Recommended Reading

  • Lesson for Family Advisors: “Not all pain is harmful”

  • Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families
    by, Lee Hausner, Ph.d.

    A comprehensive parenting guide for financially advantaged families.  Offers a 9-step program to improve their parenting skills and inspire healthy values and positive self-esteem in their children.

  • Hats Off to You:  Balancing Roles and Creating Success in Family Business
    by, Ernest A. Doud, Jr. and Lee Hausner, Ph.d.

    A comprehensive six transition model for family business succession planning to help balance the conflicting goals of family, harmony, and personal well-being.

  • All in the Family…Business:  A Personal Memoir and Corporate History
    by, George G. Raymond, Jr.

    A biography of a family firm (Raymond Corporation) that shows a classic case history of a particular kind of business enterprise’s success, downfalls, tragedy, and overcoming.

  • Small Business Management:  An Entrepreneur’s Guidebook, Third Edition
    by William L. Megginson, Mary Jane Byrd, and Leon C. Megginson Emeritus

    “How – to” guide with practical examples and applications from the business world to help one approach topics such as conceiving, planning, organizing, and managing a small business.  How entrepreneurs and small business owners operate now and beyond 2000.

  • Building a Family Business Center: The Experiences of 7 Directors
    by, Nancy Upton, Drew Mendoza, Paul I. Karofsky, Ed. M, Patricia Frishkoff, D.B.A, Randel S. Carlock, Ph. D, Jacquelyn A. Freiberg, and Timothy G. Habbershon

    The directors share, suggest, advise, and provide insight on how to go about building a family business center.

  • Succession:  The Final Test of Greatness
    by, Craig E. Aronoff, Ph. D, and John L. Ward, Ph.D.

    A guide on succession planning and preparing for the future.

  • How Families Work Together
    by, Mary F. Whiteside with Craig E. Aronoff and John L. Ward

    Practical guidance for family business’ seeking to manage the special challenges and opportunities confronting them.

  • Another Kind of Hero:  Preparing Successors for Leadership
    by, Craig e. Aronoff, Ph. D. and John L. Ward, Ph. D.

  • Yellow Pages:  A Resource Guide for Family Business Advisors, Educators, Researchers, and Consultants from the Family Firm Institute, Inc.  Spring 2000

  • Yellow Pages:  A Resource Guide for Family Business Advisors, Educators, Researchers, and Consultants from the Family Firm Institute, Inc. Spring 1997

  • Family Business Review:  Journal of the Family Firm Institute Volume 10, Number 4, December 1997

    “Growing the Family Business:  Special Challenges and Best Practices”
    by John L. Ward

    A commentary that explores the reasons and theories for business stagnations.

    “Team Building and Conflict Management Strategies for Family Business”
    by Greg Filbec and Linda L. Smith

    Investigates the use of the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator as an instrument to improve family Business relationships.

    “Women in Family Business”
    by, Patricia M. Cole

    Explores the impact of gender-related issues on work.

    “Succession Planning in Family Business:  The Impact of Owner Gender”
    by Paula D. Harveston, Peter S. Davis, and Julie A. Lyden

    The findings of many differences between male- and female- owned businesses in terms of succession planning based on a national survey.

    “Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Grow”
    by, Larry E. Greiner

    How to more smoothly manage an organization’s growth

    “A Conversation with Harry Levinson”
    by Paul Karofsky

    Harry Levinson is a pioneer in the psychological side of management and the topic of family business.  This interview explores some of his latest thinking on the subject.

  • Family Business Review:  Journal of the Family Firm Institute , Volume 10, Number 2, Summer 1997

    “Resolving Family Business Disputes Through Mediation”
    by, John M. Haynes and Thomas M Usdin

    How mediation can effectively help resolve family-business disputes plus three commentaries by family business practioners who discuss both advantages and disadvantages of using mediation.

