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Ownership and Management

Ignoring the strategic landscape of the business itself, family firms can focus too heavily on leadership transition because of emotional reasons, says Andrew Keyt. Has succession overshadowed the harder long-term business goals?

The relationship between fairness and how decisions are made


Our 2004 Conference brought together a broad group of speakers including some leading family business owners – from across the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and the Netherlands – to discuss their perspectives on the issue of managing transitions. Here’s my pick of some of the most interesting discussion points that came up.

Sweet Delight Bakery is a family-owned business that operates a network of bakeries in British Columbia.

A spate of international financial scandals has forced governments to crack down on corporations, bringing corporate governance to the fore. But are the recommended steps to improve corporate behaviour fully applicable to family firms?

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