Entrepreneurship in the United States continues to be a major path to wealth creation for individuals and their families. Few … More
Dynastic Control Without Ownership: Evidence from Post-War Japan
Dynastic-controlled firms are led by founding-family CEOs while the family owns an insignificant share of equity (defined as less than … More
Family Firms Do Last!
The claim that most family businesses fail in the third generation is refuted in this study by Thomas Zellwegger and … More
Do Most Family Businesses Really Fail by the Third Generation?
Most articles or speeches about family businesses start with some version of the “three-generation rule,” which suggests that most don’t … More
Sustainable Growth Drivers for Family Enterprises
In collaboration with the Columbia Global Center Nairobi, Kenya, Patricia M. Angus, Adjunct Professor and Managing Director, Global Family Enterprise Program, joined … More
New Ideas in Family Firms
The New Ideas in Family Firms Academic – Practitioner Conference, co-hosted online with Columbia’s Global Family Enterprise Program and INSEAD’s … More
How to Build and Sustain a Successful, Enduring Enterprise
The HBR Family Business Handbook brings sophisticated guidance and practical advice from family business experts Josh Baron, adjunct professor, Columbia Business School, … More
Five Tips for Leading a Successful Family Business
Razak Dawood ’68, chairman of Descon, a multinational, family-owned corporation based in Pakistan, offers his best advice for those entering … More
As co-founder of Blue Nectar Tequila, Nikhil Bahadur ’12 and his father, Bn Bahadur, turned his passion for the Mexican … More
What Can You Learn From Family Businesses?
Columbia alumni, Cheyenne Wiskerke ’13 and Alan Wasserstrom ’63, share stories of the businesses they inherited and led — and … More