© 2012

Family Firms

Case Studies on the Management of Growth, Decline, and Transition


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Malin Brännback, Alan L. Carsrud
    Pages 1-2
  3. Malin Brännback, Alan L. Carsrud
    Pages 3-5
  4. Malin Brännback, Alan L. Carsrud
    Pages 7-45
  5. Malin Brännback, Alan L. Carsrud
    Pages 57-69
  6. Malin Brännback, Alan L. Carsrud
    Pages 91-101
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 121-122

About this book


​This is the third in a series of casebooks on issues faced by families owning and managing a business. This volume focuses on the management of growth, decline, and transition in such firms. These cases are clustered together because family firms grow, decline, and grow again, often transforming themselves several times in the course of their existence, as they face succession issues, financial constraints, and changes in market demand. Managing change also has significant impact on the firm-owning families and their individual members, especially when making decisions under conditions of uncertainty.  The eight cases presented in this volume, as those in the previous two casebooks, were developed as a response to the lack of a diversity and selection of cases on family business. The cases emerged by engaging students to help develop them as a part of the curriculum for teaching family business to both graduate and undergraduate business school students in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Finland.  However, their utility goes beyond the classroom and should be informative to consultants to family firms and family business owners and members as well.  ​


Bacardi Business cases Business decline Business growth Business strategy Business transition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business and EconomicsÅbo Akademi UniversityÅboFinland
  2. 2.SpicewoodUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Family Firms
  • Book Subtitle Case Studies on the Management of Growth, Decline, and Transition
  • Authors Malin Brännback
    Alan L. Carsrud
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Business
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Business
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-6045-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-6046-6
  • Series ISSN 2191-5482
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5490
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 122
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Entrepreneurship
    Business Strategy/Leadership
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