Keeping the Family Business Healthy How to Plan for Continuing Growth, Profitability, and Family Leadership

ISBN-10: 0230111211

ISBN-13: 9780230111219

Edition: 2011

Authors: John L. Ward

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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/11/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 286
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Craig E. Aronoffis Co-founder, Principal, and Chairman of the Board, of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. He is a leading consultant, speaker, writer, and educator in the family business field.  Aronoff is perhaps the most prolific writer in the family business field.  As the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current Professor Emeritus at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA, Aronoff invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family Business Forum, which has served as a model of family business education universities world-wide. He has held the Dinos Eminent Scholar Distinguished Chair of Private Enterprise and was a professor of management in Kennesaw State's Coles College of Business.  The Aronoff Professorship of Family Business at Kennesaw State University was named in his honor.Joseph H. Astrachanis a Principal in the Family Business Consulting Group, Wachovia Eminent Scholar Chair of Family Business, Professor of Learning and Professional Development, and Director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center at the Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University.  In addition he is Distinguished Research Chair of Family Business at Loyola University Chicago’s Business School.  Internationally-known for his expertise in family business, he serves on the Corporate Boards of Beaulieu of America, Foley Equipment Company, Banner Properties, All Medical Personnel, and Devin Properties.  He is editor ofFamily Business Review, a scholarly publication of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) of which he is a former board member. Astrachan received the Richard Beckhard award, which is the Family Firm Institute’s highest honor for contributions to the field of family business, and the International Family Business Program Association’s Lifetime Achievement in Research Award.  John L. Wardis Co-founder of the Family Business Consulting Group Inc. He is Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and teaches strategic management, business leadership and family enterprise continuity. Ward is the author or co-author of several leading texts on family business,Keeping the Family Business Healthy,Creating Effective Boards for Private Enterprises,Strategic Planning for the Family Business,Perpetuating the Family Business,Unconventional WisdomandFamily Business Key Issues. He is also an author of a collection known as The Family Business Leadership Series, each focusing on specific issues family businesses face.

Tables and Figures
Foreword
Preface
The Challenge of Keeping a Family Firm Alive
Overcoming Barriers to Long-Term Business Health
Ensuring Family Interest in Leading the Business
Assessing the Firm's Financial and Market Situation
Developing a Strategic Plan for the Business
Planning the Family's Role in the Company's Future
Shaping a Business Strategy that Includes the Family
The Transition to New Leadership: Promoting a Revitalized Business Vision and Strategy
Epilogue: Making the Commitment to Plan for Future Generations
Family Business Values Questionnaire
Sample Financial Analysis of Business
Strategic Planning Worksheets
Sample Business Strategic Plan
Sample Family Strategic Plan
Democratic Capitalism
Note on Research on Family Businesses
References
Index
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