Leading the Family Business Through Succession

How Different Generations Create Value Together

Balance legacy with transformation with this guide to leading and developing a family business through effective multigenerational collaboration.
EAN: 9781398617100
Edition: 1
Format: 234x156
288 pages

About the book

Leadership and Succession in Family Business examines leadership and succession in family business, showing how current and next generation members can develop the business side by side.

It challenges the traditional, hierarchical model of leadership and succession in family business, showing that this approach is no longer aligned to modern organizational needs. Instead, this book examines how current and next generations can bridge the gap and co-evolve as peers for a significant stretch of time. It outlines leadership practices families can employ to navigate the transition towards new ways of working together and how generations can collaborate to address the myriad challenges and opportunities affecting businesses today, balancing legacy and transformation.

This book is informed by methodologies tried-and-tested in years of MBA and executive-level teaching at business schools such as INSEAD, St Gallen and London Business School. Taking a global approach and drawing on cutting edge insights and research, it provides case studies and examples featuring family businesses from around the world, such as Europe, the Americas, the Far East and the Middle East, highlighting how different family businesses can learn from each other. It is ideal for MBA and executive level courses on family business and will also be of interest to family business leaders, advisors and managers.

About the authors

Harry Korine is a professor and consultant who advises business owners, board members and executives on leadership and value generation. He teaches corporate governance, global strategy and family business at the London Business School, the University of St. Gallen and INSEAD. He is based in London, UK.

Michael Hilb is founder of DBP Group and a board member of multiple organizations. He is a titular professor at the University of Fribourg and teaches strategy, entrepreneurship, corporate governance and family business at the Universities of St. Gallen and Zurich and Singapore Management University. He is based in Burgdorf, Switzerland.