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May 19, 2017

The event which celebrates Europe’s greatest family businesses is just one month away, and will see leaders converge on a spectacular Prague castle for two days of learning and celebration.

The event which celebrates Europe’s greatest family businesses is just one month away, and will see leaders converge on a spectacular Prague castle for two days of learning and celebration.

January 1, 2006

Ahead of our Middle East Families in Business conference on ­6th April we ask whether family business in the Middle East must reform if they are to survive in a global economy. Leading business figures in the region think so. By Scott McCulloch

Scott Mcculloch is editor of Families in Business.

Ahead of our Middle East Families in Business conference on ­6th April we ask whether family business in the Middle East must reform if they are to survive in a global economy. Leading business figures in the region think so. By Scott McCulloch

Do private equity investors find family businesses attractive and what are they really looking for?

July 1, 2004

Our 2004 Conference brought together a broad group of speakers including some leading family business owners – from across the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and the Netherlands – to discuss their perspectives on the issue of managing transitions. Here’s my pick of some of the most interesting discussion points that came up.

Grant Gordon is director general of the Institute for Family Business (UK). www.ifb.org.uk

Our 2004 Conference brought together a broad group of speakers including some leading family business owners – from across the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and the Netherlands – to discuss their perspectives on the issue of managing transitions. Here's my pick of some of the most interesting discussion points that came up.

A model for transitions

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.

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