    “Stakeholder Perceptions of Culture and Management Practices in Family and Family Firms – A Preliminary Report”
    by Ernesto J.Poza, Theodore Alfred, and Anil Maheshwari

    Research that explores family and business culture and practices.

    “Choosing the Successor in New Zealand Family Farms”
    by Norah C. Keating and Heather M. Little

    “An Interview with Judy Barber:  Prenuptial Agreements, Intimacy, Trust and Control”
    by Drew Mendoza and Sharon Krone

    Judy Barber is a consultant and licensed marriage and family counselor specializing in the psychology of money.

    “A Conversation with Henry Mintzberg”
    by, Aron Pervin

    Henry Mintzberg is an organizational theorist that discusses the role of strategy in family business and some of the potential strengths on which they can capitalize.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute , Volume 10, Number 3, Fall 1997

    “A Conversation with Tom Bata”
    by, Alden G. Lank

    How the Bata family has returned to East and Central Europe.

    “The [Re] – Emergence of Family Businesses in the Transforming Soviet Bloc:  Family Contributions to Entrepreneurship Development in Romania”
    by, David Pistrui, Harold P. Welsch, and Joseph S. Roberts

    Research on 410 Romanian enterprises that found the family was necessary to strengthen and build the foundation of the entrepreneurial process.

    “The [Re] – Generation of Family-Business Entrepreneurship in the Balkans”
    by, Panikkos Poutziouris, Katherine O’Sullivan, and Lumenita Nicolescu

    Bulgarian and Romanian experiences and policy as they relate to the Greek family-business system

    “East Meets West:  Innovative Forms of Foreign Trade Finance Between Italian Family Enterprises and Emerging SMEs in Romania”
    by, Paul McKibbin and David Pistrui

    Exploration of the characteristics of Western and Eastern European family enterprises through innovative form of trade financing called forfaiting.

    “Women Entrepreneurs in Family Business:  The Hungarian Case”
    by, Robert D. Hisrich and Gyula Fulop

    Similarities and differences between women entrepreneurs and family businesses in Hungary and other countries.

    “East Meets a West-German-Multinational Family Firm During Reunification and Transition:  A Personal Voice”
    by, Johannes Welsch

    Personal reflections on family business during the reunification of East and West Germany.

  • Family Business Review:  Journal of the Family Firm Institute , Volume 10, Number 1, Spring 1997“

    Strategic Management of the Family Business:  Past Research and Future Challenges”
    by, Pramodita Sharma, James F. Chrisman, and Jess H. Chua

    Future research objectives that might contribute to improving management practices and organizational performance of family businesses.

    “Perceptions are Reality:  How Family Meetings Lead to Collective Action”
    by Timothy G. Habbershon and Joseph H. Astrachan

    Suggestions that family meetings develop unity through the creation of perceived shared beliefs.

    “Non-Market-Based Transfers of Wealth and Power:  A Research Framework for Family Businesses”
    by, Neil C. Churchill and Kenneth J. Hatten

    Using the life cycle stages, the authors study the transfer of ownership and management power.

    “Noren Discount Stores:  Death of a Family Business”
    by, Steven D. Goldberg

    This is a case study that describes family and business and dynamics that contribute to the rise and fall of a family business.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 15, Number 1, March 2002

    Copreneurs: An Exploration and Comparison to Other Family Businesses”
    by, Margaret A. Fitzgerald and Glenn Muske

    The authors compare copreneurs and noncopreneurs on several salient points, showing they differ significantly in several areas.

    Succession in Women-Owned Family Businesses: A Case Study”
    by, Louise Cadieux, Jean Lorrain, and Pierre Hurgron

    Explores the results of four case studies of women who own and manage family businesses in the manufacturing sector.

    Family FIRO Model: An Application to Family Business”
    by, Sharon M. Danes, Martha a. Rueter, Hee-Kyung Kwon, and William Doherty

    Study that tests inclusion, control, and integration, to family farming couples and offers practitioners a theory-based approach to working with the complex interpersonal dynamics within family businesses.

