We have chosen Corporate Governance in family Business as the main theme for this issue of the family business news. We have included snapshots of some articles and gist of press clippings. Hope you will find them interesting.

We would also like to share with you the details of our next annual training programme on “Family Business – Managing Growth and Transformation” to be held at the ISB on October 10-13, 2012. Please click here for a detailed brochure.

Also, please block your calendar for February 1 – 3, 2013. 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 Day 1 (February 1) and Business Conference on Day 2 and 3 (February 2 & 3). We have already received confirmation from some eminent speakers.For more details, please visit

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
Article Summaries
Corporate Governance and Family Business Performance
Corporate governance and the family business - managing the paradoxes
Five Lessons to Learn from Family Businesses
Governance of the Family Business Owners
Guidelines for Family Business Boards of Directors
From the press  
Eldest Son of Li Ka-shing Starts to Take Control of Family Businesses, July 21, 2012
Family businesses in Saudi Arabia contribute 25% to GDP
Economic Times, July 26, 2012
Family Businesses make acquisitions
Campden FB, June 15, 2012
Shapoor Mistry to spruce up the Shapoorji Pallonji Group
Economic Times, July 8, 2012
ISB Updates
Coffee with Alumni Series for International Applicants
Wadhwani Centre for Entrepreneurship Development hosts iWeekend Impact for social entrepreneurs and professionals
Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs
TiE- ISB Connect


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