Media

February 20, 2018

Films Year Title Director Topics 1934 The House of Rothschilds Alfred L. Werker Family Capitalism, International growth, Legitimacy, Economic Wealth, Succession 1954 Executive Suite Robert Wise Change, Governance, Ownership, Strategic Planning, Succession 1956 The Giant George Stevens Conflict, In-laws, Ethics, Family Entrepreneurship, Family Legacy, Succession 1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Richard Brooks Governance, Intergenerational Collaboration, Leadership, Stakeholder, Succession 1972 – 1990 The Godfather Trilogy Francis Ford Coppola Change, Ethics, Governance, Inheritance, Leadership, Succession, Values And Culture 1984 This is Spinal Tap Rob Reiner Behaviour And Conflict, Entrepreneurship, Intra-Senior Generational Interaction 1984 Places in the Heart Robert Benton Entrepreneurship, Family-Nonfamily, Stakeholders 1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Francis Ford Coppola Goals, Change, Entrepreneurship, Intergenerational Collaboration, Resources, Strategic Planning, Structure 1989 Family Business Sidney Lumet Altruism, Conflict, Ethics, Family Relations 1991 Backdraft Ron Howard Behaviour And Conflict, Change, Relationship, Siblings 1993 Rudy David Anspaugh Entrepreneurship, Evolution And Change, Family Vs. Non-Family Members, Goals, Inheritance 1995 Sabrina Sydney Pollack Brother-Brother Relationship, Change, Strategic Planning, Succession 1995 Tommy Boy Peter Segal Behaviour And Conflict, Goals, Succession 1999 Any Given Sunday Oliver Stone Change, Environmental Threats, Goals, Leadership, Succession 2001 Avalon Mamoru Oshii Change, Governance, Management Development, Network, Relationship, Strategic Planning, Structure, Structure 2001 Life as a House Irwin Winkler Inter-generational conflict, Illness 2002 About Schmidt Alexander Payne Behaviour And Conflict, Change, Ownership, Values, Work-Family Conflict 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Joel Zwick Behaviour And Conflict, Culture And Value, Family Involvement, Ownership 2005 Kinky Boots Julian Jarrold Change, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Innovation, Social Capital, Succession 2006 The Queen Stephen Frears Behaviour And Conflict, Change, Environmental Threats, Goals, Governance, Strategic Planning 2008 Bottle Shock Randall Miller Entrepreneurship, Network, Relationships 2008 Mother & Daughters Carl Bessai Conflict, Mother-Daughter Relationships 2010 Romantics Anonymous Jean-Pierre Améris Emotions, Entrepreneurship, Family Business Boundaries, Innovation 2010 Fathers & Sons Carl Bessai Conflict, Father-Son Relationships 2011 The Inheritance Per Fly Conflict Management, Family Relations, Goals, Success, Succession, Work-Family Conflict 2011 Sisters & Brothers Carl Bessai Conflict, Sibling Relationships Magazines Campden FB  Family Business Agenda  Family Business Magazine Tharawat magazine  The Practitioner Blogs EY Family Business Blog Family Business Place Family Business United Family Business Wiki  Institute for Family Business (IFB) Forum   Back to Educational Resources.

