Family Business Ownership: How to Be an Effective Shareholder

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Ownership in a family business can be a rewarding and important role.  It means stewardship, protection and nurturing the family business.  As a guide for shareholders, this book will developing understanding and insight into the role of becoming more valuable as an owner, not just financially, but intellectually and emotionally as well.  It aims to provide the philosophical foundation that will support the decisions owners make about technical and legal issues and to help all shareholders ...

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Overview

Ownership in a family business can be a rewarding and important role.  It means stewardship, protection and nurturing the family business.  As a guide for shareholders, this book will developing understanding and insight into the role of becoming more valuable as an owner, not just financially, but intellectually and emotionally as well.  It aims to provide the philosophical foundation that will support the decisions owners make about technical and legal issues and to help all shareholders understand how to be constructive in their roles.  Ownership ought to be an interesting, challenging, profitable, and spiritually enriching experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891652059
  • Publisher: Family Enterprise Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Family Business Leadership Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 67

Meet the Author

Craig E. Aronoff is 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.

John L. Ward is 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 Wisdom and Family 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.

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction: On Being an Owner
• II. What is a Family Business Owner
• III. The Power of Cohesive Ownership
• IV. The "Ownership Attitude"
• V. Roles and Responsibilities: Owners, Directors, and Managers
• VI. Preparing and Nurturing Good Owners
• VII. Owners By Choice
• VIII. Managing the Insider-Outsider Dilemmas
• IX. Summary
• Glossary
• Suggested Readings and Resources
• Index

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