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Consulting to Family Businesses Contracting, Assessment, and Implementation

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ISBN-10: 078796249X

ISBN-13: 9780787962494

Edition: 2002

Authors: William G. Dyer, Jane Hilburt-Davis

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This resource, based on traditional organizational development (OD) methodology of action research and managing change, teaches how to understand the uniqueness of family businesses and family business consulting and recognize the ways that OD methods can be used with family businesses.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Figures, Tables, and Exhibits
The Family Business System
Why Family Business Consulting?
What Is a Family Business?
Family Firm Systems
Family Business Consulting
The Development of the Field
Characteristics of "Healthy" Family Businesses
Healthy Family Businesses
Unhealthy Family Enterprises
Strengths and Weaknesses
Consulting to Family Businesses
Contracting and Assessment
The Consulting Process
First Contact
Chemistry Meeting
Proposal/Engagement Letter/Contract
Assessment and Diagnosis
Are We There Yet?
Feedback and Planning
Feedback and Action Planning
Creating New Solutions
Planning Ahead: After the Feedback Session
Additional Tips for a Feedback Meeting
Dealing with Conflicts
Intervening in Family Firms
Intervening in Family Firms
Implementation Phase of the Action Research Model
The Intervention Grid
Types of Interventions
Family Dynamics Issues
Guidelines for Interventions
Helping Family Firms Make Developmental Transitions
Developmental Stages and Tasks
Transitional Dynamics
Assessing the Client's Abilities to Work Through Developmental Stages
Guidelines for Consultants
Implications for Practice
The Family Business Consultant
Skills and Ethics of the Family Business Consultant
Knowledge and Skills Required
Multidisciplinary Teams
Ethical Issues
Special Situations and Challenges
Gender Issues
Nonfamily Managers
Family Office/Family Foundations
The Rewards and Challenges of Consulting to Family Businesses
About the Series
Statement of the Board
Afterword to the Series
About the Editors
About the Authors