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Goals, Control and Conflicts in Family Offices

A Conceptual and In-depth Qualitative Study

Book

Part of the Familienunternehmen und KMU book series (KMU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Stephan Wessel
    Pages 1-7
  3. Stephan Wessel
    Pages 9-15
  4. Stephan Wessel
    Pages 125-138
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 139-158

About this book

Introduction

Family offices manage and coordinate a family’s combined wealth whilst preserving the family legacy and protecting family interests. The families behind these family offices control a significant percentage of the GDP of developed economies, with consequences for financial markets. Despite its practical and academic relevance, the literature has hardly explored the concept of family offices. This book is a first step to introduce the domain of family offices. To this end, the author conducted case studies with managers and family members of 21 single and multi-family offices. By exploring goals, control and conflicts of these family office structures, Stephan Wessel contributes to consider this family-influenced organization an essential constituent of management research and an ever more prominent actor in today’s global financial markets.

 

 

Contents

·         Typology of Family Offices

·         Financial and Non-Financial Goals of Families

·         Formal and Informal Control Mechanisms

·         Interdependencies between Family Business and Family Office

·         Antecedents and Consequences of Conflict in Family Offices

 

 

 

Target Groups

·        Researchers and students in the field of business management with a focus on strategic management, business governance and family business research

·         Families, managers and consultants in the market for family office services

 

 

The Author

Dr. Stephan Wessel wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Hack and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Carolin Decker at the Institute for Family Businesses at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar.

 

 

The Editors

The series Familienunternehmen und KMU is edited by Prof. Dr. Andreas Hack, Prof. Dr. Andrea Calabrò, Prof. Dr. Hermann Frank, Prof. Franz W. Kellermanns Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., WHUInstitut für FamilienunternehmenVallendarGermany

About the authors

Stephan Wessel wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Hack at the INTES Institute for Family Businesses at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Goals, Control and Conflicts in Family Offices
  • Book Subtitle A Conceptual and In-depth Qualitative Study
  • Authors Stephan Wessel
  • Series Title Familienunternehmen und KMU
  • Series Abbreviated Title Familienunternehmen und KMU
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-02491-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-02490-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-658-02491-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 158
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Business Strategy/Leadership
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