We have chosen Succession Planning as the main theme for this issue of the family business news. Besides, snapshots of some articles and gist of press clippings, we have also included a guest column by Joseph Lampel and Ajay Bhalla of the Cass Business School, UK. Hope you will find them interesting.
Please visit www.isb.edu/familybusiness - research to view a copy of the White paper on “Challenges faced by Family Businesses in India”. This is based on the responses received by us to our survey on identifying the challenges faced by Indian family businesses on governance and professionalisation. Many thanks again for your support.
Our next major conference is round the corner. We will be organizing the Fourth Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business at the ISB during February 1 – 3, 2013 with “Built Forever – Outstanding Business Performance and Lasting Family Harmony” as the main theme. As always, we have the Research and Case Conference on February 1 and Business Conference on February 2 & 3. Details will be shortly updated at www.isb.edu/fourthfbconference. Please block your calendars for February 1 – 3, 2013.
As always, I encourage you to send your feedback and interesting articles which we can consider for inclusion in our forthcoming newsletters.
Professor K Ramachandran
Thomas Schmidheiny Chair Professor of Family Business and Wealth Management