IMD Global Family Business Center

Family Business

Wise Family Business

By Joachim Schwass with Anne-Catrin Glemser. - 31/10/2016

Wise Family Business aims to help families in business to identify new and better ways of achieving longevity, sustainability and performance. The book presents ground-breaking new insights and practi ...

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Governance, Marketing

Bringing the family back into the business

By Joachim Schwass, Anne-Catrin Glemser - 07/10/2016

Surprisingly, most family businesses do not see the value in communicating about their history, their values and their long-term vision as owners of a company. Of course, it is easier not to put the ...

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Human Resources

Family values

By Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez - 27/10/2015

Family businesses are fascinating – 70% of businesses worldwide are private or family owned; they are the oldest form of business in the world, and in the UK, for instance, they provide 9.2 million jo ...

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Preparing to be at the wheel – why family business education matters!

By Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez with Anne-Catrin Glemser. - 30/06/2015

All over the world, families are looking for recipes to well prepare their next generations as potential successors for operational or board roles with businesses and family organizations. Educating t ...

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The family office: helping families preserve their wealth over generations

By Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez - 30/04/2015

Wealth is volatile; it can be lost as quickly as it is created. It needs to be nurtured with care and strong values.  One of the first decisions families need to make about wealth is whether they will ...

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Family Business

Governance in Family Enterprises

By Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez with Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Ernesto Poza. - 06/01/2014

Governance in Family Enterprises provides a highly comprehensive and global look at family business governance, incorporating financial, emotional, cultural, and family aspects, to achieve overall ...

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Governance, Innovation


By Benoit F. Leleux, Jan Van der Kaaij - 01/05/2013

  The story  Founded in 1680, Netherlands-based Bavaria is one of Europe's oldest family-owned beer producers. It has a reputation for operating efficiency and brewing knowhow but by 2007, as its main ...

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Family Business

Sharing Wisdom, Building Values

By Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez with Gordon Adler. - 11/01/2011

A collection of personal family letters written from great entrepreneurs to their family members about business, success and life. In Sharing Wisdom, Building Values we learn directly through their ow ...

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Family Business

Wise Wealth

By Joachim Schwass with Colleen Lief, Håkan Hillerström, Holger Kück. - 01/01/2011

Creating wealth is difficult. So is managing wealth effectively. Losing wealth is the easiest part. It takes an enlightened approach to understand the future issues and to prepare and plan for the ...

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