CURRENT ISSUE • apr-dec-2017

Family Businesses - Embodiment of Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

ISBInsight Apr-Dec 2017 issue is on family businesses, an embodiment of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. It is guest edited by Professor Kavil Ramachandran.

The cover articles by Professor Kavil Ramachandran and his co-authors focus on the journey of family businesses in India, their role in the transformation of the economy, the several challenges they face and the emerging landscape. Articles from the archives, of Dr Spaelti, in the cover stories section; of Dr Thomas Schmidheiny and Dr Ann-Veruschka in the Features section are relevant even in today’s scenario.

The case study of Ketan Logistics provides for interesting reading on the challenges of conflict within the family.

In Face-to-Face Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej group, talks about corporate governance while in another interview Professor Dr Pius Baschera illustrates the culture and professionalization at Hilti Corporation.

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Guest Editor for this issue:

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