Trends in Family Enterprise

2013 in Review, Part 2

This week’s Practitioner follows on last week’s “most read” in 2013 and features the most read blogs and most-read FBR issues in the year. Please consider writing for The Practitioner in 2014! FFI members’ favorite TED Talks This issue of The Practitioner features the favorite TED Talks of leading members of the Family Firm Institute as these … Continue reading

Research Applied: FBR Summaries for The Practitioner December 2013
Family Business Review / Research in the Field

Research Applied: FBR Summaries for The Practitioner December 2013

This year’s final installment of assistant FBR editor Karen Vinton’s executive summaries recaps three articles from the December 2013 issue of FBR, which examine managing the boundary between family and business when one is involved with a family business; how a family enterprise’s benevolence quotient affects its relationship with non-family stakeholders; and, how earnings quality varies … Continue reading

The Transparency Myth in Family Enterprises: The big reveal or less is more
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The Transparency Myth in Family Enterprises: The big reveal or less is more

In this week’s blog, Jamie Weiner of Inheriting Wisdom, raises some thought-provoking questions on what families and their enterprises should reveal and when, questioning the prevailing notion of advocating transparency as the “best practice” in family enterprise advising. The Transparency Myth in Family Enterprises: The big reveal or less is more James Weiner, Psy.D. In … Continue reading

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step:  Learning from 100 year family enterprises
Advising / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Governance / NextGen / Succession

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step: Learning from 100 year family enterprises

This issue is a précis of an August 2013 research paper by Dennis Jaffe entitled “Good Fortune: Building a Hundred Year Family Enterprise.” It includes a summary of some counterintuitive results as well as helpful suggestions for practitioners. A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step:  Learning from 100 year family enterprises … Continue reading

Advising / Case Studies / Consulting / Education

Healthy Relationships Build Shareholder Value

This week’s article, “Healthy Relationships Build Shareholder Value,” explores five key concepts as a framework for developing multi-generational enterprises. Peter Begalla of Stetson University and Steve Lytle of Clearpath Family Advisors examine the role of inflection, vulnerability, context, education and reflection in creating shareholder value and provide important tips for professionals in the field. Healthy … Continue reading

Structure and Integration: The Architecture of Succession
Advising / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Governance / Succession

Structure and Integration: The Architecture of Succession

This week’s edition of The Practitioner addresses the transitions involved in family enterprise succession and describes how two structural techniques often employed in family enterprise – a private foundation and a family entity (such as limited partnership or limited liability companies) – are good candidates for integrating multiple generations into a family’s succession efforts.   Using … Continue reading

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How Does Knowledge Sharing among Advisors from Different Disciplines Affect the Quality of the Services Provided to the Family Business Client?

In this week’s issue of The Practitioner, FBR assistant editor Karen Vinton provides highlights in an article by Emma Su, Asian Family Enterprise Forum, British Columbia and Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and Junsheng Dou, Zhejian University, Hangzhou, China in which they probe “How Does Knowledge Sharing among Advisors from Different Disciplines Affect the Quality of … Continue reading