Hard Side vs Soft Side: Distinctions that are no longer helpful — if they ever were
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Hard Side vs Soft Side: Distinctions that are no longer helpful — if they ever were

Former Practitioner editor and FFI Interdisciplinary Award winner Henry Krasnow asks some provocative questions about interdisciplinary consulting and advising in Hard Side vs Soft Side: Distinctions that are no longer helpful — if they ever were. Hard Side vs Soft Side: Distinctions that are no longer helpful — if they ever were Possibly the most … Continue reading

Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations
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Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations

The first in a four week series on “Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations.” Thanks to contributors Leif Melin, Jönköping International Business School, (interviewed by series editor Boris Matijas) and Daniel Lorenzo, University of Cadiz. Go here to listen to Professor Leif Melin, Jönköping International Business School, explain some of the main myths … Continue reading

Myths & Realities: Across Cultures and Across Generations
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Myths & Realities: Across Cultures and Across Generations

Professor Leif Melin, Jönköping International Business School, explains some of the main myths still related to family businesses and why these myths are no longer a reality. (Interviewed by Boris Matijas, director & founder of Archipiélago Empresa Familiar) Continue reading

Myth and Reality: Why are family firms considered less innovative?
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Myth and Reality: Why are family firms considered less innovative?

Family firms are usually considered more conservative, averse to taking risks and hardly innovative, as compared to non-family firms. This cliché is present not only in street conversations but also in the academic field, even though solid arguments to cast aside this notion have appeared in recent years. Some realities and some myths: One characteristic … Continue reading

Inside Out: Rethinking estate planning for family businesses
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Inside Out: Rethinking estate planning for family businesses

A perennial topic from a new perspective. Read Roy P. Kozupsky’s (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP,) and Amy Renkert-Thomas’ (Withers Consulting Group) blog “Inside Out: Rethinking estate planning for family businesses.” Inside Out: Rethinking estate planning for family businesses Much has been written about estate planning over the years, but in this blog we want … Continue reading

Sustaining the Family Business with Minimal Financial Rewards: How do family farms continue?
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Sustaining the Family Business with Minimal Financial Rewards: How do family farms continue?

(Authors: Jane L. Glover and Trish Reay) Research Applied précis prepared by Barbara Dartt, Family Business Consulting Group Despite tending to generate less than average returns on investment, almost a third of family farm businesses in the UK have operated in the same area for more than 100 years. To investigate this paradox, the authors … Continue reading

Family Social Capital, Trust within the TMT, and the Establishment of Corporate Goals Related to Nonfamily Stakeholders
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Family Social Capital, Trust within the TMT, and the Establishment of Corporate Goals Related to Nonfamily Stakeholders

(Authors: M. Katiuska Cabrera-Suárez, M. Cruz Déniz-Déniz, and Josefa D. Martín-Santana) Research Applied précis prepared by Andrew Hier, Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise The authors conducted a study to analyze how structural and cognitive family social capital influences the establishment of corporate goals related to nonfamily stakeholders (EGNFS) in family firms. The article examines how family … Continue reading