On January 15th 2014 I spoke at an entrepreneurship conference in Amman, Jordan, organized by KPMG. The opening speaker was a well-known Jordanian business leader who runs a large family-owned group, now in the 2nd generation.
Joshua Nacht and Peter Begalla were recently published in the Family Business Magazine, saying that family firms must learn to manage concurrency
Many family businesses are showing a strong interest in the field of Impact Investing and are leading the creation of the Impact Investing Industry.
Many family businesses are showing a strong interest in the field of impact investing.
In A Big Conversation for the New Philanthropists, Aron Pervin describes the shift in philanthropy happening between the approach of the “old guard” and what he calls the “Millennial generation”.
A recent blog post by Edouard Thijssen – The importance of communication and education for long term family business success – provides some interesting information around the common saying, “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations”.
CampdenFB recently published an interactive infographic of family business in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
A recent blog post by Karen D. Neal on the Family Business Wiki – 5 Ways Families Can Take the Enterprise View – discusses the critical transition that happens when a business and a family become a family business.
If one follows the media or attends business school, it looks like the recipe for success in the business world is dominated by large public companies, engaging in M&A strategies, outsourcing parts of the value chain.
Constitutions are not enforceable by law, but they create a moral obligation among family members as it relates to the business, helping to plan ahead and ensure divisive matters or issues are discussed before they happen.
A recent CampdenFB article, Single Family Offices Still Favoured in the Middle East, summarizes the insights from a 2013 report by Invesco on Asset Management Practices in the Middle East.
A study by Professors from IESE Business School, supported by the Family Office Circle Foundation, analyzed the impact investment strategies of 60 impact investors, mainly based in large single-family offices.
A recent article by Attracta Mooney in Campden Magazine describes the current trend in family philanthropy of focusing on high-impact giving. Indeed, families are increasingly concerned about the impact of their philanthropic activities.
In a recent feature article in the Family Business Magazine, Charlotte Lamp discusses the key governance documents of family businesses.
Is the family business setting conducive or not to entrepreneurship? Researchers are divided about this question …