    The F-PEC Scale of Family Influence: A Propoor Solving the Family Business Definition Problem”
    by, Joseph H. Astrachan, Sabine b. Klein, and Kosmas X. Smyrnios

    The F-PEC is used for assessing the extent of family influence on an enterprise, including the measurement of the impact of family influence on such outcomes as business success, failure, strategy, and operations.

    How Australia’s Dennis Family Corp. Professionalized Its Family Business”
    by, Justin Craig and Ken Moores

    The interview of a second-generation family business that recently implemented professional corporate governance structures within his organization.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 12, Number 3, September 1999

    A Research Model of Sustainable Family Businesses”
    by, Kathryn Stafford, Karen A. Duncan, Sharon Dane, and Mary Winter

    An outline of the determination of functional families and profitable businesses through an innovative new research model.

    The Prevalence of Family Business form a Household Sample”
    by, Ramona K. Z. Heck and Elizabeth Scannell Trent

    U.S family business prevalence figures and their relationship to various family business definitions offered in literature to date.

    The Intermingling of Business and Family finances in Family –Owned Businesses”
    by, George W. Haynes, Rosemary Walker, Barbara S. Rowe, and Gong-Soog Hong

    Findings of an national survey of 673 business-owning households.

    Predictors of Family Business Tensions and Goal Achievement”
    by, Sharon M. Danes, Virginia Zuiker, Rita Kean, and Jeanette Arbuthnot

    Exploring the Overlap of Family and Business Demands: household and Family Business Managers’ Adjustment Strategies”
    by, Nancy F. Miller, Margaret A. Fitzgerald, Mary Winter, and Jennifer Paul

    Compares adjustment strategies used by two groups – those in which one individual performs the roles of both family manager and business manager and those in which two different individuals perform the tow roles.

    The Decision to Outsource Child Care in Households Engaged in a Family Business”
    by, Deborah C. Haynes, Rosemary F. Avery, and Holly F. Hunts

    Examine if employment in a family-owned business offers parents of young children more flexibility in balancing work and childcare responsibilities.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute , Volume 14, Number 1, March 2001

    A Memorial to Richard Beckhard”
    by, Fredda Herz Brown

    An invited commentary.

    The Reflective Practitioner: A Tribute to Dick Beckhard”
    by, Ivan Lansberg

    An invited commentary

    Strategic Decision Making in Intergenerational Successions of Small- and Medium- Sized Family-Owned Businesses”
    by, Per-Olof Bjuggren and Lars-Goran Sunday

    With the use of decision trees, the authors analyze intergenerational succession issues.

    Spousal Leadership an Continuity in the Family Firm”
    by, Ernesto F. Poza and Tracey Messer

    Typology of spouse styles to study the role of CEO spouses in succession and continuity in family-controlled corporations.

    The Succession Process from a Resource- and Knowledge- Based View”
    by, Katiuska Cabrera-Suarez, Petra De Saa-Perez, and Desiderio Garcia-Almeida

    Using theoretical approaches from the field of strategic management, the succession process and how it can be managed effectively is processed.

    Growth of Chinese Family Enterprises in Singapore”
    by, Jean Lee S. K. and Francis Tan

    The examination of eight case studies of Chinese family enterprises.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 13, Number 1, March 2000

    The Role of Wives in Family Businesses: The Paid Unpaid Work of Women”
    by, Barbara R. Rowe and Gong-Soog Hong

    The examination of the economic contribution of wives to a family business.

    Succession Experiences in Philippine Family Businesses”
    by, Andrea L. Santiago

    Examines the succession experiences of eight family businesses in the Philippines.

    The Early Entrepreneurial Stage Finnish Family and Nonfamily Firms”
    by, Hannu Littumen and Kimmo Hyrsky

    Study that shows why family firms as opposed to nonfamily firms are better equipped to survive beyond the early entrepreneurial stage.

