From small entrepreneurial companies to large multinational conglomerates, over 60% of European companies are still owned by families. This text offers a guide to managing any kind of family business. Drawing on the author's work in hundreds of family firms, the book should help managers understand the special dynamics and challenges that family businesses face as they move through their life cycles. It provides an understanding of of the roles of external consultants and non-family professionals in the business, and explains how issues such as succession should be handled.
Generation to Generation
Harvard Business Review Press
Life Cycles of the Family Business
Management & Computers