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A Family Business Publication

The Family Constitution

Agreements to Secure and Perpetuate Your Family and Your Business

Authors: Ward, J.

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About this book

Designed for families planning to draft a Family Agreement, families deciding whether or not to begin the process, and those that have already established a Family Agreement, this book illustrates the fundamental components and their importance to the success of the family business.

About the authors

DANIELA MONTEMERLO Professor of Business Administration at Bocconi University, Italy, Senior Faculty Member of the Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management Department at Bocconi School of Management and a Member of the Family Business Consulting Group International.

JOHN L. WARD Co-founder of the Family Business Consulting Group Inc. He is Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, USA, and teaches strategic management, business leadership and family enterprise continuity.

Reviews

'The authors address a most critical and delicate topic in a concrete and thought-provoking way, without imposing pre-defined solutions. It is clear that the book is a result of practical experience. Anyone concerned about their family business should read it, even if they have not yet planned a family constitution, to reflect upon the future.' - Michele Alessi Anghini, CEO, Alessi Spa, Italy

'The Concept of a 'Family Constitution' is a powerful one. Not just for the 'family' but also for the non-family executives. Daniela Montemerlo and John Ward's book provides both a comprehensive framework for understanding the subject and also a very thoughtful approach on how to execute it well. It will be of value to those about to develop or revisit a family agreement or constitution. I totally subscribe to their premise that it's the 'going through the process' rather than 'striving for the perfect document' which is the outcome where real value for both business and family is realized.' - John Varley, Non-family CEO, The Clinton Devon Estates, Devon

'The authors have combined their theoretical preparation with their wide practical experience, giving us a new, very actual vision on family constitutions' formulations and on their effect over time.' - Gioacchino Attanzio, CEO, AldAF, Italian Association of Family Firms, Italy

'The book provides an insight to a structured way of creating a family constitution which addresses all possible issues. Personally, we as a family would not have been able to make such a robust constitution for our business without the help of this book.' - Rohit George, AV George Group of Companies, India


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Fundamental Components of a Family Agreement

    Montemerlo, Daniela (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • What Shapes the Family Agreement?

    Montemerlo, Daniela (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • Purposes of Family Agreements

    Montemerlo, Daniela (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • The Contents of Family Agreements

    Montemerlo, Daniela (et al.)

    Pages 33-45

  • It’s the Process that Matters

    Montemerlo, Daniela (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

Buy this book

eBook $14.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51278-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $23.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11116-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Family Constitution
Book Subtitle
Agreements to Secure and Perpetuate Your Family and Your Business
Authors
Series Title
A Family Business Publication
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51278-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230116214
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-11116-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 100
Topics