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September 30, 2011

A big revolt by institutional investors against the current New Corporation board is likely, according to a shareholders advisory group, but the Murdoch family is still expected to retain its prominent position at the media conglomerate. 

A big revolt by institutional investors against the current New Corporation board is likely, according to a shareholders advisory group, but the Murdoch family is still expected to retain its prominent position at the media conglomerate.

August 26, 2010

Ken McCracken and Hakan Hillerstrom discuss new guidelines that are designed to encourage corporate governance best practice in family-owned companies

In March 2010, the European Confederation of Director's Association (ecoDa) published a set of corporate governance guidelines intended to be implemented by unlisted companies. Based on similar guidelines already available in Spain, Belgium and Finland, other countries across Europe are currently discussing how to adapt the ecoDa guidelines for their own use.

June 18, 2010

As with elsewhere in the world, the news from the Middle East has not been great of late. Dubai's debt crisis was allied to the unravelling of a regional lending practice in which both individuals and companies were given substantial loans with no clear active back-up, collateral or cash flow projections that would validate the terms of the loan, writes Constantin Salameh.

As with elsewhere in the world, the news from the Middle East has not been great of late. Dubai's debt crisis was allied to the unravelling of a regional lending practice in which both individuals and companies were given substantial loans with no clear active back-up, collateral or cash flow projections that would validate the terms of the loan, writes Constantin Salameh.

July 1, 2007

FOSS, the world’s leading provider of analytical instruments, has just celebrated its 50th birthday. Marc Smith talks to the founder and his son about FOSS’s unique governance structure, its innovative new product development and branching out into South America

Marc Smith is acting editor of Families in Business.

FOSS, the world's leading provider of analytical instruments, has just celebrated its 50th birthday. Marc Smith talks to the founder and his son about FOSS's unique governance structure, its innovative new product development and branching out into South America

July 1, 2004

A spate of international financial scandals has forced governments to crack down on corporations, bringing corporate governance to the fore. But are the recommended steps to improve corporate behaviour fully applicable to family firms?

Hywel Lewis is a freelance financial journalist specialising in family business.

A spate of international financial scandals has forced governments to crack down on corporations, bringing corporate governance to the fore. But are the recommended steps to improve corporate behaviour fully applicable to family firms?

March 1, 2004

Crises in emerging economies and scandals in developed countries have converged business opinion the world over on one central issue: corporate governance. But what is it and how does it affect family businesses in Lebanon?

Josiane Fahed-Srieh is Assistant Professor of Management and Director of the Family and Entrepreneurial Business Institute at the Lebanese American University.

Crises in emerging economies and scandals in developed countries have converged business opinion the world over on one central issue: corporate governance. But what is it and how does it affect family businesses in Lebanon?

September 1, 2003

Many family businesses may feel they are insulated from the current pressure on improvement of corporate governance but could benefit from the wisdom, experience and family detachment that a non-executive director has to offer

Peter Breen is a Senior Partner in Heidrick & Struggles' London office and is a member of the European Board Practice. His work in executive search has covered a wide range of executive and non-executive appointments, from small entrepreneurial start-ups through medium-sized businesses to large global corporations.

Many family businesses may feel they are insulated from the current pressure on improvement of corporate governance but could benefit from the wisdom, experience and family detachment that a non-executive director has to offer

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