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Perpetuating the Family Business

50 Lessons Learned from Long-Lasting, Successful Families in Business

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Part of the A Family Business Publication book series (AFBP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Frameworks for Family Businesses that Last

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John L. Ward
      Pages 3-9
    3. John L. Ward
      Pages 10-30
    4. John L. Ward
      Pages 31-39
  3. The Lessons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-42
    2. John L. Ward
      Pages 43-65
    3. John L. Ward
      Pages 66-101
    4. John L. Ward
      Pages 102-143
    5. John L. Ward
      Pages 144-155
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 156-178

About this book


John L. Ward is a leading world expert on the family business. In this book he brings together a vast amount of experience to show the, 'best practices' of the most successful and long-lasting families in business. He provides a framework of five insights and four principles in which to position his 50 lessons for family businesses. This is the most comprehensive book on sustaining the family business and contains international examples and cases and essential tools and checklists of best practice.


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About the authors

JOHN L. WARD is Wild Group Professor of Family Business, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, Director of the Kellogg School Centre of Family Enterprises, Northwestern University, USA and founder of the Family Business Consulting Group International. He is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on family business governance.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perpetuating the Family Business
  • Book Subtitle 50 Lessons Learned from Long-Lasting, Successful Families in Business
  • Authors J. Ward
  • Series Title A Family Business Publication
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-3397-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-51698-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-50599-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 178
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Management
    Family Business
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