Unconventional Wisdom: Counterintuitive Insights for Family Business Success
Chapter 1. The Growth Dilemma in Family-Owned Firms (Peter Lorange).
Chapter 2. Unconventional Strategy: Why Family Firms Outperform (John L. Ward).
Chapter 3. Strategic Planning – It Starts with the Family (John L. Ward).
Chapter 4. How Family Business Culture is Different (Colleen Lief and Daniel Denison).
Chapter 5. Understanding the Successor’s Challenges (Joachim Schwass).
Chapter 6. An Effective Successor Development Strategy (Joachim Schwass).
Chapter 7. Resolving Conflict in Family Businesses: Don’t Be a Hostage to Family Harmony (George Kohlrieser).
Chapter 8. Effective Family Communications: It’s Not What’s Said That’s Important, But What’s Heard (Jean L. Kahwajy).
Chapter 9. The Family Constitution: It’s the Process That Counts, Not the Content (John L. Ward).
Chapter 10. Good News for Family Firms: You Don’t Need to Worry about the New Rules in Corporate Governance. But… (Ulrich Steger).
Chapter 11. The Value of Hands-On Ownership (John L. Ward).
Chapter 12. Counterintuitive Insights (Colleen Lief and John L. Ward).
Ulrich Steger holds the Alcan Chair of Environmental Management at IMD, is Director of its research project on Corporate Sustainability Management, and leads IMD's Global Corporate Governance Research Initiative.
Joachim Schwass is Professor of Family Business and Director of the IMD-Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Family Business Center. He teaches Family Business and Entrepreneurial Management, is Program Director of the St.Moritz Family Business Seminar, and directs the Annual IMD Distinguished Family Business Award.
Jeannie Kahwajy is a professor of Organizational Behavior at IMD - International Institute for Management Development. Prior to joining IMD she worked as a coach, consultant, seminar leader and speaker.
George Kohlrieser, a clinical and organizational psychologist, is Professor of Organizational Behavior at IMD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Wright State University, Ohio, USA, an adjunct faculty member of Fielding Institute San Francisco, USA, and an adjunct faculty member of Zagreb University, Croatia.
"...the theory is well balanced, with plenty of practical advice. One to keep on the desk or kitchen table." (Management Today, 11th October 2005)
"...a fresh look at family businesses..." (Business Adviser, Winter 2005)
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