    Limits to the Growth of Family-Owned Business? The Case of Chinese Transnational Corporations from Hong Kong”
    by, Henry Wai-chung Yeung

    The study of three international Chinese family firms from Hong Kong.

    The Influence of Going Public on Investment Policy: An Empirical Study of French Family-Owned Businesses”
    by, Loic Maherault

    With the use of two French family firms, it is shown that being listed is the best method to overcome the lack of capital available to small, private, family-owned businesses.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 11, Number 1, March 1998

    The Trust Catalyst in the Family-Owned Business”
    by, Kacie LaChapelle and Louis B. Barnes

    The exploration of organizational trust within family business with the help of more then 60 in-depth interviews.

    Important Attributes of Successors in Family Businesses: An Exploratory Study”
    by, James J. Chrisman, Jess H. Chua, and Pramodita Sharma

    The study of 485 Canadian family business managers.

    A Financial Perspective on Structure, Conduct, and Performancee in the Family Firm: An Empirical Study”
    by, Miguel A. Gallo and Alvaro Vilaseca

    Study of 104 Spanish family firms.

    Development of a Measure of the Characteristics of Family Business”
    by, Kosmas Smyrnios, George Tanewski, and Claudio Romano

    Study of 861 Australian family business owners.

    Women Entrepreneurs in Romania, Poland, and the United States: Cultural and Family Influences on Strategy and Growth”
    by, Lisa K. Gundry and Miriam Ben-Yoseph

    Investigations of 62 women entrepreneurs provide discussion of strategic similarities and differences and entrepreneurial and organizational characteristics between the three countries.

    The Hidden Strength in Family Business: Functional Conflict”
    by, Richard A. Cosier and Michael Harvey

    Recommendations for introducing and managing positive conflict in family business.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 11, Number 4, December 1998

    Current State of Family Business Theory and Practices as Reflected in Family business Review 1988-1997”
    by, W. Gibb Dyer Jr. and Marcelino Sanchez

    Examination of evolution of the field through an analysis of the first ten volumes.

    Nepotism: An Interdisciplinary Model”
    by, Karen L. Vinton

    How to manage nepotism and its consequences.

    Defining and Describing Family business Ownership Configurations”
    by, John Ward and Christine Dolan

    With the use of empirical research, the authors define the stages of ownership configurations in family businesses.

    Changing the Family Business Through Action Research”
    by, Ernesto Poza, Sandra Johnson, and Theodore Alfred

    Report on a qualitative research program between family-owned businesses and tow universities.

    Ethics in Personal Behavior in Family Business”
    by, Miguel Angel Gallo

    Exploratory research project on the ethics violations in Spanish family businesses.

    What is Continuity?”
    by, Nancy Drozdow

    Examining and expanding the concept of continuity by asserting that family businesses and consultants should adopt a new and multidimensional view of continuity.

    Defining the New Professional: The Family Business Counselor”
    by, Joe M. Goodman

    Exploration of the emergence of counselors and description of these counselors as multidimensional and holistic advisors serving the needs of families in business together.

    Strategic Questions for University-Based Family Business Programs”
    by, Patricia A. Frishkoff

    Essential questions universities should ask when initiating a family business program.

    Building Communities of Learning in Family Business Programs”
    by, Dennis T. Jaffe

    A learning community approach to family business education.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 14, Number 4, December 2001

    Venture Capitalists and Closely Held IPO’s: Lessons for Family-Controlled Firms”
    by, Joseph H. Astrachan and Daniel L. McConaughy

    A study that identifies factors that are associated with more successful IPO outcomes for family-controlled firms.

    Work-Family Conflict and Emotional Well-Being in American Family Businesses”
    by, Paul Karofsky, Robert Millen, Mustafa R. Yilmaz, Kosmas X. Smyrnios, George A. Tanewski, and Claudio A. Romano

    A study of 156 family business owners.

