“The first major brands dating from the 19th century are practically all family names.” ESCP Professor Benoît Heilbrunn takes us on a journey into the world of patronymic brands.
What can we learn from an over 300-year-old family business? Interview with Francesco Barberis Canonico of Vitale Barberis Canonico and member of the Henokiens.
In 2018, Giulia Colangeli and her sister Caterina decided to re-open the family liqueur factory originally founded by their great-great-grandfather in 1937. Giulia tells us about Chinzari and the challenges ahead for her family business.
Like all companies, family businesses have to undergo transformations to stay competitive. Tobias Rappers from Maschinenraum explains how family-run businesses can create a brighter future for generations to come.
Profs. Alisa Sydow and Chiara Succi provide some helpful, concrete tips for those who really want their children to enter the family business.
Family firms can attract investor interest, yet owners are often reluctant to offer equity. Prof. Martin Kupp explains that two of the key issues are concerns of potential interference and emotions.
Profs. Alisa Sydow and Francesco Rattalino teamed up to explain why and how entrepreneurs can steal a page from the European family firm book to transform the Covid-19 crisis into opportunities and write a more sustainable future.
Prof. Francesco Rattalino comments on an article reasserting the established fact that family firms tend to do well in disasters and explains how their example could help.