Leadership Succession: Selecting an internal or external successor?
This week, Paolo Morosetti explores the complexities involved in the process of selecting the successor in a family enterprise and shares an approach to help your clients answer the fundamental question of whether to select an internal or external successor.
Iceberg Analysis of Family Systems
In this week’s FFI Practitioner, FFI Fellow and 2022 FFI International Award recipient Rodolfo Paiz, introduces the “Iceberg Analysis,” a framework that practitioners can use with their family enterprise clients to analyze the entire family enterprise system.
Research for Clients
As part of its mission, FFI strives to advance the field of family enterprise through applied research, providing practitioners with practical applications for research conducted by academics from around the world.
Commentary #1 on The Governance Marathon: A research report sponsored by the FFI 2086 Society
This week, we are pleased to share a commentary about the recently released report sponsored by the FFI 2086 Society titled, “The Governance Marathon: Dynamic Durability in Entrepreneurial Families amid Disruptions.”
To Empower Members of the Next Generation, We Need to Answer Their Questions
Thank you to Peter Jaskiewicz, Sabine Rau, and Katrina Barclay for an overview of their recent research into the hopes and desires of next generation members of family enterprises.
FFI Practitioner: Bilingual articles from the FFI Iberoamérica Virtual Study Group
FFI Practitioner’s mission is to provide thought-provoking analysis, trends, and research for family enterprise professionals on diverse topics from authors around the world.
Governing What is Mine, Yours, and Ours
Thanks to this week’s contributor, FFI Fellow and founding member of FFI, Ernesto Poza, for this thought piece on the many facets of ownership in family enterprises and how effective governance can help to clarify these complex dynamics.
The Two Pillars of Governance in Family Enterprises: A straightforward understanding of complex systems
This week’s edition kicks off a series of articles by presenters at the virtual 2020 FFI Global Conference, October 26-28.
How Corporate Governance Helps in Decision Making: A case study
This week, we are pleased to share a case study that demonstrates how effective corporate and family governance can help clarify decision-making protocols in family enterprises. Thanks to Roberto Vainrub for sharing this case with practical implications for advisors.
Disruption-in-Disruptions: Eight actions advisors should bring to their client families
During times of disruption, how can family enterprise advisors help their clients navigate unchartered waters to survive turbulence and prepare for an unpredictable future?
Family Businesses in the Times of Crisis and Global Recession: A story of resilience and sustainability
This week, we are pleased to share a family business case illustrating how Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, has utilized their concentrated family ownership and governance model to navigate worldwide crises.
Changing Demographics in Family Businesses: Highlights from the STEP 2019 Quantitative Survey
Thanks to this week’s contributor, Andrea Calabrò, for summarizing the findings of the STEP 2019 Global Family Business Survey, which was introduced in the January 8 FFI Practitioner edition about applied research in the field.
Commentary #2 on Professionalizing the Business Family: A research report sponsored by the FFI 2086 Society
This week we are pleased to continue our series of commentaries on the recently released report, sponsored by the 2086 Society, entitled “Professionalizing the Business Family: The Five Pillars of Competent, Committed and Sustainable Ownership.”
Commentary #1 on Professionalizing the Business Family (A research report sponsored by the FFI 2086 Society)
This week, we are pleased to share the first in a series of commentaries by members of the FFI 2086 Society about a recently released report sponsored by the group titled, “Professionalizing the Business Family: The Five Pillars of Competent, Committed and Sustainable Ownership.”
Case Study: The Seibu Group – The fall of the Seibu Empire
Thanks to this week’s contributor, Morio Nishikawa, for providing this case study about the Seibu Group, a Japanese family-owned business that faced a variety of legal challenges beginning in 1993 as the country’s laws changed, and the company’s practices and protocols were not updated.
A Few Thoughts on Family Constitutions: An Indian perspective
This week, FFI Practitioner is pleased to share an article by Ashvini Chopra in which he discusses family constitutions from an Indian perspective.
Launching the Parallel Planning Process: Aligning family and business systems
Thank you to this week’s contributors, Randel Carlock and Keng-Fun Loh, for this examination of the enhanced Parallel Planning Process (PPP), a tool that can help advisors to professionalize the family and business planning process.
Write for FFI Practitioner
Every Wednesday authors for FFI Practitioner share insights on the field of family enterprise advising and consulting from a variety of vantage points. Today we’d like to invite you to Write for FFI Practitioner! And… as inspiration, we point you toward examples of articles from contributors across the globe and some topics that could use more contributors.
The Utility of Buy-Sell Agreements for Family Enterprises
This week’s FFI Practitioner focuses on buy-sell agreements and their role in protecting family enterprise from potential future ownership issues. Thanks to Dan Frosh, this week’s author, for providing an examination of the numerous benefits and features of effective buy-sell agreements within the family enterprise context.
Cases for Clients
Family business cases can serve as powerful tools to integrate into consulting and educational work with clients. Cases provide an engaging way for family enterprise members to recognize issues similar to the ones they face, helping evaluate potential, less emotionally-charged solutions. To further this publication’s mission to provide readers with practical materials that support their work with multi-generational family enterprises, we are pleased to feature a selection of family business cases previously published in FFI Practitioner.