The Family Enterprise Challenge
Understand the challenges of family business
The challenges faced in family-owned firms differ substantially from those in other companies and include leadership and ownership succession, interaction of family and business, the role of owners, and family relationships.
The Family Enterprise Challenge programme offers a unique environment for you to better understand and address your specific family business issues. You will benefit from the latest thinking and best practices on a wide range of family enterprise topics. The programme is designed so that you can immediately apply the learning to your own situation, and experience a higher level of communication within your family group. Strict confidentiality is maintained throughout the course.
- Greater understanding of the challenges and dynamics of family businesses
- Better insight into governance structures and processes
- Smoother transitions
- Improve your personal communication skills
- Enhanced dialogue within your family team
- Adoption of fairer decision-making processes
- Development of concrete family action plans
A view from INSEAD on:
Battle for the Boardroom
(INSEAD Knowledge - Apr 2013)
A rising tide of public and shareholder discontent over executive pay packets, corporate accountability and responsibility are forcing boards to be more transparent, diverse and independent. Asia is also catching on fast. Read the article.
Entreprendre en famille : savoir gérer les relations parents-enfants
(Les Echos - 27 Jan 2012)
This article reports that family enterprises represent 60% of companies in France and asks INSEAD Professor Christine Blondel about how divergent opinions can be managed in these companies. (In French) Click here to read the article.
The Family That Goes To School Together...
(The Wall Street Journal - 22 August 2011)
Family businesses are discovering a new venue where they can work out their problems: the classroom. Professor Randel Carlock was interviewed. Click here to read the article.
Trouble at family mill? Call in ‘CEO’
(Business Times – 12 Apr 2011)
Randel Carlock, the Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership, explains that family-owned companies need to be run with emotional, as well as professional, leadership. Click here to read the article.
Campden FB's top 50 family business leaders
(Campden FB - 2 March 2011)
Campden FB has compiled a list of the top 50 family business leaders in the world, with the aid of four senior family experts, including Randel Carlock, the Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership. Click here to read the article.