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November 1, 2006

Despite the diminishing role of family-controlled firms in the UK stock market, evidence suggests that the family business PLC model works and can offer value to all stakeholders. Panikkos Poutziouris presents the evidence

Panikkos Poutziouris is Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Family Business at the Cyprus International Institute of Management and Visiting Fellow at Manchester Business School, UK.

Despite the diminishing role of family-controlled firms in the UK stock market, evidence  suggests that the family business PLC model works and can offer value to all stakeholders. Panikkos Poutziouris presents the evidence

November 1, 2006

Russia and China are as promising as they are problematic for British fine wine institution Berry Bros & Rudd, as chairman Simon Berry tells Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Russia and China are as promising as they are problematic for British fine wine institution Berry Bros & Rudd, as chairman Simon Berry tells Melanie Stern

November 1, 2006

In Italy drinking coffee is more a way of life than a simple pleasure. Suzy Bibko discovers the secret of the perfect espresso bean and what the coffee tradition means to Andrea Illy, CEO of illycaffé

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

In Italy drinking coffee is more a way of life than a simple pleasure. Suzy Bibko discovers the secret of the perfect espresso bean and what the coffee tradition means to Andrea Illy, CEO of illycaffé

November 1, 2006

Many family businesses that made the decision to go public several decades ago have been disappointed. François de Visscher explains why, though a complex and risky path, going private could be for the long-term benefit of the business

François de Visscher  is founder and president of the family business consultancy de Visscher & Co. www.devisscher.com

Many family businesses that made the decision to go public several decades ago have been disappointed. François de Visscher explains why, though a complex and risky path, going private could be for the long-term benefit of the business

September 1, 2006

It is rarely a straightforward process and almost always a stressful one. Julian Lewis offers a few useful tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of selling your family business while, at the same time, negotiating the most profitable sale

Julian Lewis is head of the London Corporate Team at Halliwells, a UK law firm. He specialises in the sale of privately-owned businesses.

It is rarely a straightforward process and almost always a stressful one. Julian Lewis offers a few useful tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of selling your family business while, at the same time, negotiating the most profitable sale

September 1, 2006

Boeing’s Alan Mulally has accepted perhaps the most dangerous job in big business as CEO of Ford. Can he fix the besieged autos giant – or has he just been drafted in to take the heat off Bill and the family? Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Boeing's Alan Mulally has accepted perhaps the most dangerous job in big business as CEO of Ford. Can he fix the besieged autos giant – or has he just been drafted in to take the heat off Bill and the family? Melanie Stern reports

September 1, 2006

How do you inspire a generation with its own career aspirations and dreams to want to join and lead the family business? That’s the task for Chinese sauces giant Lee Kum Kee, as David Lee tells Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

How do you inspire a generation with its own career aspirations and dreams to want to join and lead the family business? That's the task for Chinese sauces giant Lee Kum Kee, as David Lee tells Melanie Stern

September 1, 2006

In the past ten years, cocktails have made a comeback – and it’s in no small part due to a spirits company with ten generations behind it. Suzy Bibko talks unconventional marketing with the Nolet family and how it has paid off in the success of their Ketel One Vodka

Suzy Bibko  is editor of Families in Business.

In the past ten years, cocktails have made a comeback – and it's in no small part due to a spirits company with ten generations behind it. Suzy Bibko talks unconventional marketing with the Nolet family and how it has paid off in the success of their Ketel One Vodka

September 1, 2006

GMR Group was founded just 30 years ago by G M Rao. Through its energy, transportation and charitable initiatives, Suzy Bibko discovers that it is helping create a stronger India – and building a sound family business infrastructure at the same time

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

GMR Group was founded just 30 years ago by G M Rao. Through its energy, transportation and charitable initiatives, Suzy Bibko discovers that it is helping create a stronger India – and building a sound family business infrastructure at the same time

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