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January 1, 2004

The field of family business studies has begun to address the need for new approaches to preparing the next generation of qualified leaders and capable owners.

Elizabeth Florent-Treacy is research project manager, INSEAD Initiative for Family Enterprise, Fontainebleau France and Singapore. (The contribution of Michael Carlander and the Next Generation Working Group is gratefully acknowledged.)

January 1, 2004

What can the members of business-owning families learn from Agincourt, from a contemporary Paris orchestra, from the sometimes bewildering world of parenting adolescents and from a septuagenarian’s scholarly wisdom based on more than half a century spent working with and studying leaders and leadership?

Barbara Murray is executive director of the Family Business Network.

November 1, 2003

It’s been two years since FIB first reported on the formation of a new family business organisation, the Institute for Family Business, the UK chapter of the Family Business Network. Suzy Bibko interviewed Grant Gordon to find out how the association had progressed.

It's been two years since FIB first reported on the formation of a new family business organisation, the Institute for Family Business, the UK chapter of the Family Business Network. Suzy Bibko interviewed Grant Gordon to find out how the association had progressed.

How have you seen IFB grow over the past two year? Has it evolved in any unexpected way (perhaps due to member input)?

January 1, 2003

The FBN’s Next Generation Worldwide Meeting proved once again to be a big success, attracting over 400 participants. This year, however, delegates included not only junior family members but also senior family members wishing to learn more about the challenges that will face their offspring

Professor Randel S Carlock is the Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Director of the Family Enterprise Challenge executive programme at INSEAD. Elizabeth Florent-Treacy is Research Project Manager at INSEAD.

The FBN's Next Generation Worldwide Meeting proved once again to be a big success, attracting over 400 participants. This year, however, delegates included not only junior family members but also senior family members wishing to learn more about the challenges that will face their offspring

January 1, 2003

Family firms want to see their values reflected in their business. The 2002 FBN conference addressed how this can be achieved

Maurits Bruel is a family business consultant with GITP International in the Netherlands.

Family firms want to see their values reflected in their business. The 2002 FBN conference addressed how this can be achieved

John is proud of his family business and the values it stands for. Where some businesses provide lip service to their values, he lives them every day. He measures his success not only by the bottom-line results of the business, but also by the goals that go with the company's core values.

January 1, 2002

Families in Business talks to Peter Leach, Chairman of the Stoy Centre, and co-Chairman of the first FFI conference to be held in Europe

"Running a successfulfamily business is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle – unless all the pieces fit together exactly, it's a mess, "says Peter Leach, Chairman of The Stoy Centre for Family Business.

"Recently, so many pieces of the jigsaw have changed that we're now looking at a different picture. From now on, the speed of change is likely to be so fast that the family business sector will be less like a jigsaw, and more like a moving image.

January 1, 2002

This year’s FBN conference in Rome demonstrates that there is a wealth of information to be learned about the role of family in family business

Our adventures in family business began when we held our first 1-day seminar on succession. It has now been running for 15 years.

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