A taste of family entrepreneurship: Marco Manzoni

February 15, 2019

While waiting for the next IFERA Conference in Bergamo, we thought to provide a taste of the vibrant family business scene of the city. The first entrepreneur we would like to present is the Executive Vice-president of NTS S.p.A., a family business dedicated to the construction of moulds and the moulding of items made of plastic material, both thermosetting and thermoplastic. Ladies and Gentlemen meet Marco Manzoni. What NTS does and what’s your role? Plastic is a gigantic industry that goes from the BIC pen to plastic components combined with carbon. NTS S.p.A. positions itself in the production of plastic materials with resin and reinforcing fibers, such as glass-fiber and carbon-fiber. This product is called “recomposite” and is sold to industrial solutions, as electro mechanic, automotive and electric engines, in a highly technical environment and mainly B2B. I am part of the third generation of the business, together with my brother and my cousin. Currently I am managing the company together with my aunt, but the next generation is almost ready to get involved. When you think about your business, can you talk about a long-term perspective? Absolutely yes, as we are strongly involved in the succession planning, trying to manage it in advance and to maintain rationality with a special focus in keeping divided the two systems, the family and the business, as they have different characteristics and objectives. Indeed, we’ve coined a new mantra related to this process that we even spread throughout social media: “Company is a public good with private capital”. Our aim is to underline the conception of the company as a superior good, and business continuity as a crucial objective to pursue. If a family member will not be able to manage the company in the future, we will hire an external manager, as the company health is everyone’s main goal. Family firms differentiate themselves from non-family firms as they value not only financial but also socio-emotional wealth? Do you agree? Socio-emotional wealth is taken into consideration every day, always keeping in mind that the long-term objective is the company health. At the moment, we don’t have any “family agreement” on succession, since the company future governance is well oriented on my person, and all the board members agree on that. A couple of funny questions now! Casoncelli* o Scarpinocc*? I prefer Casoncelli as the taste of Casoncelli is not comparable to Scarpinocc. On one side, Scarpinocc contain very noble ingredients, to be considered environmentally friendly, as they all are discarded ingredients. On the other side, Casoncelli taste much better! Polenta Classica o Taragna***? Polenta Taragna is my favorite, I can easily eat it almost every day. Family firms are considered more risk-adverse if compared to non-family firms? In respect to your experience, do you agree with this statement? I agree, but only partially. Family firms handle risks every single day, but I agree on the general principle that they carefully evaluate each single expense, becoming somehow more risk adverse. Nevertheless, I would see it in a different perspective, as family firms decide to make an investment only after a deep analysis of all […]

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10 Things To Know About Bergamo

January 21, 2019

While you are getting ready for your next trip to Bergamo, we thought you might appreciate some curiosities about this beautiful city and its region. Oh, and please, don’t forget you are in Italy! Do I really need to say more? Thanks to its Venetian walls Bergamo has been recently elected World Heritage Site Bergamo is divided in two parts: Città Alta (Upper Town) and Città Bassa (Lower Town) “Polenta” which is one of the most popular local dishes, is a corn based porridge that goes pretty well with everything (especially cheese!) You can reach the Upper Town by bus, by funicolare or (highly recommended) climbing some very old stairs while enjoying the best views of the city If you fancy some exploration you can’t miss a trip to Lake Endine and Iseo and, if you are a mountain lover, there is plenty to hike on the beautiful Orobian pre-alps Every night at 10pm – for 360 years – the Bell Tower has chimed 100 times: marking the time of the closure of the city (relax, they don’t close it anymore) They say that the proud Bartolomeo Colleoni, our greatest leader, was very strong and endowed with a particular intimate… three and not two of his personal attributes. The Chapel dedicated to him displays his “tri-balled emblem” everywhere. The green hills around the city are home to the smallest DOCG in Italy, where Moscato di Scanzo is produced. This sweet wine is so precious that has been even served on the tables of Empress Catherine II of Russia. San Pellegrino, in the Brembana Valley, is home to the most famous mineral water in the world. At 1,750 meters above sea level, in Valbondione in the Seriana Valley, you’ll find the Serio waterfalls, the highest waterfalls in Italy. 300 meters of pure natural show! For more information please visit: http://www.visitbergamo.net/en/

