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It’s about control: family businesses in Germany

Bill Simmons worked in his father’s fashion house for several years after graduating from university.

In the last three months, my travels in the family business world have taken me to events in Trier, Paris and Chicago, so I have covered a lot of ground in the pursuit of learning and sharing new family business knowledge.

Christopher Oughtred is Chairman and Joint Managing Director of William Jackson & Son Limited, which was founded in Hull, England in 1851. Christopher is one of five fifth generation family members who work in the business and is a Trustee of the UK Chapter of the Family Business Network. He is married to Penny and has 2 children, Mark and Joe

Kikkoman: Company, Clan and Community, by W Mark Fruin
Harvard University Press; ISBN 0-674-50340-6; US$35

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