    Protecting the Limited Liability Feature of Your Family Business: Evidence from the U.S. Court System”
    by, Deborah L. Murphy and J. Edward Murphy

    A look at the extent to which the U.S. courts have ruled to pierce the corporate veil and offer practical advice on how family businesses can minimize their potential liability risks.

    Your Old Mend Shall Dream Dreams, Your Yound Men Shall See Visions: Toward a Theory of Family Firm Innovation with Help from the Brubeck Family
    by, Reginald A. Litz and Robert F. Kleysen

    A definitive definition of family firm innovation.

    Family Firms, Plural Forms of Governance, and the Evolving Role of Trust”
    by, Lloyd Steier

    With the use of case studies, Steier studies the role of trust from the beginning stages of a firm to the more mature stages.

    The Development of Family Companies: Management and Ownership Imperatives”
    by, Paul Weshead, Marc Cowling, and Carole Howorth

    A study of 427 nonpublic companies in the UK.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 14, Number 2, June 2001

    Is Family Governance an Oxymoron?”
    by, Harry F. Martin

    Tips on how family-owned firms can achieve successful long-term family governance from generation to generation.

    Network Marketing: An Effective Business Model for Family-Owned Businesses?”
    by, W. Gibb Dyer, Jr.

    A look at network marketing and network marketing organizations.

    Patterns of Succession and Continuity in Family-Owned Businesses: Study of an Ethnic Community”
    by, Philip J. Perricone, John r. Earle, and Ian M. Taplin

    A case study on an ethnic enclave in a south Florida city examine methods in which patriarchal/familistic cultural systems condition responses to various social and economic changes that beset family-owned businesses.

    Coping with Growth Transitions: The Case Of Chinese Family Businesses in Singapore”
    by, Wee-Liang Tan and Siew Tong Fock

    An examination of five Chinese family businesses in Singapore that have made successful generational and international growth transitions.

    Entrepreneurship in China: Characteristics, Attributes, and Family Forces Shaping the Emerging Private Sector”
    by, David Pistrui, Wilfred Huang, Dolun Oksoy, Zhao Jing, and Harold Welsch

    Study of Mainland Chinese entrepreneurs and their enterprises.

    A Critical Examination of and Reflection on the Chinese Family Business Unit and the Chinese Business Clan”
    by Terry Gatfield and Mark Youseff

    A comparison of the Chinese and western approaches to business formation and operations by critically examine the traditional Chinese family business and the associated Chinese business clan.

    A Success Story: President of Four-Generation Family Business Talks About Strategy, “Giving Back,” and Gubernatorial Aspirations”
    by, Paul I. Karofsky

    An interview with Steve Grossman

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 12, Number 4, December 1999

    Stages and Transitions: Managing Change in the Family Business”
    by, Kelin E. Gersick, Ivan Lansberg, Michele Desjardins, and Barbara Dunn

    A transformation of the three-circle model.

    Mentoring in Family Firms: A Reflective Analysis of Senior Executives’ Perceptions”
    by, John Boyd, Nancy Upton, and Michelle Wircenski

    Perceptions of mentoring and practical tools for the selection of appropriate mentoring methodologies.

    In the Founder’s Shadow: Conflict in the Family Firm”
    by, Peter S. Davis and Paula D. Harveston

    Conflict across generations in family firms due to the effects of generation and generational shadow.

    Conflict Management Strategies Used by Successful Family Businesses”
    by, Ritch L. Sorenson

    Strategy of collaboration and compromise seem to produce the most effective outcomes.

    Characteristics and Key Success Factors in Family Business: The Case of Korean Immigrant Businesses in Metro-Atlanta
    by, Young-Ho Nam and James I. Herbert

    Study of two elements of Korean immigrant businesses in Metro-Atlanta: their unique characteristics and their key success factors.

    Is the Cost of Capital Different for Family Firms?”
    by, Daniel L. McConaughy

    An assistant in helping family business owners make better investment and financing decisions.

