Mircea Raianu – Tata:The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism
october 20, 2022
Mircea Raianu is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland and teaches courses on South Asia, the Indian Ocean world, and the history of global capitalism. He is affiliated with the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the Robert H. Smith Business School, and co-organizes the Histories of Global Capitalism Forum (HGCF) in the Department of History.
Raianu is a historian of modern South Asia. His primary research and teaching interests are capitalism and economic life. He is currently writing a series of related articles about India’s economy that include topics such as the transition from trade to industry in the context of global financial crises and the intellectual history of Indian capitalism during the interwar period. He has a PhD in History from Harvard University and a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley.
Life Cycle of the Family Office
June 2, 2022
Family office experts Timothy Lappen, Efi Avigdor, and Ken Kilroy used a life cycle approach to examine the form and function of some of the world’s largest family offices. They discussed the structures that family offices use, concentrating on how family offices can be built, modified, and reinvented to focus on the family’s most precious asset: the family. Review the recording here.
Attracting & Retaining Non-Family Executives to a Family Business
April 22, 2022
As family-owned businesses grow, they develop a need for non-family talent and leadership. Andreas von Specht explained some of the unique complexities non-family executives face in leading family-owned businesses. He also offered some strategies to attract and retain the best non-family talent to a family business. Click here to listen to the recording.
Managing the Family Business Course Information Session
march 30, 2022
Do you come from a family business? Do you consult with family businesses? Do you want to work for a family business? Do you want to understand how family businesses are different from the rest? If so, then consider enrolling in the Managing the Family Business course taught by Professor Vijay Sathe in the spring. In this information session, Professor Sathe highlights some of the exciting elements of this course. Get a sneak peek at what you will learn and experience here.
Why Studying Family Business is Important for Management Scholars: The Family Capital Approach
march 4, 2022
Dr. Gibb Dyer explained the importance of family business in the world’s economy and how strengthening an owning-family’s “family capital” can lead to positive outcomes for both the family and the business. He also discussed how various disciplines in academia (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics) can be used in the study of family businesses. Implications for both family business theory and practice were discussed, along with a brief history of the field of family business and the key issues in the field that have caught the attention of both academics and practitioners.
Legislative Updates & Tips for Year-End Planning
november 10, 2021
This talk discussed legislative updates and pending issues that will affect family businesses. Pat Soldano, President and Chairman of Family Enterprise USA and Senior Fellow and founding member of the Global Family Business Institute, discussed national education and advocacy in Washington D.C. aimed at promoting family businesses and their economic growth in the U.S. Bob Renken, Executive Vice President of Whittier Trust, discussed end-of-year tax and estate planning tips that business-owning families should be aware of. View the presentation slides here.
The Drucker Difference and Your Family Business Seminar Series
november 29, 2020 – September 23, 2021
Sponsored by the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation, this seminar series featured six interactive education sessions aimed at teaching business-owning families how to leverage Peter Drucker’s key management principles. The sessions focused on unique challenges in family business such as managing generational transitions, balancing tradition with innovation, and ensuring sustainability.