Family Firm Institute, Inc. Releases New Book for Family Business Owners and Professionals

Offering a powerful approach to understanding, assessing, and working with family enterprises, this book is an indispensable resource for all professionals who consult and advise family-owned companies, as well as family office and fund managers.

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As a member of a multi-generational international family enterprise founded in 1801, I strongly encourage all our professional advisors to read this book. Lansing Crane, Crane & Co.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013

The Family Firm Institute, Inc. announces the release of its new book, Family Enterprise: Understanding Families in Business and Families of Wealth, published by Wiley. Family enterprises are crucial drivers of both the prosperity of nations and the global economy as a whole (accounting for between 65-85% of all business worldwide). This book offers a powerful approach to understanding, assessing, and working with family enterprises, and is an indispensable resource for all professionals who consult and advise family-owned companies, as well as family office and fund managers.

Available as hardcover and ebook with online assessments and expanded content, Family Enterprise provides an extremely well-informed look at the complexion of the contemporary family enterprise and its unique functional and behavioral realities. Just as important, it arms readers with a set of powerful analytical, planning, and implementation tools that are applicable to all types of family enterprise.

“As an academic and an advisor who has been in the field since its infancy, I am delighted to recommend Family Enterprise. This book provides a very useful, high-level summary of what has been learned about family enterprise, highlighting key frameworks and definitions and referencing important research articles from Family Business Review. This book is a must have for your professional library.”
-John Davis
Harvard Business School and Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise

“Based on over 25 years of research and applied work in the field, this book is an essential tool for any professional working on the financial and liquidity aspects of family enterprises. In a lively and user-friendly format, the book provides a broad base of material designed to introduce all professionals to the complexities of family enterprises and the family dynamics that inform those enterprises. An absolutely indispensable resource for those seeking a current and more holistic approach to the field.”
-Francois M. de Visscher
President, de Visscher & Co.

“As a member of a multi-generational international family enterprise founded in 1801, I strongly encourage all our professional advisors to read this book. The complex world of family enterprises has now yielded a multidisciplinary body of core knowledge. This book contains a wealth of cutting-edge information and insights and is an essential toolkit for any professional who works — or aspires to work — with family enterprises.”
-Lansing Crane
Crane & Co.

“I highly recommend this book to scholars and professionals alike. Uniquely blending the practical and the theoretical work that has been done in the family enterprise field, the book offers readers both a comprehensive overview and dynamic multidisciplinary content. Timely, practical, and educational — precisely what the field of family enterprise needs!”
-Pramodita Sharma, Ph.D.
Editor, Family Business Review

About the Author
For over a quarter century, The Family Firm Institute (FFI) has been engaged in educating, networking, and inspiring professionals who serve family enterprises. FFI is the leading association worldwide for family enterprise professionals and the organization of choice for the advisors, consultants, educators, and researchers who help perpetuate transgenerational family business wealth. In adopting a multidisciplinary and genuinely global perspective, FFI understands family enterprise as a fundamental driver of global economic growth, prosperity, and stability. For its global network of professionals, educators, researchers, and family business owners, FFI provides opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary educational programs and earn professional designation; enables collaboration at conferences, seminars, and online; and creates a single space for interaction, cross-pollination of ideas, expertise, and perspectives to further the field of family enterprise.


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