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EDHEC Family Business Centre. Sustaining Family Business Growth

85% of businesses in the OECD are family owned
  • COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY, DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONALIZATION WITHIN THE FAMILY BUSINESSInterview with Dr. Yan Du

    Dr. Yan Du is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Family Business. She is actively involved in the EDHEC Family Business Centre, mainly doing research on corporate governance in family businesses. She has also developed specialized courses which incorporate family business topics in accounting and management control.

  • INTERVIEW WITH RENATA BERNARDON, VISITING RESEARCHER AT THE EDHEC FAMILY BUSINESS CENTRE
  • HOW TO MAINTAIN FAMILY BUSINESS SUCCESS IN A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE MARKET?Lessons from Philippe D’Ornano, Chairman of Sisley

    In an exclusive interview, Philippe D’Ornano shares with us highlights from his journey growing up in a business environment with his family and his outlook for future generations.

  • INNOVATION WITH LIMITED RESOURCES (VIDEO)Management lessons from the German Mittelstand

    The article "Innovation with Limited Resources: Management Lessons from the German Mittelstand" co-authored by Lorraine Uhlaner, professor of Management at EDHEC Business School, Alfredo De Massis, David Audretsch and Nadine Kammerlaner has just been published online. Based on a survey of existing literature, archival data and 35 interviews with representatives of 20 highly innovative German Mittelstand firms, the publication explains how successfully innovate with lacking resources.

  • FAMILY BUSINESS SUCCESSION: FROM DREAM TO REALITY

    “In the name of Gucci”, “Steinberg: The breakup of a family empire” or “Dethroning the King: The hostile takeover of Anheuser-Busch” to cite a few, are documented books about the success and failure of emblematic business families. Standalone from the facts, what strikes the reader most is the key role played by emotions in shaping the family and business behavior along the succession process.



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