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Select an individual below to link to the Kellogg Faculty Publication System for a complete listing of books, chapters, cases, conference papers and articles.

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Ivan Lansberg
Lloyd E. Shefsky

John L. Ward

Entrepreneurs Are Made Not Born  

Entrepreneurs Are Made Not Born

by Lloyd E. Shefsky; McGraw-Hill, Inc.
ISBN: 0-07-057025-6

Shefsky interviewed 200 entrepreneurs and draws on their experiences to highlight targeted lessons in entrepreneurship.

To order a copy, please email: familyenterprises@kellogg.northwestern.edu

     
Book_FamilyBusinessasParadox  

Family Business as Paradox

by John L. Ward, Ph.D., Amy Schuman and Stacy Stutz

Rather than having to choose between the family and the business, the authors argue that if family-owned businesses can consciously manage and, synthesize...

ISBN: 978-0-230-24360-6, ISBN10: 0-230-24360-6

     
Book_Building a SuccessfulFamilyBusiness  


Building A Successful Family Business Board: A Guide for Leaders, Directors, and Families

by Jennifer M. Pendergast, John L. Ward, Ph.D. and Stephanie Brun De Pontet

Best practices for creating a board of directors for family businesses from the experts in the field

ISBN: 978-0-230-11154-7, ISBN10: 0-230-11154-8

     
Book_WhenFamilyBusinessesAreBest  

When Family Businesses are Best: The Parallel Planning Process for Family Harmony and Business Success

by Randel S. Carlock and John L. Ward, Ph.D.

This book explores how effective planning and communication helps family businesses around the world address growth challenges as they strive to become high...

ISBN: 978-0-230-22262-5, ISBN10: 0-230-22262-5

     
Book Succeeding Generations   Succeeding Generations: Realizing the Dream of Families in Business

by Ivan Lansberg; HBS
ISBN: 978-0875847429

Explores leadership transitions in family businesses, offering a clear-eyed assessment of the different options, from direct succession to building partnerships between siblings and cousins...
     
Why Others? Philanthropy as Opportunity  

Why Others? Philanthropy as Opportunity

by Etienne Eichenberger, Karin Jestin, Thierry Lombard, Maurice Machenbaum, Matthieu Ricard, John L. Ward, Ph.D., and GABS.

     
Why Me?  

Why me? Wealth: Creating, Receiving and Passing it on

by Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Thierry Lombard, Matthieu Ricard, GABS, and John L. Ward, Ph.D.

Eminent family enterprise authors bring humor to their vast knowledge of this subject.

     
Family Values and Value Creatioin  

Family Values and Value Creation

(Introduction & Chapter 5 "How Values Dilemmas Underscore the Difficult Issues of Governing the Large, Enterprising Family")

edited by Josep Tapies and John L. Ward
ISBN: 978-0-230-21219-01

The study and research of the role of family values and their impact on the creation of values.

     
Perpetuating the Family Business: 50 Lessons Learned from Long-Lasting Successful Families in Business  

Perpetuating the Family Business: 50 Lessons Learned from Long-Lasting Successful Families in Business

by John L. Ward, Ph.D
ISBN: 1-4039-3397-9

A framework of insights and principles in which 50 lessons for family businesses are presented using international examples, cases, essential tools and checklists of best practice.

     
Strategic Planning for the Family Business  

Strategic Planning for the Family Business

by Randel S. Carlock and John L. Ward, Ph.D
ISBN: 0-333-94731-2

The authors introduce the new concept of the Parallel Planning Process, explaining how to integrate the needs and expectations of the family and business systems in order to create an organic and entrepreneurial unit.

     
Family Business Key Issues  

Family Business Key Issues

by Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez and John L. Ward, Ph.D
ISBN: 1-4039-4775-9

This book is collection of articles by leading thinkers and practitioners on family business and it covers such issues as ensuring a healthy family business, family strategy, governance and succession.

     
Creating Effective Boards for Private Enterprises: Meeting the Challenges of Continuity and Competition
 

Creating Effective Boards for Private Enterprises: Meeting the Challenges of Continuity and Competition

by John L. Ward, Ph.D; Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 1-55542-352-3

This book shows how to build a dynamic board of directors that can enhance the ability to conduct business of owners of small to midsized private and family firms.

