A FAMILY MATTER 

Understanding family business relationships

In order to run a successful family business, having a proper governance structure, high profits, and global brand recognition is not enough; none of these things matter once relationships between family members turn sour and conflict rears its ugly head. 

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Family Relationships Articles

Forged in Fire: Family Resilience during Times of Crisis

Forged in Fire: Family Resilience during Times of Crisis

Editorial by Dennis T Jaffe, PhD and James Grubman, PhD  Recent financial and social upheavals have shaken every family’s experience of well-being, including perspectives on wealth. Recovering from the shock and pain characterised by the first...
Hello Kitty and the Culture of Giving to the Next Generation

Hello Kitty and the Culture of Giving to the Next Generation

In a gesture reminiscent of the same gift-giving spirit characterised by his popular Hello Kitty creation, 92-year-old Shintaro Tsuji ceded his leadership of Sanrio, the Tokyo-based company he founded just over 60 years ago...
Ideal: The Successful Marketing Formula of a Leading Detergent Manufacturer

Ideal Manufacturing: The Family Business Film

Partner Content by Family Business Films The wait is over. Family Business Films, a collaboration between Orbis Terra Media, the Swiss Content Studio and Publishing House that brings you Tharawat Magazine; and Mark Hopkins, the award-winning...
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Behind the Scenes – IDEAL: A Family Business Film

In late 2019, the Family Business Films team travelled to the UK to create a mini-documentary on second-generation family business IDEAL. This innovative detergent manufacturer aims for sustainability along its supply chain and is owned...
A Healthy Family Enterprise is a Balancing Act

A Healthy Family Enterprise is a Balancing Act

By Professor Peter Vogel, Director of IMD Global Family Business Center  It is estimated that family-controlled businesses make up approximately two-thirds of the world’s businesses. Their impact on global GDP and job creation is commensurate...