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Books

February 19, 2018

Author(s) Year Title Publisher Type Ahlers, O. 2014 Family Firms and Private Equity Springer Collection Aronoff, C. E., & Ward, J. L. 2010 Make Change Your Family Business Tradition Palgrave Macmillan Textbook Aronoff, C. E., Astrachan, J.H., & Ward. J. L 1998 Developing your Family Business Policies: Your Guide to the Future Business Owner Resources Manual Aronoff, C. E., McClure S.L., & Ward. J. L 2001 Family Business Ownership Palgrave Macmillan Manual Aronoff, C. E., & Baskin, O. W. 2010 Effective Leadership in the Family Business Palgrave Macmillan Textbook Aronoff, C. E., & Ward, J. L. 2010 Family Business Governance Palgrave Macmillan Textbook Aronoff, C. E., & Ward, J. L. 2010 Family Business Values Palgrave Macmillan Textbook Aronoff, C. E., & Ward, J. L. 2010 Preparing Your Family Business for Strategic Change Palgrave Macmillan Textbook Aronoff, C. E., McClure, S. L., & Ward, J. L. 2010 Family Business Compensation Palgrave Macmillan Textbook Astrachan J. H., & McMillan K. S. 2003 Conflict and Communication in the Family Business Family Business Leadership Series, No. 16. Manual Astrachan, J. H., Pieper, T. M., & Jaskiewicz, P. 2009 Family Business (the international Library of Critical Writings on Business and Management Series) Edward Elgar Publishing Collection Astrachan, J. H., Poutziouris, P. 2004 Family Business Casebook Kennesaw State University Collection Astrachan, J. H. 2005 Family Business Casebook Kennesaw State University Collection Astrachan, J. H. 2006 Family Business Casebook Kennesaw State University Collection Astrachan, J. H. 2007 Family Business Casebook Kennesaw State University Collection Astrachan, J. H. 2009 Family Business Casebook Kennesaw State University Collection Astrachan, J. H., Pieper, T. M. 2012 Family Business Casebook Kennesaw State University Collection Au, K., Craig, J. B., & Ramachandran, K. 2011 Family Enterprise In The Asia Pacific Edward Elgar Publishing Collection Avery, G. C. 2007 Leadership For Sustainable Futures Edward Elgar Publishing Textbook Barrett, M., & Moores, K. 2009 Women in Family Business Leadership Roles. Daughters on the Stage Edward Elgar Publishing Book Bennedsen, M., & Fan, J. P. H. 2014 The Family Business Map Palgrave Macmillan Manual Bernhard, F. 2011 Psychological Ownership in Family Businesses: Three Essays on Antecedents and Consequences Josef Eul Verlag Collection of essays Block, J. 2010 Long-term Orientation of Family Firms Springer Book Bonner, B., Bonner W. 2012 Family Fortunes: How to Build Family Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years Wiley Autobiography and manual Bornheim, S. 2000 The Organizational Form of Family Business Springer Textbook Brännback, M., & Carsrud, A. L. 2011 Family Firms Springer Collection of cases Brännback, M., & Carsrud, A. L. 2011 Family firms in transition Springer Collection of cases Brännback, M., & Carsrud, A. L. 2011 Understanding Family Firms: Case Studies on the Management of Crises, Uncertainty and Change Springer Collection of cases Bruland, K., & O’Brien, P. 1998 From Family Firms to Corporate Capitalism Oxford University Press Collection of cases Brun De Pontet, S., Aronoff, C. E., Medoza, D. S., & Ward, J. L. 2012 Siblings and the Family Business Palgrave Macmillan Manual Carlock, R. S., & Ward, J. L. 2001 Strategic Planning for the Family Business: Parallel Planning to Unify the Family and Business Palgrave Macmillan Manual Carlson Nelson, M. with […]

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Projects, games and exercises

February 19, 2018

VIDEO PROJECTS Employer Branding and Reputation in Family Businesses  Alessandra Tognazzo, University of Padova How to attract and retain young talents in family firms Alessandra Tognazzo, University of Padova   Back to Educational Resources.

