Family Businesses – Embodiment of Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

ISBInsight Apr-Dec 2017 issue is devoted to the rise and flourish of family businesses that are an embodiment of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. It is guest edited by Professor Kavil Ramachandran and has a generous spread of enriching articles on family businesses. The cover stories constitute research and insight into the family business, the challenges they face and the emerging scenario. The feature section has an interview of Dr Thomas Schmidheiny, from the archives, while the other articles throw light on governance, philanthropy and lessons learnt from successful businesses. In Face-to-Face section Adi Godrej, Chairman of the


Guest Editor for this Issue:

Kavil Ramachandran,
Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business.

Cover StoryProfessionalisation of Family Business: Managing Process and Governance Challenges

The authors, Navneet Bhatnagar and Professor Kavil Ramachandran, examine the challenges that the professionalisation process poses to the leadership, the business and the family.

Cover StoryFamily Businesses: The Emerging Landscape 1990-2015

Family businesses are the future and an integral part of the journey of India to emerge as an economic powerhouse. Dr Nupur Pavan Bang, Professor Sougata Ray and Professor Kavil Ramachandran, study family businesses, heterogeneity within them, while also comparing and contrasting them with other ownership categories.

FeaturesSharing Wisdom: Lessons From Successful Family Dynasties

Professor Denise Kenyon- Rouvinez talks of the various attributes of high-performing business-owning families.

Face to FaceCulture and Professionalisation at Hilti

Professor Dr Pius Baschera of the Hilti Corporation in conversation with Professor Kavil Ramachandran.

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