Strategic Planning for the Family Business

Parallel Planning to Unite the Family and Business

Author: Randel S. Carlock,Craig E Aronoff

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230578284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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From small start-ups to giant multinationals, from the Mom-and-Pop owned barber shop to Ford, family owned businesses continue to dominate the world economy. Regardless of size, running a successful family firm presents unique challenges, and many fail to survive the transition to the next generation. Here is a practical, comprehensive guide to ensuring success through effective strategic planning. The authors provide a wealth of tested, easy-to-follow tools and techniques for mastering strategic planning for family-owned firms. Filled with real world examples, case studies, checklists, and planning worksheets, the book shows how to deal with a host of emerging challenges--from new technologies and globalizing marketings--by integrating family values and dynamics into sound planning and management.
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Keeping the Family Business Healthy

How to Plan for Continuing Growth, Profitability, and Family Leadership

Author: John L. Ward

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0230116124

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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Based on research and interviews with leaders at family firms this book will help you evaluate what stage of growth you are in; how to begin your strategic and corporate plans; when to begin implementing growth plans and how to prepare the family for change. Good planning is more than just thinking ahead—businesses need a strategic approach to ensuring their success. Keeping the Family Business Healthy provides readers with a guide to strategic thinking—including · how to maintain growth · how to shape business direction · preparing for new leadership; · and working with a large and diverse family base. Includes tools that help you implement growth: · Sample business models and family plans · Sample business analysis · A questionnaire on business values
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Successful Family Business

Author: Janis Raye,Neil Raphel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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It's all in the family Family businesses are the backbone of any economy, but they can present a host of challenges that can affect their chances of success. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to a Successful Family Business is the most current and comprehensive book that tells the proprietors of family concerns how to deal with such unique issues, including expansion beyond the original family business, and family versus hired management. *80 percent of all businesses in America are family-run *Written by a nationally known author team *Instructive anecdotes about successful businesses provide practical, hands on Advice
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When Family Businesses are Best

The Parallel Planning Process for Family Harmony and Business Success

Author: Randel S. Carlock,John L. Ward

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230222625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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This book shows family businesses working together at their best and explores how effective planning and communication help business families grow and become sucessful enterprises
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Keeping the Family Business Healthy

How to Plan for Continuing Growth, Profitability, and Family Leadership

Author: J. Ward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230116124

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 7685

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Good planning is more than just thinking ahead; businesses need a strategic approach to ensuring their success. Keeping the Family Business Healthy provides readers with a guide to strategic thinking, including how to maintain growth, how to shape business direction, preparing for new leadership, and working with a large and diverse family base.
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Organization Development and Change

Author: Thomas G. Cummings,Christopher G. Worley

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324421389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 792

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Market-leading ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, 9th Edition blends theory, concepts and applications in a comprehensive and clear presentation. The authors work from a strong theoretical foothold and apply behavioral science knowledge to the developme
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Working for a Family Business

A Non-Family Employee's Guide to Success

Author: Christopher J. Eckrich,Stephen L. McClure

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 113751387X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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Eckrich and McClure provide a greater understanding of what a family business really is and how they differ from other companies and work environments. Working for a Family Business is designed to provide insight into the family and its behavior and to integrate the non-family employee into its unique structure. With tips on how to best serve the family business in order to secure not only your own success but the success of the family as well, this book will make you an indispensable family business partner.
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Handbook of Family Business and Family Business Consultation

A Global Perspective

Author: Florence Whiteman Kaslow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789027763