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Case Studies

February 19, 2018

Case Study Source Industry Geography Topic Adams Funeral Home Poza & Daugherty, 2004 Funerals Georgia, USA Strategic management, merger analysis, sales promotion Alcoholes de Centroamerica, S.A. NACRA – North American Case Research Association Alcohol Honduras Entrepreneurship, conflicts management, family relationships, strategy Anderson Steel Service, Inc. Harvard Business School Steel products Arizona, USA Organizational change, hotel operations, international management Argentina Suites: A Case Study NACRA – North American Case Research Association Hotels Buenos Aires, Argentina Company management, family relationships Atherton Clothing Company Harvard Business School Apparel, retail trade California, USA Succession, valuation of the company Ayala Corporation Harvard Business School Banking, Telecommunications, Water Philippines Deciding what future business opportunities to pursue. Babbitt Ranches: Governance and Strategic Planning in a Family Business Harvard Business School Cattle ranching Arizona, USA Leadership, company management, succession, conflict and resolution Bentington Industries Harvard Business School Consulting and Engineering services England Family interaction, organizational behaviour/leadership Bhiwar Enterprises Richard Ivey School of Business Wholesale trade – non-durable goods Kenya, Africa Succession plan, conflict management Borrowing to Grow at Andrews Company Poza & Daugherty, 2004 Manufacturing USA Family business in the next generations Caso Conservas Diaz S.A. Kellogg School of Management Agriculture Spain Family relations, succession, company’s  shareholders Clemens Family Corporation Iese Business School Meat processing Philadelphia, USA Organizational change, family  council, governance, board reorganization, succession Donald Salter Communications, Inc. Kellogg School of Management Broadcasting,  Newspaper publishing Idaho, USA Asset management, motivation and incentives, business valuation Ed’s Dilemma: Succession Planning at Niagara Paving Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice Asphalt paving Buffalo, New York, USA Succession planning Eu Yan Sang: Reviving a Traditional Family Business with Modern Business Principles Stanford Business Case Traditional Chinese medicine Singapore Growth, professionalization, family values, decline Families, Fortunes, and Footwear. Reaching Out to the Fourth Generation of Brazil’s Lupo S.A. Stanford Business Case Apparel Brazil Succession, exit Ford Motor Company’s Value Enhancement Plan Harvard Business School Automotive Michigan, USA Balance values of the family with the expectations of a modern day corporation, succession planning Francisco de Narváez at Tía: Selling the Family Business Harvard Business School Retail trade Argentina Capital structure, cash, financial liquidity, business and shareholder relations From Swords to Ploughshares INSEAD Storage and transport Minnesota, USA Family business exit (selling process) George Barker Harvard Business School Real estate, rental & leasing USA Management succession, conflict management Goodwin Sporting Goods Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation Retail trade USA Leadership company management, performance evaluation, relationships Graham Family and the Washington Post Co. Harvard Business School Newspaper publishing District of Columbia, USA Succession planning, retirement, conflict resolution H.D. Chasen Company, Inc. NACRA – North American Case Research Association Industrial equipment USA Interpersonal communication, management succession, going public, family relationships Iggy’s Bread of the World Harvard Business School Baking & bakeries Massachusetts, USA Succession planning Ireka Construction Berhad: A Chinese Family Business Goes Public Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation Construction Malaysia Growth, organizational culture, restructuring J.R. Pierce, Inc. NACRA – North American Case Research Association Pastry Ohio, USA Process of going from a private to a public company, change management processes Keddeg company: Succession to the Next Generation of Small Business Kellogg School of Management Aircraft USA Family […]

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Lecture Slides

February 19, 2018

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Courses

February 19, 2018

Family Business Courses around the world Help us keeping this map up-to-date! Submit your course details here.   Back to Educational Resources.

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Welcome to our New Website

February 15, 2018

Here at IFERA we are committed to our purpose and we constantly work to improve our services and offer to the family business field. Our new website has been developed with the clear vision to strengthen the family business research community by facilitating communication and the exchange of expertise and resources. How? Our dedicated members’area will benefit our members with a number of new support services. Start by keeping in contact with other members through our explore members platform. Share your education insights through our education resources area. Submit your work to our Buddy Review service and benefit from a friendly review all year round. Access IFERA Conference Proceedings and Annual Reports. The new IFERA website also offers a news section to keep you up-to-date with the latest call for papers and research insights. If you have just published your paper we would love to help you promote it. Send us a short piece describing your work (300 words) and we will advertise it for you. Now, have a look around and see what it is like… We really hope you will love it as much as we do. Enjoy the navigation! The IFERA Board & Office

