Indian School of Business
Thomas Schmidheiny Chair of
Family Business and Wealth Management
Issue 12, October 2011

Here is our next issue of the Family Business news. As always, we have included snapshots of some very interesting articles for your quick read. These are: Role of Independent Directors in Family Business Governance, Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Family Firms, and How to Steer Family Businesses through Economic Slowdown.

As part of our efforts to understand the challenges faced by family business on the governance and professionalisation front, we have developed a research survey. Most of you might have received an E-mail regarding this survey. In case, you missed our E-mail, please visit I would appreciate if you could spare a few minutes to fill this questionnaire (Please note that this study is limited to Indian Family Businesses).

Hope you will find the articles interesting.

As always, I encourage you to send interesting articles which we can consider for inclusion in our forthcoming newsletters.

Best wishes,
Professor K Ramachandran
Thomas Schmidheiny Chair Professor of
Family Business and Wealth Management
What determines the entrepreneurial behavior of family firms?
- Summary by Alexander Mathew
Role of Independent Directors in Family Business Governance
- By Navneet Bhatnagar
Steering family business through economic slowdown
- Summary by Navneet Bhatnagar
From the press  
Daughters coming of age
Business Standard, September 23, 2011
Gen-Next Takes Charge at TVS Sundaram Group
Business Standard, September 3, 2011
Making his own mark – Marico founder’s son opts out of family business
The Economic Times, September 18, 2011
Forthcoming Events
Training and Awareness Programmes on Family Business
ISB Updates
ISB Doubles Scholarships for Class of 2013 to 8 Crores
Professor Vikram Kurian is Member of the Secondary Market Advisory Committee


Contact Us
Thomas Schmidheiny Chair Professor of Family Business & Wealth Management, Indian School of Business Hyderabad - 500 032, Ph: +91 40 23187189,
© 2011 Indian School of Business, Disclaimer