February 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Please take this weeks Poll - go to the PollDaddy tab at the top of the page

A new feature has been added to the community today...a poll facility.

This weeks Poll is 'Do you think more needs to be done to raise the profile of family business studies?

Please take the Poll by clicking on the PollDaddy tab.

Regards,
Lorna

Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on February 27, 2010 at 18:57 — No Comments

Something for Practitioners - Businesses looking for licensees, distribution partners, strategic partners!

Some of you may be aware of this organisation. It is a useful link for any family businesses in technology, manufacturing or related industry.



The Enterprise Europe Network South West, amongst other things, try to link businesses who need help with licensing and distrubtion or development of products and technology.

Businesses can subscribe to their newsletter which posts opportunities....details below.…



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Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on February 25, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

Queen Margaret University PhD Studentships in Family Business

Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh has a number of PhD studentships available for the forthcoming year - and one of the areas where we would be very interested to see applications is research that relates to family businesses. Anyone interested in pursuing this opportunity should contact Claire Seaman at cseaman@qmu.ac.uk to discuss this further!

We are also very interested to hear from those who might be interested in self-funding…

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Added by Claire Seaman on February 24, 2010 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Franchising

I met Roy Emerson yesterday from the British Franchise Association. It occured to us that franchising might be a useful way for family businesses to build and grow their business.

Does anyone happen to know of a paper or article that discusses family businesses and franchising?

I would appreciate any help or thoughts community members might have about this topic.

Best wishes
Lorna

Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on February 23, 2010 at 23:28 — 4 Comments

Posting events

Dear Community Members

Please feel free to post any event you think might be of interest to the community.

Or contact me if you would like me to do this for you.

Best wishes

Lorna

Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on February 20, 2010 at 15:05 — No Comments

Monica Lundgren - Swedish Academic



I had the privildege of meeting Monica Lindgren yesterday. Monica is visiting UWE and my colleague, Svetlana Cicmil. Monica is presenting a workshop at UWE on Monday.



About Monica and Johann:

We are both associate professors of Industrial Management at the School of Industrial Engineering & Management, Royal

Institute of Technology (KTH),…
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Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on February 20, 2010 at 15:02 — No Comments

Plea for councils to do more for family firms

Plea for councils to do more for family firms

Scotland on Sunday : 10th Feb 2010



LOCAL authorities are being urged to do more to help family businesses deal with issues such as corporate governance and succession planning as part of a strategy being launched this week.
All 32 Scottish councils will be called on to take part in the national training strategy, which aims to draw together a council's economic development…
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Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on February 19, 2010 at 14:02 — No Comments

Free event

How to win business

before and beyond 2012



Thursday, 25th March 2010

UWE Exhibition & Conference Centre,…

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Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on February 18, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

Researchers and Chapter Co-Authors needed!



Call for Researchers and Chapter Co-Authors



Forthcoming Case Study Book from Gower Publishing, UK http://www.gowerpub.com/



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Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on February 16, 2010 at 18:33 — No Comments

Call for papers - Marketing and Family Business

Call for Papers



Family Business Review - Special Issue…

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Added by Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) on February 15, 2010 at 18:21 — No Comments

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