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RDW 2013 Springfield, Illinois

February 2, 2018

2013 IFERA Global Conference at Springfield, Illinois Expanding Family Constructs: Representing and Measuring Family in Family Business Research Co-Chairs Ranjan Karri, University of Illinois Springfield Torsten Pieper, Kennesaw State University Ramona Zachary, Baruch College, City University of New York Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tim Liao, UIUC Location Springfield, Illinois October 10, 11 and 12, 2013 Submissions now closed Topical Focus Family business research is firmly based on the reality that businesses and families are inextricably interconnected.  This implies that family businesses are best viewed, studied, and understood from the perspective of how they interrelate with (i.e. create, sustain, and explain) one another over time.  The family firm is deeply rooted in its owning family and its family dynamics and life course as well as its business dimension and activities which are often the manifestations of the underlying family.  Family business research could thus immensely benefit from a serious and expansive use of family constructs in family business models.  Due to the historical trajectory of development of the family business field, some family business researchers may be trained in disciplines that are relatively unfamiliar with the rich variety of family constructs/variables that can represent and measure the family dimension.  Business scholars have made more extensive use of the cadre of constructs predominantly derived from the business field, such as management, strategy, and performance.  The impact of family on these business dimensions and outcomes is modeled in rather superficial terms, and does not take into account the extant variety and depth of family constructs.  Nonetheless, family firms span both the family and the business systems.  We, as family business scholars, can embrace other disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, and others who study families in detail.  These varied perspectives can offer great insights toward a greater understanding of how and when to represent family constructs in our conceptual and empirical models and analyses.  For example, the understanding of family firm performance could benefit greatly if it is modeled to include both business and family outcome measures, simultaneously.     The Inaugural IFERA Research Development Workshop (RDW) will expose attendees to the latest research involving family constructs and measures in current research in family business as well as disciplines that study families in particular. The goal/focus is to assist researchers in challenging and reconsidering their extant models by expanding their knowledge of family constructs and measures.  This Inaugural RDW will draw on two disciplines – sociology and psychology – with established research on families and with rather standard and well-accepted measures for a variety of family constructs.  The focus would be on the basic concepts and constructs that researchers from these disciplines use in the study of families such as roles, structures, family types, communication types, as examples.  We will encourage interactions with and among the audience of family business scholars that can lead to fresh insights on how to enhance family business research, especially by a more definitive and comprehensive representation of the family dimension in relation to the business.  This exercise will build modestly toward a more robust modeling and theory development for our future research.  This RDW program will aim to […]

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RDW 2014 WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

