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Anyone Else Love Mackie's Ice Cream?

A great piece on the recent inaugural family business lecture at the University of Strathclyde, organised in conjunction with the Scottish Family Business Association:

Added by Claire Seaman on August 30, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Survey link posted for Donna in New York

Hi all

There's a researcher from New York looking into work-life balance and the mediating effect of social media and the web. Click here to participate:…


Added by Caroline Stanford-Billington on June 29, 2012 at 15:08 — No Comments

What’s the Rhythm of the Family Business in Latin America?

I’ll like to share this article with you:


How can the Mambo, the Salsa, and the Tango explain the influence of context on strategic decision-making in family businesses? Tharawat Magazine has recently published the results of a research lead by Exaudi together with distinguished academic institutions, business associations and consulting firms from different Latin American countries, headed a study of 750 family businesses in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru,…


Added by Guillermo Salazar on May 18, 2012 at 23:14 — No Comments

Fabulous Photographs of Family Farming in Nepal

Fantastic photo of micro-enterprise in Nepl providing support for family farming projects

Added by Claire Seaman on May 1, 2012 at 18:25 — No Comments

Fabulous Photographs of Family Farming in Nepal

Fantastic photo of micro-enterprise in Nepl providing support for family farming projects

Added by Claire Seaman on May 1, 2012 at 18:25 — No Comments

Family Business Conference

We are holding a one day free event for Family Businesses.

The event will be held in Norwich on the 21st May 2012.

During the day you'll have the opportunity to;

  • Hear the key findings and implications of recent research undertaken by the Norwich…

Added by Fiona Costello on May 1, 2012 at 15:56 — 1 Comment

Family Businesses wanted for the next series of BBC Two’s The Fixer!

Do you run a family business and work with members of your family?

Are you facing any challenges or dilemmas connected to your business and family?

Are you worried about the future of your company? Finding it hard in the current economic conditions?

Whatever your situation we want to hear from Family…


Added by Twofour Broadcast on April 27, 2012 at 12:37 — No Comments

Great new family business resource launched

Delighted to announce that the website for Family Business United is now live, supporting the global family business community by bringing together news, views, research, professional perspectives on issues such as governance and succession, events, books and much more besides.

Recent articles include a piece on the Lowy family of Westfield fame, Woolrich in the USA who have just appointed descendants of the founder as the business approaches it's 200 years of trading, and The Goring… Continue

Added by Paul Andrews on April 2, 2012 at 8:29 — 1 Comment

Future of UKFBA

I have just sent this message to all members:

Dear All

I have always believed that this concept could have a great future. Claire Seaman who has also been very active in trying to get it going has the same belief.

This Ning site which was to be the basis of UKFBA with other activity developing from it is currently too inactive.

There is very little interchange on the site, which is due mostly I think to having too few members and too little…


Added by Peter N Thornton on March 29, 2012 at 10:32 — 16 Comments

Global Entrepreneurship Event at the UNiversity of Liverpool

Attached are details of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Day at the University of LIverpool.GEC%20ERD.pdf

Added by Claire Seaman on February 23, 2012 at 17:27 — No Comments

Family Business on the Radio

Alliance members may find the following radio programme interesting:

Your World - A Family Business

It was originally broadcast on the World Service, at around 2 a.m. on 20th February.

As a certified insomniac, I can confirm that some of the most interesting business and arts radio…


Added by Mike Pretious on February 20, 2012 at 19:39 — 1 Comment

Gender and Family Business: Call for Papers

A call for papers focussing on Gender and Family Business for the INternational Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.



Added by Claire Seaman on February 13, 2012 at 12:03 — No Comments

My article, "Scandalous Leadership and Organization Culture: A Theme Runs Through It" has been published by Business Ethics magazine...

It’s been quite a field day for those of us engaged in the responsibility “business” or who are passionate about the paradigm shift in consciousness now underway. As some consistency in a better direction takes hold regarding the economic recovery, the trickle has become an avalanche.

The disturbing revelations out of Penn State’s “Happy Valley” and Syracuse University are part of a series of sorry stories in the ongoing…


Added by Art Stewart on December 10, 2011 at 17:25 — No Comments

Why I am applying again to be Chairman of Thorntons Plc

I have published my reasons for wanting again to be Chairman of Thorntons and my Vision for the company on my website:

It is our old Family Business which was started in 1911 by my grandfather and father who was the manager of the first shop. It has been declining for quite a few years now and I want to help it recover and fulfill its potential.

Added by Peter N Thornton on November 12, 2011 at 17:51 — 2 Comments

Latest article: "Raising the Credibility Quotient of Responsible Leadership"

It’s a maxim you’ve likely heard repeated enough through the years that it became a mantra if you followed it – or a cliché if you failed to heed the wisdom of its simplicity: Walk your talk and the rest will follow.

Right now, business leaders are struggling to maintain grounding in an era of unprecedented upheaval of status quo assumptions and a dismantling of the historic "establishment" prerogatives.

If you look more closely at any number of marquee businesses that…


Added by Art Stewart on October 26, 2011 at 14:28 — No Comments

Information Request for Father/Son Businesses

Does anyone know of any information on father/son businesses? Benjamin from Deliberate PR would very much like to hear from you. Contact details are:

Benjamin Webb

Managing Director

Deliberate PR

Direct Line – 020 7221 1540

Mobile – 07930 408…


Added by Claire Seaman on October 20, 2011 at 8:24 — No Comments

Britain's Youngest Undertaker

Interesting programme with a family business focus now available o, BBC i-player:






Added by Claire Seaman on September 15, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

Family Business Wiki Newsletter

Family Ofiices and teaching teenagers to manage wealth are the focus for the latest newsletter from the Family Business Wiki. Details are available at:



Added by Claire Seaman on September 15, 2011 at 8:56 — No Comments

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