Chengwei Liu: Should Family Businesses get over Nepotism?

June 11, 2019
Dr Chengwei Liu is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Behavioural Science at England’s Warwick Business School. An expert in executive decision-making, Dr Liu’s papers are featured in leading academic journals around the world.  His work on nepotism explores the complexity of its expression in practical situations. The behaviour is difficult to define outside of the classroom and is neither categorically h...
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Our House of Spice: How Can Family Businesses Listen to their Hearts and their Customers?

June 04, 2019
The daughters of Indian immigrants to England, Julia and Nadia Latif spent their childhood in the East Anglian countryside. Their entrepreneurial venture exhibits the work ethic that defined their parents and grandparents’ struggle to raise a family in a new country. The Latif sisters had always dreamt of starting a business together. Before Our House of Spice, they both felt trapped in careers they were ambiv...
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Randel Carlock: Family Businesses or Family Enterprises?

May 28, 2019
Randel Carlock takes a singularly pragmatic approach to the subject of family business management. His latest book, A Family Business on the Moon, written with Keng-Fun Loh, is not a textbook or self-help volume. Instead of describing family business dynamics through dense theoretical terminology or the lens of case studies, their book gives readers access to a lif...
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Adam Ifshin: What's the Value of Human Capital?

May 21, 2019
As the CEO of DLC Management Corp – an entrepreneurial real estate firm he co-founded with his father, the late Steve Ifshin, in 1991 – Adam oversees a portfolio that contains over 20 million square feet of retail space concentrated in the Eastern United States. Under his stewardship, DLC has become one of the leading private owner-operators of open-air shopping centres in America. Init...
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Claudia and Joe Astrachan: How can you Leverage Family Ownership to Market your Business?

May 14, 2019
Leveraging family ownership is a unique opportunity presented to family businesses when formulating their branding strategy. Whether by adding the typical ‘and Sons’ to their names or including the message in product branding, there is a myriad of ways to emphasise a family legacy is operating behind the scenes of a business. Historically, business families have been known to underline their ownership to instil trust in their consumers....
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