As an academic and an advisor who has been in the field since its infancy, I am delighted to recommend Family Enterprise. This book provides a very useful, high-level summary of what has been learned about family enterprise, highlighting key frameworks and definitions and referencing important research articles from Family Business Review. This book is a must have for your professional library.
John Davis, Harvard Business School and Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise
Based on over 25 years of research and applied work in the field, this book is an essential tool for any professional working on the financial and liquidity aspects of family enterprises. In a lively and user-friendly format, the book provides a broad base of material designed to introduce all professionals to the complexities of family enterprises and the family dynamics that inform those enterprises. An absolutely indispensable resource for those seeking a current and more holistic approach to the field.
Francois M. de Visscher, president, de Visscher & Co.
David Harvey, Chief Executive, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Worldwide
I highly recommend this book to scholars and professionals alike. Uniquely blending the practical and the theoretical work that has been done in the family enterprise field, the book offers readers both a comprehensive overview and dynamic multidisciplinary content. Timely, practical, and educational — precisely what the field of family enterprise needs!
Pramodita Sharma, Ph.D., editor Family Business Review
As a member of a multi-generational international family enterprise founded in 1801, I strongly encourage all our professional advisors to read this book. The complex world of family enterprises has now yielded a multidisciplinary body of core knowledge. This book contains a wealth of cutting-edge information and insights and is an essential toolkit for any professional who works — or aspires to work — with family enterprises.
Lansing Crane, Crane & Co.