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March 1, 2004

Corporate social responsibility sounds cool, but seems a contra­diction in terms in an ever-aggressive global business landscape. But it is part of the business remit for Bahrain’sKanoo Group of companies

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Corporate social responsibility sounds cool, but seems a contra­diction in terms in an ever-aggressive global business landscape. But it is part of the business remit for Bahrain'sKanoo Group of companies

March 1, 2004

Family businesses which pass premises down between generations could be caught in Britain’s plans to close loopholes in the inheritance tax regime, say experts familiar with the Labour government’s new budget proposals.

Family businesses which pass premises down between generations could be caught in Britain's plans to close loopholes in the inheritance tax regime, say experts familiar with the Labour government's new budget proposals.

"To date, most people's attention has been focused on the impact the government's plans will have on gifts between spouses such as a share in the marital home," said Richard Kirby, a partner at City law firm Speechly Bircham.

January 1, 2004

Willem van Eeghen is managing director of Van Eeghen International, a 14th-generation privately held business based in Amsterdam and with activity in 60 countries. Since 1662 the company has been active in commodities, shipping, private banking, insurance and food ingredients. Today the firm’s core business lies in functional and dehydrated food ingredients. Willem is married to Petra and they have three sons – Feike, Max and Boudewijn and a daughter, Erica

Willem van Eeghen is managing director of Van Eeghen International, a 14th-generation privately held business based in Amsterdam and with activity in 60 countries. Since 1662 the company has been active in commodities, shipping, private banking, insurance and food ingredients. Today the firm's core business lies in functional and dehydrated food ingredients. Willem is married to Petra and they have three sons – Feike, Max and Boudewijn and a daughter, Erica

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January 1, 2004

“I believe that an objective outsider really can get things addressed. The presence of a camera, oddly enough, also helps”

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

"I believe that an objective outsider really can get things addressed. The presence of a camera, oddly enough, also helps"

January 1, 2004

Just one year before the Bonnier Group celebrates its 200th anniversary, the Bonnier Group were the recipients of the 2003 IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award

Joachim Schwass is Professor of Family Business IMD and Director, the IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Family Business Centre.

Just one year before the Bonnier Group celebrates its 200th anniversary, the Bonnier Group were the recipients of the 2003 IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award

January 1, 2004

It’s been 10 years since the late Leonard Schnitzer took Schnitzer Steel Industries public and while his family may by weary of increasing media scrutiny it seems a small price to pay for the scrap metal concern’s stunning financial success

Scott McCulloch is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

It's been 10 years since the late Leonard Schnitzer took Schnitzer Steel Industries public and while his family may by weary of increasing media scrutiny it seems a small price to pay for the scrap metal concern's stunning financial success

January 1, 2004

Just Born’s Peeps outnumber humans by four to one in their homeland. Now the company is to expand that reach internationally with a bold migration strategy

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Just Born's Peeps outnumber humans by four to one in their homeland. Now the company is to expand that reach internationally with a bold migration strategy

January 1, 2004

In the span of two generations and with a cavalier disregard for which came first, Arthur and Frank Perdue built a billion dollar empire on eggs and chickens. Jim Perdue, CEO, has pledged to go one better

Scott McCulloch is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

In the span of two generations and with a cavalier disregard for which came first, Arthur and Frank Perdue built a billion dollar empire on eggs and chickens. Jim Perdue, CEO, has pledged to go one better

January 1, 2004

A virtual icon at American breakfast tables, Smucker’s jams have taken their rightful place as one of the family. To this day, family values remain a key ingredient of the company’s success

Dennis Jaffe is Professor at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, author of Working With The Ones You Love and a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group. 

Tim Habbershon is the Founding Director of the Institute for Family Enterprising at Babson College. He is a Professor of Entrepreneurship holding the President's Term Chair.

A virtual icon at American breakfast tables, Smucker's jams have taken their rightful place as one of the family. To this day, family values remain a key ingredient of the company's success

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