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Governance in Family Enterprises: Maximising Economic and Emotional Success

Alexander Koeberle-Schmid Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez Ernesto Poza

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Palgrave Macmillan
09 December 2013
Business & Economics; Management & management techniques; Corporate governance & responsibilities; Ownership & organisation of enterprises
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.
By:   Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ernesto Poza
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   516g
ISBN:   9781137293893
ISBN 10:   1137293896
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   09 December 2013
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
PREFACE PART I. STRUCTURES FOR FAMILY BUSINESS: FAMILY BUSINESS GOVERNANCE 1. Family Business Governance 2. Governance Challenges 3. Governance Evolution 4. Professional Ownership PART II. STRUCTURES FOR BUSINESS: BUSINESS GOVERNANCE 5. Board of Directors 6. Chief Executive Officer 7. Control Instruments PART III. STRUCTURES FOR FAMILY: FAMILY GOVERNANCE 8. Family Council and Family Manager 9. Family Philanthropic Foundation 10. Family Office PART IV. DOCUMENTATION OF GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES: FAMILY CONSTITUTION 11. Governance Code for Family Enterprises 12. Family Constitution 13. Conclusion

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(R) 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.

Reviews for Governance in Family Enterprises: Maximising Economic and Emotional Success

'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


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