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Preserving the Multiplicity of Voices in French Fine Wines

Antoine Duvauchelle

An INSEAD conference for family-owned French wine estates reveals important lessons for the continuity of excellence in other sectors.

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When Two Leaders Collide, the Result Can Be Less Fraud

Y. Guo, X. R. Luo, D. Li

When the head of a family firm ranks lower in the family hierarchy than another leader at that firm, the misalignment can help prevent fraud in the emerging market context.

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A Different Kind of Family Firm Hiding in Plain Sight

Morten Bennedsen

The link between ownership and control is tenuous in a certain type of family firm.

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Professionalising the Family Firm

R. Noyes, M. Bennedsen

A conversation about the opportunities and threats that spur families into action.
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Why Family CEOs Outperform Their Non-Family Predecessors

Morten Bennedsen

Pitfalls and solutions for non-family chief executives.

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When Nepotism Pads CEO Pay: Evidence From Indian Family Firms

Balagopal Vissa

Poor corporate governance in emerging economies allows some publicly listed family firms to use CEO pay to exploit corporate resources at the expense of minority shareholders.

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What Distinguishes Europe’s Family Business Champions from the Rest

A. von Stauffenberg, C. Zeisberger

Where do Europe’s family firms stand globally, in terms of creating sustainable, long-term value?

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The Key to Making Succession Work in Family Business

J. Bai Li, H. Piezunka

Transferring power to the younger generation can be profoundly disorienting – but help can be found in surprising quarters.

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Russia’s Stealth Family Businesses

S. Shekshnia, V. Zagieva, A. Matveeva

A challenging environment and historical baggage hinder Russian family companies from achieving their full potential.

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Successful Family Firms Shoot for the Moon

R. Carlock. K-F. Loh

For family firms, plotting ambitious futures is like planning a space venture.

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Family Business Longevity Requires Owners to Step Back

M. Bennedsen, B. Henry

Too much centralised control puts a family business at risk when the owner-manager dies.

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Why Family Firms Lack Analyst Coverage

Xiaowei Rose Luo

Widely-held cultural views shape securities analysts’ assessment of family firms.
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Planning for Family Business Longevity in Three Steps

M. Bennedsen, B. Henry

Lessons from the U.K.’s oldest privately owned bank, which has been in the same family for more than 300 years.

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What Family Firms Need to Ensure Longevity

Bowen White

The professionalization of leading family firms.

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When Loyalty Becomes a Liability to Family Firms

M. Bennedsen, B. Henry

Staying true to your roots can foster inertia when innovation is most necessary.