Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise
The Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise enables INSEAD to run events and educational programmes that benefit family firms across the globe. The Centre has also adopted a wider advocacy role by raising awareness and understanding of the importance of family enterprise as a business model: not only are family firms in their many forms the most prevalent type of companies worldwide - they are also proven to be among the most successful in the long-term.
Watch Out For...
10 September 2016 - CEIBS 5th Family Heritage Forum 2016, Shanghai
24 September 2016 - The Family Enterprise Day, Fontainebleau
10 October 2016 - The Family Enterprise Challenge, Fontainebleau
17 - 20 October 2016 - Value Creation For Owners And Directors, Abu Dhabi
7 – 8 November 2016: Forum on Chinese Family Business Inheritance, Beijing
New about CBS/INSEAD research partnership
Owner-Management in Denmark - The Owner-Managers And The Transfer Of Ownership
Morten Bennedsen og Kasper Meisner Nielsen, May 2016
Ejerledelse i Danmark - Ejerlederne og ejerskiftet - in Danish The report is intended for owner-managers in Danish businesses as well as accountants, consultants and other stakeholders in owner-managed businesses in Denmark. The report aims to inspire and provide information that is valuable in the planning of the future of owner-managed businesses.
Owner-Management in Denmark - The Financial Consequences Of A Transfer Of Ownership In Denmark
Morten Bennedsen and Kasper Meisner Nielsen, April 2016
In this second report under the title "Owner-Management in Denmark" Professor Morten Bennedsen and Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen uncover the number of changes of managing directors and ownership changes in owner-managed businesses in Denmark since 1995, and how many to expect in the future. The report also examines the financial impacts that the changes in management and ownership have had on the businesses. The report states among other things, that most changes occur at management levels, i.e either through a professionalization with new directors from outside of the business but without a change of ownership, or in preparation for a succession as new family members enter the management of the business, and that the profit margin of the business declines with successions.
Dossier Famille en affaires - Comment instaurer des processus de décision équitable - In French only
Family businesses are places where fairness is both highly necessary and difficult to assess. Some processes can ensure that every family member feels fairly treated.
INSEAD Knowledge, Morten Bennedsen - 2 September 2016
Enduring family businesses cannot rely on history; each new generation must remain active and committed if the firm is to stay relevant and strong.
INSEAD Knowledge, Morten Bennedsen - 18 August 2016
In times of corporate crisis well-cultivated family assets can be the definitive factor in a company’s turnaround.
How founders passed on the diversification baton to the next generation? Get sustainable and innovative examples! Siemens, VanEeghen, Toyota...
Family Capital - 2 August 2016
If you’re about to go off and study for an MBA with an emphasis on family business studies, it might be a good idea to look at whether the university you want to attend has a family business club.
Interview on Family Business
Lily Saiko Fukushima, Nikkei Top Leader – 1 August 2016
Η απίστευτη ζωή της Margarita Louis-Dreyfus – Μιας από τις πλουσιότερες γυναίκες στον κόσμο - The incredible life of Margarita Louis-Dreyfus - One of the richest women in the world - In Greek only
Ιωάννα Δημηλά - 22 July 2016
Brian Henry, Salamander Magazine - 12 July 2016
More than 60 participants, including current INSEAD MBA students and invited guests, attended the all-day seminar sponsored...
David Bain, Family Capital - 12 July 2016
Get in this article ten recent family business releases which are well worth getting hold of.
Alun John, South China Morning Post - 10 July 2016
About 3.9 million mainland Chinese families will be classified as wealthy by 2020 Credit Suisse, survey says