Family Businesses Retain Position in Fortune Global 500 Rankings Despite Dip in Revenues

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Five of the world’s largest family businesses, in the top 20 of the new Fortune Global 500, have seen their combined revenues slump by more than $74.5 billion compared to last year. The… Continue reading

R&D Partnership among Family Businesses

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The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker that was founded by Henry Ford in 1903. It is still controlled by the Ford family, although they have minority ownership. Jose Cuervo is… Continue reading

The New Sons-In-Law in Indian Family Businesses

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It is a new trend that is catching in fast in Indian family businesses. This story is about a group of entrepreneurs who were successful in their own right. Then they married into… Continue reading

Murdoch Brothers Face Toughest Challenge since Succession

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Close to a year ago, James and Lachlan Murdoch took over the reins of 21st Century Fox from their father, Rupert Murdoch. Since then, have been remaking the company at breakneck speed. However,… Continue reading

Why Class-diversity is important at ISB?

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The best B-schools around the world give a great deal of importance to demographic and cultural diversity in their classrooms. When a group of bright young minds from different backgrounds are thrown together,… Continue reading

Malaysian Next Gen to Take on Bigger Role in Family Business

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The Hong Leong group is a Malaysian conglomerate, which was founded as a trading company in 1963 by Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan. This second-generation company controls 14 listed companies involved in the… Continue reading

The Debate on Inheritance Tax

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Inheritance tax has come under sustained scrutiny in recent years as it is regarded as a reasonably effective way of reducing excessive personal inequality. However Governments across the world are in favour of… Continue reading

New Venture Brings In Rewards For Century Old Family Business

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Nintendo is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and software company that is today the world’s largest video game company by revenue. It was founded in 1889, by Fusajiro Yamauchi, and is still owned… Continue reading

July Q&A with Rupesh Bisht

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Rupesh Bisht, Sr. Associate Director, Admissions and Financial Aid answers some commonly asked questions about the application process and the selection criteria at the Indian School of Business. Question:The application is a make… Continue reading

The Dominance of Business and Politics by a Family

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As per a recent report by Global Witness, titled ‘Hostile Takeover: The Corporate Empire of Cambodia’s Ruling Family’ the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s family has stakes in over 114 domestic companies spanning… Continue reading

Chinese Firm acquires another German Family Business

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Kuka AG is a German manufacturer of industrial robots and solutions for factory automation. The company was founded in 1898 in Augsburg, Germany, by Johann Josef Keller and Jacob Knappich. In 2014 Voith… Continue reading

The Impending Collapse of a Family Business

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The Al Jaber Group is a family owned business based in Abu Dhabi, with interests spanning construction, engineering and shipping. It was established in 1970 by Obaid Khaleefa Al Jaber Al Marri, and… Continue reading

A Born Global Family Business

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Camus Cognac is a brand of cognac that has been produced by five generations of the Camus family. The business was founded in 1863 by Jean-Baptiste Camus. Today, it employs 500 people in… Continue reading

The Richest Family Businesses in America

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The list of America’s 25 richest families is out. The list prepared by Forbes, shows that these families have been able to hold on their wealth over generations, in some cases since the… Continue reading

The Death of a Family Business

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Belk Inc. is an American mid-range to upscale department store chain, founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk. With CEO, Tim Belk, the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership.… Continue reading

Family Business Changes with Time and Trend

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Readers Fine Jewelers was established more than seven decades ago in Santa Monica, California. It was acquired by Eddie Guerboian, a fifth generation jeweler in 1983. His son, Avedis “Avo” Guerboian, recently joined… Continue reading

The Impact Of Brexit on Family Businesses

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It is a well-established fact that mergers and acquisitions are often influenced by an external industry shock. The recent uncertainty of UK’s decision to stay or leave the EU seems to have affected… Continue reading

Annual European Families in Business awards announced

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CampdenFB, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, organized the fifth annual European Families in Business Awards in Berlin on 21 June. The awards were held in conjunction with our European Families in… Continue reading

Family Moving from Operations to Oversight at Maersk

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A.P. Moller–Maersk Group, also known as Maersk, is a Danish business conglomerate, with interests primarily in the transportation and energy sectors. The company was founded by Peter Mærsk-Moller and his son Arnold Peter… Continue reading

Family Owned Fiat Eyeing Tie-Ups with Leading Tech Companies

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, also known as FCA, is an Italian-controlled multinational corporation and currently the world’s seventh-largest auto maker. Exor S.p.A, an Italian investment group owned by the Agnelli family, owns 29.19% of… Continue reading

My ISB Experience – Rahine Bose Co’17

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The Indian School of Business (ISB) sets itself apart from all other B-Schools in having a rich blend of students coming from diverse backgrounds and work experience. At its Mohali Campus (part of… Continue reading

Restricting Control of Founder after Retirement

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The professionalization of family businesses is a tricky subject. More often than not, the business transitions from a founder led to a founder controlled organization. It becomes difficult for founders to let go… Continue reading

Court Ruling against Samsung Merger

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Samsung, the largest South Korean chaebol (business conglomerate) was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938. Following Lee’s death in 1987, Samsung was separated into four business groups – Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group, CJ… Continue reading

Hotel Lotte set to unveil biggest IPO in South Korea

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South Korea’s Hotel Lotte Co Ltd is planning a share sale worth up to 5.7 trillion won ($4.85 billion) next month, in what would be the world’s biggest initial public offering since late… Continue reading

Family Feud in the Spotlight at Aldi

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Aldi is a leading global discount supermarket chain, based in Germany with almost 10,000 stores in 18 countries, and an estimated turnover of more than €50bn. It happens to be one of the… Continue reading

