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June 5, 2013

Employees in UK-based family businesses are happier than those of non-family firms, research from the Institute for Family Business has found, and this human capital could be giving family businesses a competitive advantage.

 

Employees in UK-based family businesses are happier than those of non-family firms, research from the Institute for Family Business has found, and this human capital could be giving family businesses a competitive advantage.

May 23, 2013

Family businesses are less likely to fail than their non-family counterparts due to low turnover and higher diversity on their boards of directors, a new study published by business schools at three British universities has revealed.

Family businesses are less likely to fail than their non-family counterparts due to low turnover and higher diversity on their boards of directors, a new study published by business schools at three British universities has revealed.

The research found 80% of family businesses have at least one female director, which had a positive impact on business success as more diverse boards were found to produce less conflict.

March 14, 2013

Wealthy people in the UK would donate more if charitable organisations could prove their impact more clearly, according to a study by New Philanthropy Capital.

Wealthy people in the UK would donate more if charitable organisations could prove their impact more clearly, according to a study by New Philanthropy Capital.

A report by the research and consultancy group found the wealthy were “less satisfied” with the information available to them to assess a charity’s effectiveness compared to those on lower incomes.

March 13, 2013

There is an increasing desire among wealthy people to give money to charitable causes, but they often find philanthropy isn't straightforward, according to SEI's Jeff Ladouceur.

There is an increasing desire among wealthy people to give money to charitable causes, but they often find philanthropy isn't straightforward, according to SEI's Jeff Ladouceur.

March 8, 2013

Today is International Woman's Day and to celebrate CampdenFB is taking a look at the research released over the last year that shows the growing importance of women in family businesses and to the global economy as a whole.

Today is International Woman's Day and to celebrate CampdenFB is taking a look at the research released over the last year that shows the growing importance of women in family businesses and to the global economy as a whole.

March 7, 2013

Businesspeople are increasingly interested in psychology and the role of irrationality in decision-making – it opens up some troubling questions.

July 9, 2012

The family business model is taking hold in eastern Europe, but it is slower to develop in Russia. With the aid of proprietary research, CampdenFB looks at some of the trends in the region.

May 11, 2012

More than $25 trillion (€19.32 trillion) is expected to pass from one ultra-high net worth generation to the next by 2050, but issues over giving up control and empowerment are affecting decisions about wealth transfer.

More than $25 trillion (€19.32 trillion) is expected to pass from one ultra-high net worth generation to the next by 2050, but issues over giving up control and empowerment are affecting decisions about wealth transfer.

That’s one of the findings of new research conducted by Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and Campden Wealth. Entitled Next-Generation Wealth: The New Face of Affluence, the study of more than 50 very wealthy families in North America suggests there are control issues affecting wealth transfer to next-gens.

December 18, 2011

Family businesses are the backbone of Italy’s economy but governance seems to be their biggest challenge, with many family firms struggling when it comes to integrating non-family executives.

Family businesses are the backbone of Italy’s economy but governance seems to be their biggest challenge, with many family firms struggling when it comes to integrating non-family executives and expanding the business, according to a leading academic.

Guido Corbetta, professor of family business at Bocconi University, told CampdenFB that companies with concentrated ownership and leadership structures, typically with few family members involved, tend to work best.

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