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by Ken Moores & Justin B. Craig (2011) Bond University Press.

The papers in this collection are presented within a framework that has emerged from our research over the years. This framework is the basis of our understanding the why, the what, and the how by which family firms can achieve a distinct advantage over more widely‐held companies. The features that differentiate family controlled businesses (FCBs) from non‐family businesses (NFBs) are discussed in terms of their Architecture (strategy inspired structures and systems), their Governance (Family and Business), their Entrepreneurship (Leadership and Strategy), and their Stewardship (Individual and Family).


Women in Family Business Leadership Roles: Daughters on the Stage
by Ken Moores and Mary Barrett  (2009) Edward Elgar Publishing, UK. 


The book is based on case studies of 13 women and their family firms, drawn from English-speaking and non-English speaking countries. The women leaders display a range of different types of involvement with their family firms, from CEOs of firms which are family firms ‘by intent’, to second or later generation female successors to formal leadership or other influential roles in firms started by male or female forebears. The cases include examples of women who, in their own estimation, have not reached a position of leadership as well as those who have attained this.


Learning Family Business: Paradoxes and Pathways
by Ken Moores and Mary Barrett (2002) Ashgate Publishing Limited, UK. Reprinted (2010) Bond University Press
Translated into Korean (2011) Hanui Publishing Group


In this book we explain the ways the ‘different’, even paradoxical, nature of family businesses affects how their aspiring leaders set out to learn how to manage them and the strategic choices they make in the process of trying to ensure their firms survive and grow. We have tried to see how recognising and thus ‘framing’ the paradoxes of family business which appear at various stages of both learning family firms can help in exploring, understanding and, perhaps, managing them.


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