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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A close-up examination of several important consultation models and of the structure, dynamics, and operation of family businesses in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ireland, South Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States This book is designed to fill an important gap in the family business literature. Florence W. Kaslow, Ph. D., Editor, an internationally respected authority in both family psychology and family business consultation, presents a disciplined look at how family businesses are structured, the ebb and flow of their dynamics, and the ways they operate in thirteen diverse countries spanning four continents. Top family business consultants working in those countries share their methods of helping clients increase earnings and fulfill the missions of their companies. The contributors examine essential aspects of the world of family business today, including family offices, globalization, and the management of a family's wealth. Tables and figures, plus a helpful glossary, make complex and unfamiliar information easy to understand. As the world's economies interface and intertwine with the evolution of international markets and globalization, the Handbook of Family Business and Family Business Consultation provides the essential broad knowledge that family business consultants need in today's business climate. It provides a capsule history of the premiere organization dedicated to helping family businesses, the Family Firm Institute (FFI), and then examines issues essential to anyone involved in, or consulting to, family businesses, including: the importance of family businesses to the economic well-being of countries worldwide family offices—what they are and why they're important the significance of differentiating between the family business and the business of being a family for everyone involved in these overlapping relationships the multiple and diverse roles that family business consultants play in different kinds of businesses and in different countries the roles of non-family employees in family businesses gender issues that affect family businesses sibling rivalry and other issues of family conflict the trend toward globalization in various family businesses—and the implications of this trend in terms of family wealth dispersion, international understanding, competitiveness, and other emerging phenomena With expert commentary from family business consultants in such a wide variety of countries, the Handbook of Family Business and Family Business Consultation is an essential read for family business consultants, family business owners, and Family Business Forum staff and member families, as well as professors and students in MBA programs and family business courses.
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Handbook of Research on Family Business

Author: Panikkos Poutziouris,Kosmas Smyrnios,Sabine Klein

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847204392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

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. . . this Handbook is a good example . . . for those interested in giving a more articulated and solid flavour to their research. Andrea Colli, Business History The authors have taken a lot of pain in putting this Handbook together. As the name indicates, this is an excellent Handbook for researchers. Global Business Review The Handbook of Research on Family Business has collected and synthesized a broad variety of topics by notable researchers who share a common dedication to family business research. This Handbook provides a comprehensive treatment that advances the frontiers of knowledge in family business, provoking valuable thoughts and discussion. The Handbook serves as both an authoritative and comprehensive reference work for researchers investigating family enterprises. A. Bakr Ibrahim, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Although family business research is a young discipline it is both necessary and important. For the wellbeing and future development of our society the survival of prosperous and passionate family business entrepreneurs is indispensable. In order to help the families in business to better understand how to succeed with their enterprises we need qualified and updated research. This book is the answer! Hans-Jacob Bonnier, Bonnier Business Press Group, Sweden and 6th Generation Chairman of the Family Business Network International This Handbook is a unique compilation of the most important and the best recent family business research. The field has grown so rapidly that this effort will be a mark for the research to follow. The Handbook of Research on Family Business will be the reference for scholars in family business for many years to come. It will also stimulate new ideas in research. John L. Ward, IMD, Switzerland and Northwestern University, US The Handbook of Research on Family Business provides a comprehensive first port of call for those wishing to survey progress in the theory and practice of family business research. In response to the extensive growth of family business as a topic of academic inquiry, the principal objective of the Handbook is to provide an authoritative and scholarly overview of current thinking in this multidisciplinary field. The contributors examine recent advances in the study of family business, which has undertaken significant strides in terms of theory building, empirical rigour, development of sophisticated survey instruments, systematic measurement of family business activity, use of alternative research methodologies and deployment of robust tools of analysis. A wide selection of empirical studies addressing the current family business research agenda are presented, and issues and topics explored include: validation of the protagonist role that family firms play in social-economic spheres; operational and definitional issues surrounding what constitutes a family business; historical development of the field of family business; methodologies encompassing micro and macro perspectives; challenges to the orthodox microeconomic view of homo-economicus firms by highlighting the virtues of family influence and social capital. Comprising contributions from leading researchers credited with shaping the family business agenda, this Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for students, researchers, academics and practitioners involved with the family business arena.
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Due Diligence and Corporate Governance

Author: Linda S. Spedding

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780754526223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 501

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This practical title covers broadly the subject of due diligence - used to provide a framework for helping businesses avoid reputational, environmental and social hazards. Straightforward and clearly written, Due Diligence and Corporate Governance is a unique title which covers all aspects of new due diligence in one book. Taking a risk-based approach, this essential reference book for company secretaries, directors and managers, includes checklists to monitor risk management, explains best practice illustrated with practical examples and diagrams, and explains in a user-friendly way exactly how to get it right. LexisNexis UK and CIMA Publishing are offering CIMA members a discount on this product. Please go to www. lexisnexis. co. uk/cimapublishing to see if you qualify and to order.
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