Technological innovation four ways. What more can you ask?
Family Business Review / Research in the Field

Technological innovation four ways. What more can you ask?

This week’s issue of The Practitioner gives you four ways of looking at a piece of significant research: 1) the original article; 2) the précis by Frank Hoy; 3) a podcast interview with the authors and FBR assistant editor Karen Vinton; 4) the interview in Spanish. Go here for the article, Technological Innovation Inputs, Outputs, … Continue reading

2017 Family Enterprise Case Competition
Education / Family Business / Research in the Field

2017 Family Enterprise Case Competition

This week’s Practitioner features the Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) held at the University of Vermont in mid-January. One of the nice things about being The Practitioner is that you get invited places! And sometimes more than once! Such is the case with the University of Vermont’s Family Enterprise Case Competition. This year the competition, … Continue reading

Research Applied: <i>FBR</i> Précis for the Practitioner
Family Business Review / Research in the Field

Research Applied: FBR Précis for the Practitioner

Continuing with  the précis for the June issue of FBR, The Practitioner thanks précis authors Nava Michael-Tsabari, Andrew Heir and Thomas V. Schwarz for their analysis and commentary on the following articles. Go here for Nava Michael-Tsabari’s précis on The Case Study in Family Business: An Analysis of Current Research Practices and Recommendations Go here … Continue reading

Takeover Premiums and Family Blockholders
Family Business Review / Research in the Field

Takeover Premiums and Family Blockholders

(Authors: Max P. Leitterstorf and Maximillian M. Wachter) Research Applied précis prepared by Thomas V. Schwarz, Black Forest, LLC Does the presence of a blockholder (i.e., a shareholder controlling at least 25% of the voting rights) affect the strategic decision-making of a publicly traded firm? The authors begin by summarizing a large body of previous … Continue reading

Institutional Reforms and the Effects of Family Control on Corporate Governance
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Institutional Reforms and the Effects of Family Control on Corporate Governance

(Authors: Young-Chih Lien, Chia-Chen Teng, and Shaomin Li) Research Applied précis prepared by Andrew Hier, Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise The authors of this study were interested in the effect of institutional transformation on family firm performance. Institutional transformation refers to the evolving impact of new or strengthened laws, governmental agencies, or domestic institutions such … Continue reading

The Case Study In Family Business: An Analysis of Current Research Practices and Recommendations
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The Case Study In Family Business: An Analysis of Current Research Practices and Recommendations

(Authors: Tanja Leppäaho, Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki, and Pavlos Dimitratos) Research Applied précis prepared by Nava Michael-Tsabari, The Raya Strauss Center for Family Business Research, Tel Aviv University Case study has emerged as a prominent methodological approach for qualitative researchers interested in family business (FB). Thus, the research questions posed for the present study were the following: … Continue reading

Research Applied: <i>FBR</i> Précis for the Practitioner
Family Business Review / Research in the Field

Research Applied: FBR Précis for the Practitioner

This issue of The Practitioner begins a three week series of précis on the articles in the June issue of FBR. Please enjoy Professor John Ward’s précis on Dean Shephard’s thoughtful and forward-looking guest editorial on socioemotional wealth as it relates to the family enterprise, entrepreneurship as well as the researchers who study them. An … Continue reading