realities,” this issue identifies relevant facts on family business programs at universities worldwide as well as featuring some of the results of the 3rd Annual Family Enterprise Case Competition hosted by the University of Vermont School of Business Administration early in January. Myth 1. No one knows how … Continue reading

Most Read Practitioner Articles (July – December 2014)
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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
Family Business / Family Business Review / Finance / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise

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