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One year of IFERA

December 14, 2018

During the past year, the International Family Enterprise Research Academy has been working on a number of different projects with the main objective to increase its value proposition to members as well as the family business field at large. In this last article of 2018, we would like to provide an overview of what has been done and to express our deep gratitude to the amazing people that made all this possible. NEW WEBSITE & MEMBERS BENEFITS Active from February 2018, the new website has been designed to allow members to proactively engage with IFERA all year long. As a result, the users are growing on a steadily base, showing a constant engagement from the IFERA 2018 Conference onward. Since the launch of the new website, the average number of weekly visits is 273, with peaks of 600 visitors during Conference sensitive dates and Newsletter releases. Special thanks for this project go to Ramia El Agamy and her team at Orbis Terra Media. Ramia guided us through this journey with patience, creativity and great professionalism. Special features of the new website are: The IFERA blog, developed to provide the Family Business Community with interesting contents and updates. Special thanks go to Carlotta Benedetti (our content contributor) for her great ideas and endless energy. The Members Area, designed to facilitate contacts among our community is the point of access of all services dedicated to IFERA members. We take the opportunity to warmly encourage all members to update their social profile on the reserved area. The Buddy Review service, created to submit work-in-progress for friendly review through the IFERA website and obtain feedback and guidance toward publication in leading academic journals from peer researchers and experienced family business scholars. The purpose of the new IFERA Buddy Review system is to support each other in conducting rigorous, relevant research in the family business field, to activate our community and boost collegiality by providing an easily accessible platform to facilitate feedback and collaboration among family business researchers throughout the year. Special thanks go to our Research and Publications Committee, specifically to Unai Arzubiaga, Jasper Brinkerink and our Committee Director and Board Member Josip Kotlar for their great commitment and their willingness to make things always better, The Education Resources, dedicated to share and spread educational material among members and non-members. Special thanks go to Alfredo de Massis and Josip Kotlar for providing us with useful data from their article “Learning resources for family business education: A review and directions for future developments.” (De Massis, A., & Kotlar, J. (2015). Learning resources for family business education: A review and directions for future developments. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(3), 415-422.) The IFERA Monthly Newsletter, featuring the latest article from our Blog, sharing upcoming events, new membership benefits and calls for jobs and papers. The IFERA Newsletter is currently sent out to over 1300 subscribers with a 34% opening rate. AACSB MEMBERSHIP IFERA is now a member of the AACSB Business Education Alliance. AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to support and advance the quality of business education […]

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TED talks: an opportunity worth exploring

