Prenuptial Agreements – Uncomfortable and Necessary
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Prenuptial Agreements – Uncomfortable and Necessary

You can find issues more uncomfortable than prenuptial agreements. But not many. For starters, people view prenups from amazingly different points of view. One of my granddaughter’s professors told her that asking anyone for a prenup was demeaning and exploitive and showed such a lack of trust that even asking would be grounds for breaking … Continue reading

Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations (II)
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Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations (II)

Please enjoy the second set of articles for the November series on “Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations.” Thanks to Ramia El-Agamy, Farida El-Agamy and Luz Vega for their thoughtful contributions to the topic. Go here for Ramia El-Agamy and Farida El-Agamy’s article “Myths & Realities in the Arab World.” Go here for … Continue reading

Myths & Realities in the Arab World
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Myths & Realities in the Arab World

The Arab world is a complex region. It is geographically, culturally, historically diverse, yet, from the outside, it is often perceived as a homogeneous region and stereotypes are applied across the board. In view of the great socio-political challenges that the Arab world is currently facing and the lack of independent data and research in … Continue reading

Myths & Realities in Family Businesses in Puerto Rico
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Myths & Realities in Family Businesses in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of the most developed countries in the Caribbean, located between North and South America where more family businesses successfully transfer ownership to the next generation than has been previously reported in the rest of the world. As well, more women than ever are ascending to higher managerial positions than in other … 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