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Other Surveys & Studies

Market reserach and surveys conducted by FFI organizational members.

This week, we are pleased to continue the series of commentaries on the 2086 Society sponsored research “Professionalizing the Business Family: The Five Pillars of Competent, Committed and Sustainable Ownership.”

This week, we are pleased to continue our series of commentaries on “Professionalizing the Business Family: The Five Pillars of Competent, Committed and Sustainable Ownership” – a research report supported by the FFI 2086 Society.

We hope you’ve been enjoying the articles published in FFI Practitioner so far this year. This week, we’re pleased to share the most popular editions from the first quarter of 2020!

Thank you to research report authors Claudia Astrachan and Torsten Pieper and FFI Fellow Andrew Keyt for this timely article on family cohesion, explaining how cohesion can drive family enterprise resilience to cope with disruption such as a worldwide pandemic.

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.

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.”

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.”

With the new year around the corner and a new decade on its way, here is a look at the most popular articles in 2019. We’re pleased to say that, thanks to our outstanding contributors, we’ve never missed an issue this year! So in addition to these Top 10, please enjoy the other 42 articles that appeared in FFI Practitioner since last January.

This week, we are pleased to share the results of a research study on the succession strategies of select family-owned multigenerational German wineries.

FFI Practitioner remains one of the most attractive publications in the field and we are pleased that our broad-based circulation continues to generate interest and awareness of key topics in the field by authors from around the word.

We hope you’ve been enjoying the FFI Practitioner articles, interviews, cases, and research published on a diverse set of topics during the first half of 2019. In this week’s edition, we’re pleased to count down the Top 10 Most Popular editions from the first half of the year!

Thanks to this week’s author, Natalie McVeigh, for summarizing a recent US-based study on children (ages 16-26) of millionaires, presenting key points that could be useful to advisors, their clients, and researchers globally.

We hope you’ve been enjoying the articles published in FFI Practitioner so far this year. This week, we’re pleased to share the most popular editions from the first quarter of 2019!

As 2018 is winding down, we’re taking a look back at “the year that was” for FFI Practitioner. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and listening to the 50 editions by more than 65 authors published this year. This week, we’re pleased to share the 10 most popular editions from 2018!

Thanks to Chris Casey for sharing his thoughts on what success means in family firms and some of the difficulties he encountered as he worked on his dissertation “Defining success in family firms using configurational fit: A quantitative study of family-owned construction firms” from Capella University.


The month-long FFI Practitioner series dedicated to the theme of “Reflections” continues this week with a very special interview with Dennis Jaffe, author of the recent working paper titled, “Resilience of 100-Year Family Enterprises: How Opportunistic Innovation, Business Discipline, and a Culture of Stewardship Guide the Journey Across Generations.” In this interview, hosted by Russ Haworth, Dennis reflects on some of the key takeaways from his study of nearly one hundred successful family enterprises.

Thanks to Sylvain Daudel of Stetson University for adding to several provocative FFI Practitioner articles on the topic of generational transition! He argues that the paradigm is wrong — it’s not about longevity but about value creation.

Family firms, like all modern businesses, must depend on growing levels of innovation in order to survive in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. This week, Diogo Cotta and Niklas Rossbach from Maastricht University discuss some alarming trends concerning innovation in family businesses and introduce a research project they’re conducting to learn more about how family businesses approach innovation opportunities.

Thank you to this week’s contributor, Isys Caffey of Edelman, who launches 2018 with further analysis of the Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Family Business by focusing on the role that wealth inequality can play in public perceptions of family businesses and what family businesses can do to address these perceptions.

It’s that time of the year – the time when everyone in publishing cites the most popular or most read articles and books for the year! So here’s FFI Practitioner’s contribution to these illustrious lists. We’re doing ours by month – so you can see what your colleagues were reading all year long.