November 15, 2018

The contemporary world is facing a technology revolution where changes and innovations are the basis for progress as well as the cause for multi-contextual disruptions. People’s lives are becoming more flexible and connected with a consequent need for faster and more impactful ways to learn and communicate. As the main source of knowledge diffusion, academic institutions and scholars are facing a critical change in needs. Reaching different audiences, raising the public interest and being able to address practical issues are becoming impellent ambitions for the entire academic community. The use of tailored programs, distance learning and AI based education paths are just a few of the many innovations happening in the education system, as knowledge sharing is not limited to paper sheets anymore, the world wide web is the mean to a more effective impact of research: ladies and gentlemen, meet TED TED talks are defined as showcases for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in less than 18 minutes and they can be seen as an opportunity for scholars from two different perspectives: gaining and spreading ideas. Firstly, Ted talks can be seen as a novel source of inspiration able to deliver interesting insights on different phenomena, as most of the speeches depict intriguing and usually thought-provoking stories narrated by guest speakers ranging from scientists to magicians. I personally picked up unusual intuitions on the concept of authenticity – one of my research interests – while listening to the writer Chiamamanda Ngozi Adichie, who uses the fascinating metaphor of the single story to describe the issues she faced in portraying authentic African characters in her novels (be amazed yourself here). Another inspiring talk is given by the artist Raghava KK, who pushes the audience to “shake” their perspective through the use of a children’s book for iPad. Through the use of painting, sculpture, installation, film and iPad stories, Raghava KK is able to link art with his challenging opinions on identity, conformity, gender, celebrity and ceremony (see for yourself here). The second opportunity offered by TED talks is the possibility to communicate ideas and concepts, using a simple and immediate format, able to higher the audience’s intellectual adrenaline and to ignite a change in perspective, which is well express by TED slogan “Ideas worth spreading”. A great example of using the formula of simplified, ironic and authentic storytelling in order to confute the idea that the education system is structured to stimulate students’ personal talents is given by Ken Robinson talk entitled “Do school kill creativity?” (here the link). Ken Robinson’s talk, indeed, represents not only the perfect speech prototype, but also a powerful mean to reach an extremely vast audience (the video collected more than 50 million views in 12 years). The family business community has already exploited this new approach, in particular through TEDx events (better explained below), where both professors and entrepreneurs alternate their findings and personal experiences on stage. TED global instead, hosted just one significant contribution offered by Vikram Bhalla, a consultant at BCG, entitled: “Family businesses are here to stay and thrive”, where he reported a conversation he had with a friend, owner of […]

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A snapshot on Summer Schools

October 15, 2018

In recent years, all academic fields have witnessed a large increase in the offer of methodological and subject-specific courses. These courses, better known as summers schools, are short academic programs held over the summer months and are usually offered to PhD students, postdocs and graduate students to engage in full-time, intensive classes related to a chosen subject or a methodological approach. In addition to it, they usually include extracurricular activities designed to encourage networking and stimulate the development of new research collaborations as well as cultural and social events. Given the numerous possibilities for researchers to deepen their knowledge on specific topics and research methodologies, in this article, by sharing some experiences of me and my colleagues and discussing some additional options offered by other institutions, I hope to provide some helpful insights into the world of summer schools. As a first year PhD student about to start my qualitative data collection, I decided to participate the AIDEA Capri Summer School, a course organized by the Italian Academy of Business Administration and Management, which took place from the 10th to the 14th of September on the charming Island of Capri and focused on applying qualitative research methods. On one side, the course program was very intense, combining plenary lectures, roundtable groups and seminar discussions and covering epistemological issues, data collection methods and different qualitative analytical techniques. On the other side, the schedule was structured in order to concentrate most of the activities within the first part of the day, allowing the participants to enjoy the wonderful location and organize visits to many cultural attractions. Overall, the course was extremely useful in explaining the relevance, challenges and implications of applying various qualitative methods and I particularly appreciated the guidance of highly experienced scholars from different institutions and their willingness to engage in creative conversation and to provide precious suggestions for my own research project. The course would be particularly useful to everyone looking for a thought-provoking experience, willing to reflect on the epistemological assumptions of its own research and, at the same time, interested in all the different approaches of the qualitative method. More details can be found here: https://www.caprisummerschool.it/# A different but equally helpful perspective comes from the University of Essex summer school on “Longitudinal Data Analysis” at, (9th-20th of July 2018). The course focused on micro panel data management and analysis using Stata. The participants, divided in groups of approximatively 15 people, were asked to follow theoretical sessions and work through practical examples using Stata as a statistical package on different datasets. The two weeks has been described as an intense period, starting with theoretical background in the morning, practical activities in the afternoon and readings and reworking in the evening. The course ended with a final presentation, where participants had the chance to explain their results, while receiving peer-feedbacks and advices from the professor and the tutors. Beside the course itself, attendants enjoyed the possibility of living in a stunning campus and the social events organized in connection with the summer school. This course has been described as a very productive experience to gain new skills and to […]

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The IFERA 2018 Award Ceremony

