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September 23, 2019

With the might of the Chinese government supporting them, family businesses in China have flourished in the last 40 years. But while business is thriving, many are facing succession challenges borne from a lack of heirs willing to take the helm. Susan Lingeswaran takes a look

On 13 December, 1978, not long after China was out of the grip of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, then-leader Deng Xiaoping delivered a radical speech to his Communist Party proposing China learn from richer countries, allow workers and peasants to compete to get ahead, and give enterprises the power to make decisions or try new ventures.

Just five days later, a council of 300 party elite agreed to adopt Deng’s vision, and China kicked off its journey from economic seclusion to becoming the world’s factory.

August 22, 2017

Richard Steele rounds up new and noteworthy business book releases. Richard is a senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, specialising in tech investing, start-ups, and family wealth management issues.

Richard Steele rounds up the new and noteworthy business book releases, which look at topics including positive leadership by example, ethical entrepreneurship and how businesses can up their game. Richard is a senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, specialising in tech investing, start-ups, and family wealth management issues.

 


Fixing Business – Making Profitable Business Work for the Good of All

Author: Digby Jones
Rated 3/5
Published by: Wiley
Pages 200

December 14, 2011

The British government must get behind family firms and avoid policy changes that would have a “severely detrimental” impact on the family business sector.

The British government must get behind family firms and avoid policy changes that would have a “severely detrimental” impact on the family business sector.

That’s according to the lobby group Institute for Family Business, which recently contacted UK business minister Mark Prisk about its concerns.

August 11, 2010

Times are better for family businesses. Those reporting their first half results are notching up much-improved profits after the dark days of 2009, when many were losing money

Times are better for family businesses.
 
Those reporting their first half results are notching up much-improved profits after the dark days of 2009, when many were losing money. But few think a return to profits mean the good times are here to stay.
 
Recovery for family-controlled businesses has touched most sectors. Businesses in the retail, manufacturing, media and food and drink sectors are seeing strong rebounds.
 

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