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Essentials of a Niche Customer Care Division

An efficient customer care division is an important tool to the success of any business. Whether it is consumer durables, electronics or any other product, it is required that the customers’ needs and requirements are fulfilled to attain their maximum satisfaction. There have been numerous researches that have been done to understand the exact requirements of the customers. It has been said that 71 percent of the customers expect the company to value their time. The primary mode of…

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Added by Ashley Elizabeth on October 1, 2016 at 16:27 — No Comments

New Masters Programmes with a Family Business Focus

Very pleased to see our new Masters programmes with a family business focus highlighted in Tharawat - the magazine for family businesses. The MBA (Family and Smaller Enterprises) is designed for those who have business experience, whilst the MSc programme is more suitable for those who are making the transition into studying business. Funding options are available for the MBA programme for  Scottish students via the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. For further details contact me at…

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Added by Claire Seaman on May 12, 2016 at 16:23 — No Comments

Applications Welcome for PhD Research in Family Business

We will shortly be advertising three areas where we would be keen to see PhD level research developed - for further details contact me direct at cseaman.ac.uk.

Topics

1: Resilience and Innovation in Scottish Family Farm Businesses

Scottish farming is…

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Added by Claire Seaman on January 25, 2016 at 14:57 — No Comments

A Special Issue of Futures on the Future of Family Business is now available for free access for a linited period of time

We (Kathleen Randerson, Giovanna Dossena and Alain Fayolle) are happy to announce the publication of a special issue in the journal Futures: the journal of policy, planning and futures studies, vol. 75.

Futures®, Elsevier and the guest editors are happy to offer you free access to our articles until March 3rd, 2016, just follow the links…

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Added by Claire Seaman on January 20, 2016 at 17:05 — No Comments

Importance of Business Education and Its Significance to Business World

Successful individuals in the business environment usually have a mix of education and experience relating to business concepts and principles. Business education involves teaching students the fundamentals, theories and processes of business. Today, students hone their skills through practical experience, which is a part of business education these days.



Importance of Business Education:…

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Added by Tim Scott on December 11, 2014 at 11:27 — No Comments

Globalization and Business & Finance

The integration of economies and societies through cross country flow of information, ideas, technology, goods, services, capital, finance and people has been termed as globalization. During the past two decades, businesses and financial markets around the world have become increasingly interconnected.



This overall globalization of economies has brought significant impacts to investors and savers. Besides this, it also has…

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Added by Tim Scott on December 3, 2014 at 5:20 — No Comments

Sustainability and the Family Business

Great feedback on the family business event held in Edinburgh on Friday: http://www.ajenterprises.co.uk/2014/04/28/smes-family-businesses-can-better-utilise-education/

Added by Claire Seaman on April 28, 2014 at 18:22 — No Comments

Creating an Effective Web Presence for Family Businesses

Interesting work on creating an effective web presence for family businesses form students at the University of Salford.

http://blogs.salford.ac.uk/business-school/effective-web-presence-for-family-businesses/

Added by Claire Seaman on April 6, 2014 at 15:25 — No Comments

Sustainability: The Challenge Facing Scotland's SME and Family Businesses

SMEs account for 99.3% of all private sector enterprises in Scotland and 63% of SMEs are family businesses. Their success and long term sustainability is of crucial importance to Scotland’s economies and communities.

Supporting Scotland’s SMEs and family businesses is vital. Yet in Scotland, we appear to be lagging behind America and parts of Europe in providing the background of knowledge, skills, help and support needed by business families, the majority of which are…

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Added by Claire Seaman on February 25, 2014 at 14:07 — No Comments

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research - Call for Book Reviews

The International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research currently has a large number of books available for review, some of which focus on family enterprise. If anyone would be interested in becoming a book reviewer please let me know at cseaman@qmu.ac.uk.

Added by Claire Seaman on January 29, 2014 at 8:48 — No Comments

A Vision For Family Businesses in Scotland by Martin Stepek; CEO of the Scottish Family Business Association

 A Scottish Family Business Vision

 The Importance of Family Businesses to Scotland

 

1. The Economy

 According to recent Scottish government data 63% of SMEs consider themselves family businesses. Extrapolation from other data suggests 41 of Scotland's 100 largest indigenous businesses are family-owned. Examples include Wm Grant & Sons, D.C. Thomson, Arnold Clark and Baxters. An estimated 50% of all private sector employees work…

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Added by Claire Seaman on January 6, 2014 at 13:22 — No Comments

Thanks but No Thanks - do the Next Generation Actually Want to Take on the Business?

Longevity is of interest to every family business but according to Sue Prestney, that might soon be a thing of the past. Prestney, who is the Australian chairman of MGI and a partner in the Melbourne office, says there are worrying signs ahead for family business. Thought provoking from Australia:

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Added by Claire Seaman on October 18, 2013 at 8:24 — No Comments

Nutrition and Food Science: Special Issue in Gastronomy

Nutrition & Food Science

 

Special Issue in Gastronomy

 

Call for Papers

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Added by Claire Seaman on October 10, 2013 at 11:24 — No Comments

Nutrition and Food Science: Special Issue in Gastronomy

Nutrition & Food Science

 

Special Issue in Gastronomy

 

Call for Papers

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Added by Claire Seaman on October 10, 2013 at 11:24 — No Comments

The Oldest Family Businesses in Scotland

Following the launch last week of the report into ‘The Oldest Family Businesses in Scotland’ here is the link to a pdf for your information. This was the first time that research has been undertaken to identify some of the oldest family firms in Scotland.  It was not an easy process to identify the oldest family firms and we will continue to look for further ‘gems’ which will be added online and to future editions of this report from Family Business United.  Undoubtedly, there will be other…

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Added by Claire Seaman on October 8, 2013 at 15:12 — No Comments

The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards

Last chance to nominate family businesses for the Herald Family Business Awards, http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/company-news/family-businesses-vying-for-accolades.22333788

Added by Claire Seaman on October 8, 2013 at 8:07 — No Comments

Celebrating Family Businesses in Hospitality and Tourism

Celebrating Family Businesses in Hospitality and Tourism

 

Special Issue Call for Papers

 

Guest Editors: Dr Claire Seaman, Richard Bent and Professor Donald Getz

The Journal of Family Business Management aims to provide a wide ranging forum for the inter-disciplinary discussion and information exchange on family business related topics, with the aim of advancing both conceptual…

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Added by Claire Seaman on September 22, 2013 at 18:49 — No Comments

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