September 18, 2018

Hosted by the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the beautiful city of Zwolle, the IFERA 2018 Conference has been able to gather once again the family business community to discuss the effects of radical technological changes in the family business environment, as well as major social, economic and political changes in modern society. Enriched by some enlightening keynote speeches given by Jospeph H. Astrachan, Timothy S. Mescon, Kimberly D. Elsbach and Josip Kotlar, and characterized by an intense program of parallel sessions, the conference has also left some space for networking activities and some usual IFERA fun. Among the social events, the Gala Dinner on July 5th has emerged as an outstanding night. The venue “Raw Space”, a converted industrial space now cultural platform of the famous artist Ronhald A. Westerhuis,, has been the perfect setting to enjoy delicious food and friendly chatting. During the Award Ceremony, thanks to the contribution of our eminent juries, six awards have been assigned as follows: The winner of The “Province of Overijssel” Best conference paper award, “Risk-taking and Financial Distress in Family Business” has been co-authored by Francesco Chirico, Massimo Baù, Luis R. Gómez-Mejia and Geoffrey Martin. The study aims to understand the financial consequences of family owners’ loss aversion regarding the non-financial utility, they derive from the family control, arguing that socioemotional wealth lead family firms to take less risk than non-family firms. Their findings show that family firm risk aversion leads family firm to underperform non-family firm in distressed situations (worst among the best) and outperform non-family firms in non-distressed situations (best among the worst). Moreover, they find that family firms extract higher financial returns from risk taking than non-family firms when in financial distress. The “IFERA” Best paper on conference theme award went to Joseph Astrachan, Claudia Binz Astrachan and Josip Kotlar and their paper: “Family Firm Disrupters: Exploring the Relationships between Family Cohesion, Family Disruptive Capacity, and Company Disruptive Capacity”. The study sheds a light on family firm heterogeneity and its role on a firm’s capacity to act as a disruptive force by exploring the owning family’s influence on the firm’s ability to remain competitive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. The authors investigate the influence of Family Cohesion and Transgenerational Intent on what they term Family Disruptive Capacity, or family related characteristics that indicate a high openness to risk-taking and change within the owning family, and on Company Disruptive Capacity, or the company’s orientation and activity-based ability to anticipate and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Findings, unexcitingly, show that family cohesion has a strong and positive effect on both family and company disruptive capacity, with transgenerational intent further strengthening the relationship. The third award, The “Ten Clarenwater Foundation” best teaching case award, has been assigned to Jan Willem van der Vloot van Vliet, Rachel Heeringa and Ilse Matser for their teaching case “Jansen Office Supplies: Love to Work….or not? A Shift in Leadership and Strategy”, a case of cultural change and a shift of values connected with a succession in leadership that leaded the company Jansen Office Supplier close to the bankruptcy and encouraged the sons of […]

