• Joseph H. Astrachan
  • Annelie K. Stider
Part of the A Family Business Publication book series (AFBP)


Family in business is like a nuclear reaction. In an uncontrolled state, family can be as explosive a hydrogen bomb, and in a controlled state as efficient and powerful as a nuclear power plant. But how does a family achieve a controlled state? How can a family protect against circumstances that can destabilize and lead to explosions? This chapter examines the core issues in the family, and provides some ideas as to how to manage and develop the family.


Family Business Business Owner Financial Asset Family Meeting Business Angel 
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© Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez and John L. Ward 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph H. Astrachan
    • 1
  • Annelie K. Stider
    • 2
  1. 1.Kennesaw State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden

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