Topic: Family business

A family business is a commercial organization in which decision-making is influenced by multiple generations of a family—related by blood or marriage.

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7 vital tips for SMEs

Peter Switzer and Maureen Jordan, co-founders of the Switzer Group, share their insights after a major health scare tested their succession plan.

How a passion for rugby helped this construction giant succeed

Family values, a public governance mindset and a passion for rugby helped Buildcorp founders Tony and Josephine Sukkar succeed in the construction industry.

Literary Thriller

In the middle of the Global Financial Crisis, Alison Green, Pantera Press CEO, raised a business idea with her father John M Green FAICD, deputy chair of QBE Insurance. The result was a social-purpose...

Rebooting the business

The shutdown of the car industry forced small Geelong manufacturer Austeng to dramatically rethink its operating model.

How customers can help SMEs create reliable innovation opportunities

Business thrives when customers get what they ask for. In part three of his series on innovation, Andrew Klapka GAICD sets out ways SMEs can engage with their customers to jump-start innovation.

Opinion: Do we need separate ‘owners boards’?

Do private businesses need a second shareholders’ board to balance the interests of owners? Ahead of his appearances at AICD events in Sydney and Melbourne in February, Ludo Van der Heyden, INSEAD Cha...

Avoiding entrapment in the family business

With an estimated 65 per cent of all family businesses having two or more generations working in them, it is vital to ensure that the older generation avoids entrapping younger family members in the b...

Avoiding family feuds

Family-owned businesses dominate Australia’s commercial landscape, accounting for around two-thirds of all businesses operating in the country. Emerging research also indicates they outperform their p...
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