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IFERA 2018 Zwolle

July 12, 2018

IFERA 2018 Conference, Zwolle, The Netherlands “Coping with Disruptions: Family Firm Continuity and Sustainability in Times of Rapid Change” Radical technological changes in family firms’ business environment, as well as major social, economic and political changes throughout the world, demand more flexibility and adaptability from family firms. At the same time, the family system itself is altering significantly. Families become smaller, have fewer children and will include more elderly persons, potentially endangering the continuity of the family firm. It is thus increasingly important for family firms to develop strategies and structures needed to address radical change, both internally and externally. The International Family Enterprise Research Academy, IFERA, invites papers that add knowledge to the selected conference theme “Coping with Disruptions: Family Firm Continuity and Sustainability in Times of Rapid Change”. In addition, we invite papers on all aspects of family business research, including but not limited to succession, leadership, governance, entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, marketing, organizational behavior, sociology, family psychology, history, economics, finance and accounting, as well as topics that lie at the intersection of these and other interrelated disciplines. All theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome. As “engaged scholarship” is highly valued in the conference host organization, researchers are encouraged to reflect, next to the theoretical contribution, on the practical implications of their studies. Keynote Speakers: Joe Astrachan, Formerly Kennesaw University, USA Kimberly Elsbach, University of California Davis, USA Tim Mescon, AACSB International Josip Kotlar, Lancaster University, UK Pictures of the event are available on the IFERA Official Facebook page Conference Co-Chairs: Anita Van Gils, Ilse Matser    Consortia Chair: Claudia Binz Astrachan Research and publications Director: Josip Kotlar Event Coordinators: Valentina Re, Karin Rozendal Conference Venue: Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands Event dates: 3rd – 6th July 2018 Conference Program Overview (pdf) Consortiums Program Overview (pdf) Conference proceedings (members access only) IFERA 2018 will assign several awards that, based on peer-review, will recognize excellence, quality and impact of papers and proposals submitted to the conference. Awards will include the Best Conference Paper, a Best Paper on Conference Theme, the Best Paper-Contribution to Practice, the Best Reviewer(s) and the best PhD Thesis Proposal.​ The “Province of Overijssel” Best conference paper award: €2,500 Award jury: Lloyd Steier (chair), Torsten Pieper and Kimberly Eddleston Winner: Risk-taking and Financial Distress in Family Business – Francesco Chirico, Massimo Baù, Luis R. Gómez-Mejia and Geoffrey Martin Other nominated papers: Family Firm Longevity and Succession Processes: A Theory of Business Family Learning – Ann Sophie Katharina Löhde, Andrea Calabrò and Mariateresa Torchia Commitment is not enough: Goal alignment as the key to performance in family firms – Sabrina Schell, Julia K. De Groote, Laura Stanley and Joseph T. Cooper Unpacking resource exchange in internal corporate venturing: Decision framing, risk and consequences for venture autonomy – Mara Brumana, Tommaso Minola, Matthias Waldkirch and Mattias Nordqvist The IFERA Best paper on conference theme award: €1,000 Award jury: Sabine Rau (chair), Britta Boyd and Mattias Nordqvist Winner: Family Firm Disrupters: Exploring the Relationships between Family Cohesion, Family Disruptive Capacity, and Company Disruptive Capacity – Joseph Astrachan, Claudia Binz Astrachan and Josip Kotlar Other nominated papers : […]

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Meet Torsten Pieper

April 3, 2018

As a young boy growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, Torsten Pieper developed a personal interest in family business way before becoming a researcher. Now an accomplished family business scholar, Torsten came a long way and continues to express his commitment to the field with dedication, energy and elegance. His many contributions to the field include, but are not limited to, the editorship of JFBS, an intense research agenda and, of course, his long-term commitment to IFERA and his current role as the IFERA president. His ambitious vision and contagious passion are the inspiration behind IFERA’s recent developments and, perhaps even more importantly, behind the smile of all his collaborators. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Torsten Pieper: Why Family Business? There are three reasons primarily. First, family businesses are the most prevalent type of organization in the world. Yet, they remain hugely underrepresented in the academic literature. Think about it this way: upward of 90% of all businesses are family controlled. But less than 10% of articles published include family as a variable of interest. It’s gotten better over the years, but there still a huge imbalance. The better we understand family businesses, the more we can help them leverage their unique strengths and capabilities to maximize their effectiveness. Second, family businesses do a lot of good and expect very little in return. They often pursue goals other than mere profit and they usually do so in a sustainable fashion, as good stewards of their employees, customers, and the environment. These are laudable objectives, in my opinion, and I firmly believe the economy and society at large would be better off if more organizations and individuals embraced a similar attitude. Third, I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My father started a company that evolved into a multinational business, and his ancestors owned a diversified construction and agriculture business in Eastern Europe for many generations. So I have a personal interest as well. What is the best part of being the IFERA President? Working with you, and with so many other talented, fun, and dedicated people, of course! IFERA has always been close to my heart. My first job was secretary to the board many years ago, and I had the unique opportunity to see IFERA and the field grow over the years. The dynamism is enormous and I know of few other fields that have experienced a similar growth pattern as family business has. From everything I know, there is no end in sight. You get to meet a lot of interesting people, and I greatly value the many wonderful friendships that have grown out of my affiliation with IFERA. It’s something I am very grateful for. What is your big ambition for it? To help IFERA become THE organization for family business academics and others interested in the subject in the world. We have a fantastic team of smart and energetic board members who are doing tremendous work. There are a lot of projects and new initiatives ongoing that shall add further value to what we are currently doing. For instance, one of our teams under the lead […]

