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Family Business

September 1, 2002

Selling the family business can be an emotionally taxing experience but vital for the future health of the company. However, private owners should consider the reasons for the sale before deciding on the best route

Maurice Smith is a business journalist with 20 years' experience in newspapers and broadcasting. He is the author of Great Scots in Family Business.

Selling the family business can be an emotionally taxing experience but vital for the future health of the company. However, private owners should consider the reasons for the sale before deciding on the best route

September 1, 2002

Fazer, one of Finland’s best known confectionery companies, has come a long way from its modest beginnings as a café in Helsinki, as fourth generation Majlen Fazer describes

Tarja Valde-Brown is senior communications consultant and deputy managing director at Eurofacts Oy, a Finnish public affairs and communications agency operating in the Baltic Sea region.

Fazer, one of Finland's best known confectionery companies, has come a long way from its modest beginnings as a café in Helsinki, as fourth generation Majlen Fazer describes

September 1, 2002

TS Group has been one of Finland’s leading pioneers in introducing new technology to newspaper production, and its subsidiary Hansaprint shows the value of a family-oriented approach

Päivi Hirvola is communications consultant at Eurofacts Oy, a Finnish public affairs and communications agency operating in the Baltic Sea region. Eurofacts is part of Fleishman-Hillard global communications network.

TS Group has been one of Finland's leading pioneers in introducing new technology to newspaper production, and its subsidiary Hansaprint shows the value of a family-oriented approach

September 1, 2002

Myllykoski may fight its battles in the international marketplace but behind it is the support of a robust and dedicated family, united in ownership and stewardship of its investment

Barbara Murray is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Myllykoski may fight its battles in the international marketplace but behind it is the support of a robust and dedicated family, united in ownership and stewardship of its investment

September 1, 2002

Innovative vision and strong values have guided GW Sohlberg through 125 years of mixed fortunes and unexpected surprises

Barbara Murray is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Innovative vision and strong values have guided GW Sohlberg through 125 years of mixed fortunes and unexpected surprises

Family business success often comes at a price and many lessons have been learned by the four generations of Sohlbergs who built and shaped GW Sohlberg. The most notable of these lessons is to make sure meticulous plans for continuity are in place – with the understanding that unexpected events may put these plans into complete disarray.

June 1, 2002

The Gekkeikan Sake Company has been a family business for almost four centuries and is currently in the hands of the 14th generation. Good management style and a pioneering spirit have helped them rise to the top in sake production

Sonia Totten is the founding member of FBN Japan.  Suzy Bibko is Editor-in-Chief of Families in Business magazine.

The Gekkeikan Sake Company has been a family business for almost four centuries and is currently in the hands of the 14th generation. Good management style and a pioneering spirit have helped them rise to the top in sake production

June 1, 2002

Christopher Oughtred is Chairman and Joint Managing Director of William Jackson & Son Limited, which was founded in Hull, England in 1851. Christopher is one of five fifth generation family members who work in the business and is a Trustee of the UK Chapter of the Family Business Network. He is married to Penny and has 2 children, Mark and Joe

Christopher Oughtred is Chairman and Joint Managing Director of William Jackson & Son Limited, which was founded in Hull, England in 1851. Christopher is one of five fifth generation family members who work in the business and is a Trustee of the UK Chapter of the Family Business Network. He is married to Penny and has 2 children, Mark and Joe

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June 1, 2002

The Lindström family is a good example of how serial business families can use their past experience to avoid recurring ‘situations’ – and ultimately run a business that benefits the business and the family members involved

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez is President and Founder of the Family Business Network Suisse Romande, and Associate of The Family Business ­Consulting Group.

The Lindström family is a good example of how serial business families can use their past experience to avoid recurring 'situations' – and ultimately run a business that benefits the business and the family members involved

June 1, 2002

The ‘zaibatisu’ families were a powerful force in Japan’s economic activity, controlling the profits of all the major industries. Resentment from the public and left-wing politicians alike forced them out of existence – although some management sytems remain

Shigeaki Yasuoka is Honorary Professor (Faculty of Commerce) of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. He continues his research with a strong focus on Japanese business history.

The 'zaibatisu' families were a powerful force in Japan's economic activity, controlling the profits of all the major industries. Resentment from the public and left-wing politicians alike forced them out of existence – although some management sytems remain

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