Managing for the Long Run: Lessons in Competitive Advantage from Great Family Businesses

Managing for the Long Run: Lessons in Competitive Advantage from Great Family Businesses

by Danny Miller, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller
     
 

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Conventional thinking holds that family-controlled businesses are beset by inherent weaknesses from "clan" cultures to stable ownership that hobble success and erode competitive advantage. This book argues that those very traits are part of what has ensured the sustained success of some of the world's leading and long-lived family controlled businesses. This is

Overview


Conventional thinking holds that family-controlled businesses are beset by inherent weaknesses from "clan" cultures to stable ownership that hobble success and erode competitive advantage. This book argues that those very traits are part of what has ensured the sustained success of some of the world's leading and long-lived family controlled businesses. This is not a book for "mom and pop" family businesses. Rather, it is for firms of all kinds and sizes who want to emulate the strategies of the best family-controlled businesses for long term success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591394150
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
01/04/2005
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author


Danny Miller is a Professor of Strategy at HEC Montreal and Chair in Family Enterprise & Strategy at the University of Alberta. Isabelle Le Breton-Miller is a human resources consultant and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at the University of Alberta.

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