Family Business Models: Practical Solutions for the Family Business

Family Business Models: Practical Solutions for the Family Business


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An exceptional new work on family business, showing how to maintain a balanced relationship between the family and the company, andensure satisfactory business results. This roadmap helps the reader tobuild better managed and more stable family firms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230246522
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/13/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 181
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ALBERTO GIMENO is Associate Professor at ESADE Business School, and responsible for the Family Business Program and the Advanced Management Program. He is also a Permanent Visiting Professor at the Witterner Institut fr Familienunternehmen (WIFU), the most recognized family business institute in German speaking countries. Gimeno has worked in the family business area for over 20 years, and his management approach has been tested and used by more than 3000 family businesses worldwide.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ivan Lansberg Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 - History of Family Business Management Chapter 2 - Family Business Management Formula Structural Management of the Family Business Family Complexity Business Complexity Effects of complexity on the family business Structure Chapter 3 - Family Business Models Captain Model Emperor Model Family Team Model Professional Family Model Corporation Model Family Investment Group (FIG) Model Comparative analysis of the models Mindset and structure: how thoughts influence deeds Chapter 4 - Family Business Management Management in the Captain Model Management in the Emperor Model Management in the Family Team Model Management in the Professional Family Model (PFM) Management in the Corporation Model Management in the Family Investment Group Model Mixed models Family business management triangle Conclusions Appendix - Details of Structure

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