The Struggle for Control at Viacom

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92 year old Sumner Redstone recently ousted Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and Viacom director George Abrams, as trustees of the entity that will have voting control of Viacom and CBS upon Redstone’s death… Continue reading

Bechtel Back in Family Hands

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Bechtel Corporation is the largest construction and civil engineering firm, as well as the 5th-largest privately owned company in the United States. It was founded by Warren A Bechtel in 1898. Over the… Continue reading

Faculty at the Indian School of Business

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Indian School of Business follows a unique portfolio faculty model that gives students exposure to the best of global faculty.The model enriches students learning by giving them the best of two worlds –… Continue reading

Top 13 Wholly-Owned US Family Businesses Concentrated in Select Sectors

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Campden research studied the wholly-owned US family businesses and found that the top 13 among them were dominant in a select few sectors. If they were a nation, their GDP (i.e. total revenues… Continue reading

Debiopharm Group Donates to IMD To Promote Best Practice In Family Business Philanthropy

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The Swiss biopharmaceutical company Debiopharm Group has pledged to setup a Chair in Family Philanthropy at IMD business school, Lausanne. The Chair’s objective is to promote family philanthropy and developing best practices by… Continue reading

Carlos Slim’s Grandchildren Join Family Business Boards

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Continuing the family legacy, Carlos Slim, head of one of the world’s largest family business empires has brought two of his grandchildren on the boards of group companies. Daniel and Rodrigo, both in… Continue reading

Secretive Reimann Family’s Growing Coffee Investments

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Adam Benckiser had started a namesake chemical company in 1823. He was succeeded by his son-in-law Ludwig Reimann. Albert Reimann Jr., the great grandson of Ludwig took the reins of the company after… Continue reading

Tata Refocusing on Innovation

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The Cyrus Mistry ­led Tata group is pushing for innovation across 120 companies to help marry technology, digital and innovation under one roof. The group has already doubled published patents in two years,… Continue reading

Succession in Troubled Times

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Auto parts maker, Minth, was established in 1992 by Taiwanese billionaire Chin Jong Hwa. The company based in the city of Ningbo, has plants in China, South East Asia and North America. It… Continue reading

Flaws in the Bankruptcy Code

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Mandar Kagade, Aalayst at Bharti Institute points out certain fundamental issues with the design of the proposed Bankruptcy Code drawing on economic principles, empirical evidence and Bankruptcy frameworks in US and UK. The… Continue reading

Succession Plan Unveiled at Bouygues

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Bouygues S.A., an industrial group headquartered in Paris, was founded in 1952 by Francis Bouygues and since 1989 has been led by his son Martin Bouygues. In 2015 it had over approximately 120,000… Continue reading

Family Business in Britain

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The country’s medium-sized enterprises, often family owned, generate a quarter of private sector GDP, despite making up just 2% of British companies. British family businesses are more domestically focused than their global counterparts,… Continue reading

Comcast a Step Closer To Disney

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The upcoming $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation by Comcast Corp. is seen by many analysts as a match made in heaven. It allows DreamWorks to keep making movies under the protection of… Continue reading

Mint publishes the views of Mandar Kagade,​Analyst at Bharti Institute.

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RBI and peer-to-peer lending: One step forward, two steps back Regulating P2P companies as non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and requiring them to adhere to commensurate minimum capital requirements will merely act as an… Continue reading

Family Business Member As President Of Argentina

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Recently Argentina appointed a new president, Mauricio Macri, who is a member of family-run conglomerate Grupo Macri. It has raised hope that the 57-year-old’s innate understanding of the issues faced by families will… Continue reading

New York Magazine Gets Family Member As CEO

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Bruce Wasserstein, bought the New York magazine for $55 million in 2004, but died unexpectedly five years later, at age 61. Later the magazine was owned by a Wasserstein family trust and there… Continue reading

Chinese Family Feuding Over Japanese Reparations

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Mitsui OSK was founded as a key part of the Mitsui zaibatsu (family-owned conglomerate) during the early industrialization of Japan. The company is now independent of the zaibatsu, but remains part of the… Continue reading

Bombardier Negotiating To Sell Cseries Jets To Delta

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Bombardier Inc. is a Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company, founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier in 1942. Currently the Bombardier and Beaudoin family are the company’s largest shareholders. Last year collectively the families spent… Continue reading

Sika Board Limits Burkard Family Vote

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Sika AG was founded in 1910 by Kaspar Winkler. It is a specialty chemical company headquartered in Baar, Switzerland. Today the company has more than 17,000 employees, subsidiaries in 93 countries, and an… Continue reading

Evolution and Not Revolution for Next Gen Family Leaders

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According to a recent study by PwC, titled ‘Great Expectations: The next generation of family business leaders’, in the next five years, 40% of family businesses globally will prepare to hand over the… Continue reading

MPPP students interacted with President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan on April 18,2016

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Participants of founding Class of Management Programme in Public Policy at Indian School of Business, called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (April 18, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Addressing the… Continue reading

Graduation of founding Batch of MPPP, April 17, 2016

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The graduation day event was organized on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Diwan-I-Am,The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS… Continue reading

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Restructuring at Cargill

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Cargill, the largest private company in US, is 151 years old and is owned by the Cargill and MacMillan families. The two families own about 90% of the shares, and about 80% of… Continue reading

Wealth Related Decision Making In Families

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A survey was recently conducted by Morgan Stanley and Campden Wealth, among ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals in North America with a family net worth in excess of $35 million, to understand the… Continue reading