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May 1, 2005

Research shows that families are less likely to go international than non-family firms, even though success is highly likely. Chris Graves and Jill Thomas examine the strategies

Chris Graves is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and a lecturer in the school of commerce, University of South Australia. Jill Thomas is associate head (research) in the graduate school of business at the University of Adelaide.

Research shows that families are less likely to go international than non-family firms, even though success is highly likely. Chris Graves and Jill Thomas examine the strategies

January 1, 2005

Preparing a company to globalise its operations depends on the nature of the business and the suitability of its products. George Malim reviews the options open to family firms

George Malim is a freelance journalist based in London.

Preparing a company to globalise its operations depends on the nature of the business and the suitability of its products. George Malim reviews the options open to family firms

July 1, 2004

The EU describes itself as a family of democratic European countries, committed to working together for peace and prosperity. The bloc can also be seen as a land of opportunity, particularly after its recent 10-member expansion

Wim Pijpers is a partner and Paul Volleman is a senior consultant at Buck Consultants International.

The EU describes itself as a family of democratic European countries, committed to working together for peace and prosperity. The bloc can also be seen as a land of opportunity, particularly after its recent 10-member expansion

March 1, 2004

With a comprehensive business plan, the backing of their shareholders and a will to travel, there is no reason that family businesses should not be embracing business expansion outside their domestic market

Ernesto J Poza is Professor of Family Business and Director of the Partnership with Family Business at Case Western Reserve University (USA). He consults and serves on the boards of sseveral family companies in the US, Latin America and Europe.

With a comprehensive business plan, the backing of their shareholders and a will to travel, there is no reason that family businesses should not be embracing business expansion outside their domestic market

June 1, 2003

More than half the largest companies in Germany are family-owned. Economic incentives are essential to prevent these businesses from seeking a more favourable economic climate elsewhere

Sabine Klein  is researching and teaching in the family business field at Trier University, Germany, and the INSEAD business school, Fontainebleu, France. She is an Associate with the FBCG, The Family Business Consulting Group, Marietta, Georgia, USA, and a founding board member of IFERA – International Family Enterprise Research Academy, Barcelona, Spain.

More than half the largest companies in Germany are family-owned. Economic incentives are essential to prevent these businesses from seeking a more favourable economic climate elsewhere

June 1, 2002

The ultimate challenge is to create the global ‘family business’ focused on improving the health of the global economic system. How can you contribute your business knowledge and finance to the welfare of those in need – and sustain profit?

Rinaldo S Brutoco is President of the World Business Academy, which he founded in 1986. He is also Principal of the ShangriLa Group, his private consulting organisation and is co-author of several books, including Profiles in Power and New Paradigms in Business.

The ultimate challenge is to create the global 'family business' focused on improving the health of the global economic system. How can you contribute your business knowledge and finance to the welfare of those in need – and sustain profit?

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