    Ownership, Governance, and Management Issues in Small and Medium-Size Family Businesses: A Comparison of Italy and the United States”
    by, Guido Corbetta and Daniel Montemerlo

    Examination of a survey of the structure and behavior of 252 Italian small and medium-size family firms and compare them with family firms in the U.S.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute , Volume 14, Number 3, September 2001

    Patterns in Serial Business Families: Theory Building Through Global Case Study Research”
    by, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez

    Demonstrates that serial business families are a global phenomenon. Also identifies how and why families re-create businesses.

    “Entrepreneurship as Radical Change in the Family Business: Exploring the Role of Cultural Patterns”
    by, Annika Hall, Leif Melin, and Mattias Nordquist

    A model for understanding organizational change and how it impacts entrepreneurial activities in family firms.

    “A Taxonomy of Founders Based on Values: The Root of Family Business Heterogeneity”
    by, Ercilia Barcia-Alvarez and Jordi Lopez-Sintas

    Taxonomy of four groups of family business founders based on values.

    “Family Business Succession in Portugal: An Examination of Case Studies in the Furniture Industry”
    by, Carole Howorth and Zahra Assaraf Ali

    A look at family business succession in Portugal by exploring transferability of theoretical constructs developed in an Anglo-American culture to Portugal.

    “A Study of Succession in a Family Firm”
    by, A. B. Ibrahim, K. Soufani, and J. Lam

    Two generations of the Peladeau family and their family business Quebecor, Inc.

    “Next-Generation Entrepreneurs and Succession: An Exploratory Study of Modes and Means of Managing Social Capital”
    by, Lloyd Steier

    Identifies different ways in which relational wealth is transferred, created, and managed in family firms.

    “The Views of Family Companies on Venture Capital: Empirical Evidence from the UK Small to Medium-Size Enterprising Economy”
    by, Panikkos Zata Putziouris

    A report of family business and venture capital relationship from the demand side.

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 13, Number 2, June 2000

    “The Salience of Market, Bureaucratic, and Clan Controls in the Management of Family Firm Transitions” Some Tentative Australian Evidence”
    by, Ken Moores and Joseph Mula

    The results of a nationwide study of the numerical and economic significance of family businesses in Australia.

    “Internationalization and Organizational Growth: The Impact of Internet Usage and Technology Involvement Among Entrepreneur-Led Family Businesses”
    by, Peter S. Davis and Paula D. Harveston

    Examination of to what extent certain entrepreneurial characteristics, Internet usage, and investments in information technology influence internationalization and organizational growth.

    “Family CEOs vs. Nonfamily CEOs in the Family-Controlled Firm: An Examination of the Level and Sensitivity of Pay to Performance”
    by, Daniel L. McConaughy

    Studying CEO compensation in 82 founding family-controlled firms, this paper tests the family incentive alignment hypothesis.

    “Planning for Family and Financial Success in Family Businesses”
    by, Ritch L. Sorenson

    An interview with Earl Deane Kanaly

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 11, Number 2, June 1998

    “Rough Corporate Justice”
    by, Glenn R. Ayres

    An economic model and consulting tool that analyzes the senior generation’s needs relative to the corporation’s ability to meet those needs while ensuring the business’s continuity.

    “The Study of Practice Utilization in Family Businesses”
    by, Anna Y. Leon-Guerrero, Joseph E. McCann III, and Jonathan D. Haley, Jr.

    An examination of 231 family businesses.

    “The Significance of Family Business in the Netherlands”
    by, Roberto H. Floren

    The significant impact that family business has on the Dutch economy.

    “A Four Factor Model: A Guide to Planning the Next Generation Involvement in the Family Firm”
    by, Eleni T. Stavrou

    A conceptual model that examine the decision-making process that both parents and the next generation can sue to determine the level of involvement of offspring in the family business.