February 3, 2018

2014 IFERA Global Conference at Vienna, Austria Involvement, Essence and Identity: Developing Core Constructs in Family Business Research Chair Hermann Frank, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business  Location WU Vienna University of Economics and BusinessWelthandelsplatz 1, A-1020 Vienna, Austria IFERA Research Development Workshops (RDWs) are intended to provide an umbrella for gathering of scholars on a specific topic. RDWs are intended to complement IFERA’s Annual Conferences. Topical Focus The family in relation to a business is undeniably a vital dimension of a family business setting in comparison to other businesses. This relation is challenging to explore, especially if it is not clear – and in fact to date it is not – how the family system relates to the business system and how this relationship can be captured best from definitional and conceptual perspectives. Whereas the involvement of a family in the business can be defined, in part, by examining ownership distribution or the number of family members active in the business, the actual influence of the family is much more puzzling to observe and measure, especially from a single disciplinary perspective. For example, an analysis of how and why a certain influence is executed and then subsequently related to specific outcomes and changes over time holds promise towards building a family business theory. Thus, this essence approach in focusing on the family system and its influence on the business highlights family aspirations and the actual involvement of the family at the center of the analysis and potentially begins to capture the nature of family business behavior. The recognition of organizational identity as a complementary extension to the involvement and essence approaches furthermore enables the family’s perception of the business to be captured. Accordingly, an organizational identity as a family business is posited to have a positive effect on internal and external stakeholders and contributes to a competitive advantage. With this topic for the RDW, we target the in-depth discussion of original research papers focusing on different conceptual and empirical approaches to assessing the involvement of the family in the business, the essence of family influence and the identity of family businesses from various theoretical perspectives. Furthermore, we welcome multi-disciplinary approaches to further develop the research field. This RDW focuses not only on the development of family influence-related concepts and constructs but also wants to give researchers the possibility to exchange new ideas and build academic alliances. RDW Format We target a number of 6-8 research papers, in which the Workshop topics are explicitly and clearly addressed. We warmly welcome co-authors as participants of this RDW too! Further, we welcome requests from attendees in general, subject to the discretion of the Workshop Chair. The maximum number of Workshop participants is 30. Selected submissions will be presented by their authors as original studies or elaborated works in progress to the Workshop group. After each presentation, two discussants, who have read the paper in advance, will give feedback. Finally, the respective papers are discussed in plenum by all workshop attendees. This Workshop will allow for the in-depth discussion of the work of participants and promisingly leads to synergies with colleagues working in a closely related field of research. Additionally, we […]

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RDW 2016 University of Catania, Italy

February 4, 2018

2016 IFERA Global Conference at University of Catania, Italy Family, Firms and Institutional Context: Analyzing the role of the context in the development of the family unit for Family Business Research Chairs: Giorgia M. D’Allura Rosario Faraci Department of Business and Economics, University of Catania, Italy  Bios of RDW Chairs: Giorgia M. D’Allura is Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Management at the University of Catania (Italy) where she also got her PhD. She was Visiting Scholar at the Warrigton College of Business Administration- University of Florida (USA). Her research interests are in the areas of top management team and innovation in family business, institutions and entrepreneurship, business ethics, firm competitiveness, service management and customer relationship. Her most recent papers and book chapters reflect some of these research interest. Rosario Faraci is Professor of Business Economics and Management at the University of Catania (Italy) where he serves also as President of the Undergraduate Programme in Business Administration and Delegate of the Rector for the Technology Transfer. He was Visiting Professor of Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior at the University of Florida (USA). Professor Faraci is Friend of the Strategic Management Society and he has co-organized the XXX Annual Convention in Rome (2010). His research interests are in the areas of family business, entrepreneurship, corporate governance, firm competitiveness and business modeling. Professor Faraci is Co-Editor of the Journal of Management and Governance. He is President of the Center for Study in Family Business, located in Catania. Workshop Facilitators Andrea Colli – Bocconi University Amir Erez – University of Florida Facilitator bios: Andrea Colli, PhD in Economic and Social History (Bocconi University, Milan) and Professor of Economic History at the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milan. His research interests range from the history of Italian business enterprises, to small and medium-sized enterprises, to the role played by foreign direct investments in the course of the Italian industrialization process. He has published several articles in the main business history journals. He is associate review editor of Family Business Review since October 2012. His most recent books reflect some of these research interest. With Michelangelo Vasta he has edited and published, in 2010, Forms of Enterprises in 20th Century Italy. Boundaries, Structures and Strategies, Elgar. With Abe de Jong and Martin Iversen, Mapping the European Corporations: Strategies, Structures, Ownership and Performance, Routledge 2011 and with Franco Amatori has written Business History: Complexities and Comparisons, Routledge 2011. Dr. Amir Erez is the Huber Hurst Professor of Management at the Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida. Dr. Erez earned his Ph.D. and M. S. at the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University.  His research focuses on how positive moods and positive personality, influence individuals thought processes, motivation, and work behaviors. Dr. Erez also investigates how negative work behaviors such as rudeness and disrespect affect individuals’ performance and cognition.   He has published his research in scholarly journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Personality and Individual Differences, Human Performance, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.  He served […]

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