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Governance in Family Enterprises

Maximising Economic and Emotional Success

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Structures for Family and Business: Family Business Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 3-19
    3. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 20-35
    4. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 36-55
    5. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 56-75
  3. Structures for the Business: Business Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-78
    2. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 79-100
    3. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 101-120
    4. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 121-140
  4. Structures for the Family: Family Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142
    2. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 143-160
    3. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 161-178
    4. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 179-194
  5. Documentation of Governance Structures: Constitution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-196
    2. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 197-221
    3. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 222-243
    4. Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto J Poza
      Pages 244-257
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 258-272

About this book

Introduction

Presents a comprehensive overview of governance in family enterprises including practical management knowledge in easy-to-use frameworks and interviews with renowned family enterprise owners and managers. Readers will benefit from the book's systematic approach and the opportunity to learn from the experience of other family enterprises.  

Keywords

business family business Governance management Manager success

About the authors

Dr Alexander Koeberle-Schmid is an economist from a business-owning family. He wrote his PhD about boards of directors and family councils in family enterprises. Alexander is a family business advisor, who has worked for renowned consulting and family business advisory firms. He advises owner families of medium-sized to large multinational family enterprises in owner strategic issues such as governance structures, management succession, boards of directors, family councils, family offices, family philanthropy, and family constitutions. He has worked as a commercial mediator, was non-executive board member of a medium-sized family enterprise, and is in frequent demand as a speaker and lecturer.

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, PhD, is the Wild Group Professor of Family Business and co-director of the Global Family Business Center at IMD, Switzerland. For nearly 20 years Denise has worked extensively with very large family businesses in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North and South America and is used to deal with complex governance and wealth situations. Her key areas of expertise are governance, succession, liquidity events, ownership, wealth and philanthropy. Denise is also a certified coach working with the Solution Focused Coaching approach (based on brief therapies and positive psychology) and an accredited Lifo® Licensee. She has written several books and articles on family businesses and has received several awards for her research work.

Ernesto J. Poza is an internationally recognized, top-rated speaker and consultant to family-owned businesses. He is Clinical Professor of Global Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is founder of E. J. Poza Associates, a consulting firm that has assisted family businesses in their continuity efforts for the past 25 years. He has written seven books and editions and over 50 articles in professional journals and been quoted in periodicals, including the Financial Times, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He has researched the unique competitive advantages of family-owned companies on a global basis, generational transfers, patterns of sustainability in centennial family companies and best practices in governing the family–enterprise relationship.  


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Reviews

'Governance in Family Enterprises is the most comprehensive and practical resource on best practices. The authors appreciate that governance is more art than science, and they bring particularly special insights into governing family offices, family foundations and serial enterprising families. The book is greatly enriched with wonderfully global examples and role models.'

- John L. Ward, Clinical Professor of Family Enterprises, Kellogg School of Management, USA

'With over fifty years of experience as researchers and advisors to family enterprises, these authors combine their insights on family and business governance to provide a thought-provoking account of governance systems, how to bring them to life and modify them as they evolve over time. A valuable educational guide for advisors and family members alike!'

- Pramodita Sharma, Sanders Professor of Family Business, University of

Vermont and Editor, Family Business Review

'This book allows family businesses and their business-owning families to develop their very specific governance and dare to manage crises themselves. An excellent contribution to the world of family businesses.'

-Andrea Prym-Bruck, Prym, Germany, founded in 1540, XIX generation