    “Salvatore Ferragamo, SpA” Harvard Business School

    A case study

    “Interview with Massimo Ferrgamo”
    by, Paul I. Karofsky

  • Family Business Review: Journal of the Family Firm Institute, Volume 12, Number 1, March 1999

    “A Resource-Based Framework for Assessing the Strategic Advantages of Family Firms”
    by, Timothy G. Habbershon and Mary L. Williams

    With the use of a Resource-Based View, this article cerates a strategic management method to assess competitive advantages.

    “Strategic Orientation: Differences Between Family and Nonfamily Firms”
    by, Donald Gudmundson, E. Alan Hartman, and C. Burk Tower

    An attempt to supplement and resolve conflicting results of the research on the relationship between ownership structure and business strategies in family and nonfamily firms.

    “The Family Factor: The Impact of Family Relationship Dynamics on Business-Owner Families During Transition”
    by, Barbara Dunn

    The nature, characteristics, and effects of family relationships in three family businesses during the transfer of power, ownership, and leadership.

    “What Can the Family Contribute to Business? Examining Contractual Relationships”
    by, Harvey S. James, Jr.

    Exploration of the informal, personal relationships found in family businesses and the more formal, contractual relationships found in market-oriented companies.

    “Sources of Capital for Small Family-Owned Businesses: Evidence from the National Survey of Small Business Finances”
    by, Susan Coleman and Mary Carsky

    A look at the various types of financing small-family-owned businesses use, and how size, age, and profitability can be used as predictors of credit-seeking behavior in family firms.

    “Filling Big Shoes at the Carlson Companies: Interviews with Curt Carlson and Marilyn Carlson Nelson”
    by, Randel S. Carlock

  • Family Business Gathering 2000 the Holistic Model: Rethinking the Role of the University-Based Family Business Center

    “An Overview of the Holistic Model: Rethinking the Role of the University-Based Family Business Center”
    by, Greg McCann and Michelle DeMoss

    “The Ethics and Professional Norms of Family Business Centers”
    by, Steven Hobbs

    “The Role of the University in the Holistic Model”
    by, Nancy Upton

    ” Student and the Curriculum”
    by, Greg McCann

    “The Role of the Director”
    by, Andrew Keyt

    “Practical Research: The Pivotal Role of Research in Academic Programs”
    by, Kristi McMillian and Joe Astrachan

    “Reaching Out to Family Businesses: Desing Notes for Family Business Programs”
    by, Dennis T. Jaffe and Sam Lane

    “The Role of the Professor Advisor”
    by, Gregory F. Wilder

    “The Four Questions: A Response to Presentations at the Stetson University Gathering”
    by, Richard Narva

    “Stakeholder Responses: Summary Views of the Key Stakeholders”
    by, Edwin S. Cox and Ramona K. Heck

  • Family Business: 1993 Research Findings, prepared by Mathew Greenwald and Associates for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

    A telephone survey of 614 family business owners

  • Private Wealth Management 2003: The Reference Book for Private Client Intermediaries.Campden Publishing Limited, London, UK.

    This reference book includes the 2002 Private Wealth Management survey, client issues, estate planning, private banking and investment, philanthropy, and family office articles.

  • Family Business Sourcebook3rd Edition, edited
    by Craig E. Aronoff, Joseph H. Astrachan, and John L. Ward.

    It covers topics such as succession planning, growth, financial issues, management, psychological issues, women in the family business, the younger generation, plus other issues businesses encounter.

  • Keep the Family Baggage Out of the Family Business,
    by Quentin J. Fleming (2000).

    This is a book that helps family business owners to avoid the seven deadly sins that destroy family businesses.” It is geared toward the average family business owner or employee to help them strive to succeed.

  • Family Business, Poza, E.J. (2004). Thomson South Western, United States

    This book uses both text and cases to analyze a diverse set of family firms, examining the interrelationships among the owners, the family, and the management team. It provides the next generation of family business owners with the knowledge and skills needed for the successful management and leadership of the family business.

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