 
   
Keeping the Family Business Healthy. How to Plan for Continuing Growth, Profitability, and Family Leadership
  Keeping the Family Business Healthy. How to Plan for Continuing Growth, Profitability, and Family Leadership

by John L. Ward, Ph.D; Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 1-55542-026-5

Fewer than one-third of family-owned businesses survive until the second generation because owners or managers avoid making decisions about the company's future. As a result, they fail to adapt to changing ...
     
Unconventional Wisdom: Counterintuitive Insights for Family Business Success (IMD Executive Development Series)
 

Unconventional Wisdom: Counterintuitive Insights for Family Business Success (IMD Executive Development Series)
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by John L. Ward, Ph.D (Editor)
ISBN: 0-470-02165-9

"IMD - International Institute for Management Development - has been the global meeting place for families in business since 1988..."

 
   
The Family Business Sourcebook, 3rd edition
  The Family Business Sourcebook, 3rd edition

Edited by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D., Joseph H. Astrachan, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D
ISBN: 1-891652-07-9

The most comprehensive reference book on family business issues, the 740-page Family Business Sourcebook II is a thoroughly revised, updated and ...
     
Managing Complexity in Global Organizations  

Managing Complexity in Global Organizations (IMD Executive Development Series)

(Chapter 18) Managing Complexity: The Family Business Experience by John L. Ward, Ph.D.

 
   
Mastering Global Corporate Governance
 

Mastering Global Corporate Governance (IMD Executive Development Series)

(Chapter 8) How Governing Family Businesses is Different

edited by Peter Lorange, Fred Neubauer, John L. Ward, Ph.D., Bill George, Ulrich Steger
ISBN: 0-470-09041-3

     
Family Education  

Family Education for Business-Owning Families.  Strengthening Bonds by Learning Together

by Amy M. Schuman and John L. Ward. © 2009
ISBN: 1-891652-27-5

This book aims to inspire you and your family to initiate a family education program that is suited to the needs of your family.

     
From Siblings to Cousins: Prospering in the Third Generation and Beyond  

From Siblings to Cousins: Prospering in the Third Generation and Beyond

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D.

If you are a sibling owner, this book will help you create the circumstances to help your children become successful team—if it’s the family’s goal to continue in business together. This is a how-to book aimed at helping the cousin generation continue working together successfully.

 
   
The Family Constitution: Agreements to Secure and Perpetuate Your Family and Your Business
 

The Family Constitution: Agreements to Secure and Perpetuate Your Family and Your Business

by Daniela Montemerlo and John L. Ward, Ph.D

The two most effective practices implemented to protect and preserve the family business are “1) to build an independent board to strengthen the business and 2) to draft a Family Agreement to strengthen the family.” This book is about the latter.

 
   
Family Business Ownership: How to be an Effective Shareholder
 

Family Business Ownership: How to be an Effective Shareholder

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

This book explores the far deeper rewards--spiritual, psychological, intellectual, emotional and financial-- that can come from being an effective shareholder in a healthy family business.

 
   
Make Change Your Family Business Tradition
 

Make Change Your Family Business Tradition

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

The current rapid rate of change makes ongoing success in a family business an increasingly more difficult challenge. This book provides a framework for all constituents to embrace change for the success of the family enterprise.

 
   
Family Business Values: How to Assure a Legacy of Continuity and Success
  Family Business Values: How to Assure a Legacy of Continuity and Success

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

A family's values can be among the greatest competitive advantages that owners can bring to their business. When owning family's values form the heart of a business culture, vital ...
 
   
Developing Family Business Policies: Your Guide to the Future
  Developing Family Business Policies: Your Guide to the Future

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D., Joseph H. Astrachan, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

Sooner or later, every business family needs to formalize the structure and guidelines under which the family will own and operate their business.
 
   
Making Sibling Teams Work: The Next Generation
  Making Sibling Teams Work: The Next Generation

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D., Joseph H. Astrachan, