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Conflict in Family Businesses

Conflict, Models, and Practices


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Josiane Fahed-Sreih
    Pages 1-21
  3. Josiane Fahed-Sreih
    Pages 23-51
  4. Josiane Fahed-Sreih
    Pages 53-78
  5. Josiane Fahed-Sreih
    Pages 79-89
  6. Josiane Fahed-Sreih
    Pages 107-112
  7. Josiane Fahed-Sreih
    Pages 113-118
  8. Josiane Fahed-Sreih
    Pages 119-129
  9. Josiane Fahed-Sreih
    Pages 131-139
  10. Josiane Fahed-Sreih
    Pages 141-155
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 157-163

About this book


This book presents methods for dealing with conflict in family firms. The first part of the book defines conflict in general and then in the context of family businesses. It then identifies several approaches to dealing with conflict. As the author makes clear, conflict can negatively impact the performance of a family firm while unresolved conflict often results in unsuccessful transition to the next generation. Therefore, she presents a model that looks at the causes of conflict and ways of resolving it. The second part of the book presents case studies of conflicts in family business, examining such companies as Gucci and L'Oreal and applying the theory. This book will serves as a foundational text in managing disputes in family enterprises.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Lebanese American UniversityBeirutLebanon

About the authors

Josiane Fahed-Sreih is Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business at the Lebanese American University.  She is Founder and currently the Director of the Institute of Family and Entrepreneurial Business at the Lebanese American University. She is a fellow member of the Family Firm Institute, USA. She holds the responsibility of the Middle East Coordinator for the Family Firm Institute, USA. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Conflict in Family Businesses
  • Book Subtitle Conflict, Models, and Practices
  • Authors Josiane Fahed-Sreih
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-62851-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87411-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-62852-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 163
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Family Business
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