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Rising Stars in Family Business Research

March 18, 2018

You don’t need to look far to appreciate the fast-growing impact of family business research. Outstanding contributions like Chua et al.’s (1999) seminal definition paper, Schulze et al.’s (2001) analysis of agency costs in family firms, Anderson and Reeb’s (2001) study of family firm performance, Gomez-Mejia et al.’s (2007) paper on socioemotional wealth, and Miller and Le Breton-Miller’s (2005) best-selling book “Managing for the long run”, just to cite some, played a crucial role for the growth and impact of family business research. But who appear to be the next “rising stars” of the field? Citation patterns are highly unpredictable, but a look at the 10 most cited papers published respectively in the last three years (according to Web of Science) offers a sneak peek into the recent contributions that have the potential to shape the future of our field. -2017- Why Is Family Firms’ Internationalization Unique? A Meta-Analysis Arregle, JL; Duran, P; Hitt, MA; van Essen, M ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Disentangling Family Heterogeneity to Advance Family Business Research Jaskiewicz, P; Dyer, WG FAMILY BUSINESS REVIEW Stewardship Climate Scale: An Assessment of Reliability and Validity Neubaum, DO; Thomas, CH; Dibrell, C; Craig, JB FAMILY BUSINESS REVIEW Religious Belief, Corporate Philanthropy, and Political Involvement of Entrepreneurs in Chinese Family Firms Du, XQ JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS Variance in Family Members’ Assessments: The Importance of Dispersion Modeling in Family Firm Research Holt, DT; Madison, K; Kellermanns, FW FAMILY BUSINESS REVIEW Where Do you Want to take your Family Firm? A Theoretical and Empirical Exploratory Study of Family Business Goals Basco, R BUSINESS RESEARCH QUARTERLY Capturing the Familiness of Family Businesses: Development of the Family Influence Familiness Scale (FIFS) Frank, H; Kessler, A; Rusch, T; Suess-Reyes, J; Weismeier-Sammer, D ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE Family Firm(s) Outcomes Model: Structuring Financial and Nonfinancial Outcomes Across the Family and Firm Holt, DT; Pearson, AW; Carr, JC; Barnett, T FAMILY BUSINESS REVIEW The Role of Female Directors in Promoting CSR Practices: An International Comparison between Family and Non-Family Businesses Rodriguez-Ariza, L; Cuadrado-Ballesteros, B; Martinez-Ferrero, J; Garcia-Sanchez, IM BUSINESS ETHICS – A EUROPEAN REVIEW An Archival Approach to Measuring Family Influence: An Organizational Identity Perspective Anglin, AH; Reid, SW; Short, JC; Zachary, MA; Rutherford, MW FAMILY BUSINESS REVIEW -2016- Doing More with Less: Innovation Input and Output in Family Firms Duran, P; Kammerlander, N; van Essen, M; Zellweger, T ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL Development of a Socioemotional Wealth Importance (SEWi) Scale for Family Firm Research Debicki, BJ; Kellermanns, FW; Chrisman, JJ; Pearson, AW; Spencer, BA JOURNAL OF FAMILY BUSINESS STRATEGY Family Firm Internationalization: A Configurational Approach Kraus, S; Mensching, H; Calabro, A; Cheng, CF; Filser, M JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH Viewing Family Firm Behavior and Governance Through the Lens of Agency and Stewardship Theories Madison, K; Holt, DT; Kellermanns, FW; Ranft, AL FAMILY BUSINESS REVIEW Innovation Through Tradition: Lessons from Innovative Family Businesses and Directions for Future Research De Massis, A; Frattini, F; Kotlar, J; Petruzzelli, AM; Wright, M ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES Family Governance at Work: Organizing for New Product Development in Family SMEs De Massis, A; Kotlar, J; Frattini, […]

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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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