Jörg Schäfer investigates the influence of family firm specific decision rationales based on socioemotional wealth on vertical and horizontal pay ranges in family firms. Building on a primary data set of over 200 family firms in Germany and applying multiple regression analysis techniques, as well as, the firm conceptual foundation in family firm and compensation theory, the presented study provides answers regarding antecedents of pay variation, and the factors that drive different family firms to pursue and implement specific pay structures and pay variations. Furthermore, the dissertation contributes to the current research discussions, by partially validating the FIBER scale, proving the heterogeneity of family firms and adding robustness to methodology and range measures in the compensation context. Dr. Jörg Schäfer wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Hack at the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU) at Witten/Herdecke University.
Experiences of Emerging Economy Firms investigates the different elements of the experiences of emerging economy firms and sheds essential light on a large variety of aspects associated with their functioning in both home and host contexts.
Institutional Impacts on Firm Internationalization addresses various aspects of the investigated phenomenon, providing an insight in the role of the varieties of capitalism on the globalization of business activities worldwide.
Succession in Asian Family Firms examines the history and survival of family businesses in the South Asian Diaspora from an international perspective. The book presents unique research across three continents, focusing on significant communities in the UK, USA and Kenya. The book analyzes the influences on both the start up and survival of family firms, exploring how family members negotiate their working practices. The discussion provides a new perspective on issues central to the debate on family business succession whilst developing ideas on less familiar areas such as the role and influence of women through different cultural contexts.
Explores the impact of country and firm specific factors, the role of institutions and governments, the strive for compensation of initial disadvantages and the struggle in finding ways to counterbalance late coming into the international arena in the process of internationalization.
Lawyers, particularly those in small or solo firms, often get used to spending too much time taking on commoditized, administrative tasks beyond the high-level legal work that they were educated to do. While this work is important, it interferes with the time and focus attorneys require to resolve a case. In short, lawyers who perform like this are not working smart. Inefficiencies lead to backlogs, missed deadlines, and gaps in the work; clients are unhappy, employees disgruntled, and lawyers overwhelmed. Clelia Pergola and Barbara Mannino understand the undue stress this creates in the workplace and how this stress spills over into the home. Through their research and experience they have identified the many ways that technology and innovative ideas are providing phenomenal aids to help attorneys improve practice management and make workdays more productive. They have covered everything from the soft skills that develop the vision, mission and values that become the cornerstones of a firms everyday operations to team-building, delegation, communication, process development technological competence and the ability to manage mistakes and course correct. In The Law Firm Revolution, they have told a comprehensive story to help lawyers, individuals managing a firm or staff members who want to make a difference how to enrich a firms culture, enhance its practice management, facilitate its growth and further the professional development and reputations of a firms lawyers and the indispensable people who work with them.
John and Ezra Girdlestone, father and son, run a British merchant company trading to the African coast with several sailing ships, all dangerously ill-maintained. Their small office is in London, their business is quite personally run, and the firm and its owners are well respected in the City by the 1870s. John Girdlestone is deeply and ostentatiously religious, to the cynical amazement of his son. The senior Girdlestone also is the tightly-controlling guardian of an heiress not quite of age, Kate Harston. This young lady is a cousin of Tom Dimsdale, college-age son of a physician. The story is filled with a fun, varied cast. Besides John, Ezra, and Kate, theres Captain Miggs, Major Tobias Clutterbuck, and the Dimsdale family. These families and their impingement are at the center of A. Conan Doyles psychological-adventure novel The Firm of Girdlestone.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensforschung, Operations Research, Note: 1,0, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Arbeitsgruppe Wissensmanagement), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Innerhalb wissensintensiver Firmen stellt die Internationalisierung der Unternehmensberatung einen besonders interessanten Fall dar. Einerseits gelten die heute etablierten Strategieberatungen geradezu als Archetypus globaler Unternehmen, deren Internationalität für Kundenunternehmen sowohl Qualitäts- als auch Kompetenzversprechen darstellt und den Beratungsunternehmen selbst zum Reputationsaufbau dient. Demgegenüber stehen die spezifischen Eigenschaften der Beratung als Ausprägungsform wissensintensiver Dienstleistungen, die in Bezug auf Internationalisierungsbestrebungen erhebliche Markteintrittsbarrieren darstellen können. Neben Erläuterungen der Theorie ist das Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit, anhand ausgewählter Fallbeispiele aufzuzeigen wie große Unternehmensberatungen internationalisiert haben, um daraus anschließend allgemeingültige Erkenntnisse und Erfolgsfaktoren beratungsbezogener Internationalisierung ableiten zu können. Zu diesem Zweck muss im Anschluss an diese Einleitung in Kapitel 2, 3 und 4 zunächst der theoretische Rahmen gezeichnet werden, indem eine solche Internationalisierung stattfindet. Dazu werden generische Internationalisierungstheorien und die Besonderheiten des Marktes für Unternehmensberatung aus theoretischer Perspektive beleuchtet. Darauf aufbauend werden in Kapitel 4 Motive, Mechanismen und Formen des internationalen Markteintritts in Bezug auf die Unternehmensberatung dargestellt. Schließlich werden in Kapitel 5, mithilfe des zuvor aufgebauten theoretischen Rahmenwerks, Fallstudien aus der Praxis strukturiert analysiert um diese in einem letzten Schritt auf allgemeingültige Verhaltensmuster bzw. Erfolgsfaktoren zu untersuchen.
Christoph Rose provides a broader differentiation of the perspective on family-owned companies. In contrast to several studies that merely discuss family-owned companies and non-family companies, his analysis is based on family influence, so the dominating heterogeneity of family-owned companies in practice is taken into account. The author provides an empirical database that substantiates his statements and that is the first attempt to make the conceptional FIBER model of socio-emotional wealth suggested in literature accessible to empirical analysis. Dr. Christoph Rose wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Hack at the Institute of Family Business at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar.
A major issue of dynamic growth management is the coordination of current requirements of the company with demands that have to be met in the future. Prof. PhD Rico J. Baldegger is Director and Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR), Switzerland. He has studied at the Universities of St. Gallen and Fribourg, Switzerland. His research activities concentrate on innovative start-ups, the entrepreneurial behavior of individuals and organizations, as well as the phenomenon of rapid-growth companies. He has published several books and articles and, since the beginning of the 1990s, he has been the manager of a business for company development. Moreover, he is a serial entrepreneur, as is demonstrated by the many companies he has created. Rico J. Baldegger ist Professor für Management und Unternehmensführung an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft in Fribourg. Er ist Gründer mehrerer Unternehmen.