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 - 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 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.

Best wishes,
Professor K Ramachandran
Thomas Schmidheiny Chair Professor of Family Business and Wealth Management
Article Summaries
The Succession Process from a Resource- and Knowledge-Based View of the Family Firm
Important Attributes of Successors in Family Businesses –
An Exploratory Study
From the press  
Family-run Conglomerates Diversify
Economic Times, June 04, 2012
Scions of Change: GenX being groomed to lead
Hindustan Times, June 02, 2012
Premji's son may succeed him at Wipro
Business Standard, May 21, 2012
Godrej scion - a thoroughbred professional
Business India, May 27, 2012; pg. 108
ISB Updates
Marketing Club Inaugurated at Mohali
ISB launches AIKYA network at Mohali
ISB Announces Placement Results for Class of 2012
ISB Updates
Case study: Growth with values


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