Management for Professionals
cover

Managing Business Family Dynasties

Between Family, Organisation, and Network

Authors: Rüsen, Tom A., Kleve, Heiko, von Schlippe, Arist

  • Provides deep insights into the solution strategies for big family management in Germany
  • Highlights the central questions in managing medium to large shareholder groups of family businesses
  • Follows a structured approach in addressing issues such as shareholder management, succession, among others
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 58,84 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-82619-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-82618-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book deals with dynastic business families. Such families are characterized by a circle of owners comprising more than 50 family members, which typically face specific issues and challenges for which there has been little research knowledge and practical approaches until now. The book presents results and findings from a special research project on “big family management” where 7 representatives of dynastic families from Germany were studied over a 3-year period. The result was the identification of six topic areas that management in these business families has to deal with. At the same time, the study observes that dynastic business families hardly follow the logic of classic families anymore, but can rather be understood as networks with common family backgrounds. The study also reveals that a large number of business families are heading for large shareholder groups due to changed inheritance practices. The contents outlined here provide an orientation framework for the growing business family.

About the authors

Prof. Tom A. Rüsen is the managing director of the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU) at Witten/Herdecke University (Germany) and serves as the CEO of the WIFU-Foundation. He is also an honorary professor and project initiator of the "Big Family Management" research project. The WIFU is a leading research institute in the field of family businesses in Europe and has unique access to practice through which current issues in family businesses and business families can be identified and researched.

Prof. Heiko Kleve is the academic director of WIFU and holder of the WIFU-Foundation Endowed Chair for Organisation and Development of Business Families at the Witten/Herdecke University (Germany). He is a project participant in the "Big Family Management" research project.

 Prof. Arist von Schlippe is the former academic director of WIFU and holder of the WIFU-Foundation Endowed Chair for Leadership and Dynamics in Family Businesses at Witten/Herdecke University (Germany). He is a project participant in the "Big Family Management" research project.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Dynastic Business Families and the “Big Family Management” Research Project

    Pages 1-5

    Rüsen, Tom A. (et al.)

  • The Dynastic Business Family as Family, Organisation and Network

    Pages 7-18

    Rüsen, Tom A. (et al.)

  • Six Key Issues and Challenges in Managing Dynastic Business Families

    Pages 19-32

    Rüsen, Tom A. (et al.)

  • Committee Structure and Participation Opportunities: Forms of “Appropriate” Family Governance for Dynastic Business Families

    Pages 33-45

    Rüsen, Tom A. (et al.)

  • Communication Within the Dynastic Business Family

    Pages 47-57

    Rüsen, Tom A. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 58,84 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-82619-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-82618-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Services for this Book

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Business Family Dynasties
Book Subtitle
Between Family, Organisation, and Network
Authors
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-82619-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-82619-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-82618-5
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 124
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
Topics