Dear All,

We have chosen Women in Family Business as the main theme for this issue of the Family Business News. We have included the snapshots of some articles and gist of press clippings. Hope you will find them interesting.

Our next major conference will be held at the ISB during February 6 – 8, 2015. As always, we have the Case Conference on February 6 and Business Conference on February 7 & 8, 2015. Please block your calendars. Details will be updated shortly.

We are pleased to inform you that admissions to the Management Programme for Family Business (MFAB) are now open. More details of the programme can be viewed at Please contact Ramanjaneyulu Vaidyula at, @ 91 40 23187700

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

Best regards,

Article Summaries
Women’s Changing Roles in Family Businesses
Family businesses in India see rise of women as promoters and leaders
Portraits of Women in Family Business
Like Mother, Like Daughter? Analyzing Maternal Influences Upon Women’s Entrepreneurial Propensity
From the press  
Female successors can improve family firm profits, accessed on July 16, 2014
Four Sisters’ Promotions at Apollo Hospitals Signal Growth Plans, July 15, 2014
Indian family businesses going through churning and changes
The Hindu Business Line, July 15, 2014
Next-Gen Women Join Family Businesses
The Economic Times, July 5, 2014
Instant mix Gits gets 3rd generation on board
The Economic Times, June 24, 2014
Southeast Asia’s answer to Uber, June 24, 2014
Nita Ambani joins Reliance Industries' board
The Economic Times, June 19, 2014
ISB Updates
Equinox 2014
ISB - Ivey Global Case Competition
The ISB Master Teacher Programme


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