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June 16, 2010

News Corporation, the Murdoch family-controlled media empire, has confirmed that it does not expect James Murdoch to be part of the takeover negotiations for satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

News Corporation, the Murdoch family-controlled media empire, has confirmed that it does not expect James Murdoch to be part of the takeover negotiations for satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

However avoiding a conflict of interest appears impossible for James, who is son of News Corp chairman and CEO Rupert. He is currently non-executive chairman of BSkyB, and News Corp said it expects him to remain as chairman of the UK-based company.

February 3, 2009

James Murdoch will continue to gain wider experience of the business world after being appointed as a non-executive director of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

James Murdoch (pictured) continues to gain wider experience of the business world after being appointed as a non-executive director of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

The 36-year-old is widely expected to take over leadership of News Corporation, headed by his father Rupert. James was promoted to chairman and CEO for News Corp's Europe and Asia division in December 2007.

He will join GSK's board on 20 May 2009 and receive fees of £75,000 per annum. He also becomes a member of the company's Corporate Responsibility Committee.

March 1, 2008

Known for their pragmatism and bluntness, Australians inhabit a vast island nation where family enterprise is deeply influenced by a harsh natural environment and social history. Dennis Jaffe investigates the succession issues facing the Aussie family businesses

Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.

Known for their pragmatism and bluntness, Australians inhabit a vast island nation where family enterprise is deeply influenced by a harsh natural environment and social history. Dennis Jaffe investigates the succession issues facing the Aussie family businesses

February 14, 2008

James Murdoch could net nearly $20 million in his new post at News Corp.

James Murdoch (pictured) could net nearly $20 million in his new post at News Corp. He will receive a base salary of $3.4 million in his role as head of Asian and European operations and could also earn bonuses of approximately $16 million.

However, he still has some way to go to match his father's wealth. Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp, earns a reported salary of $8.1 million. He also owns 30% of the firm and is worth an estimated $9 billion.

January 1, 2008

In today’s globalised world, taking the family business global is unavoidable if the family wants to stay together as owners. François de Visscher and Jane Simms assess the challenges and opportunities that confront families who are faced with this decision

In today's globalised world, taking the family business global is unavoidable if the family wants to stay together as owners. François de Visscher and Jane Simms assess the challenges and opportunities that confront families who are faced with this decision

When family businesses expand beyond their national borders, the very fabric that made them successful can be torn apart by the forces of globalisation.
 

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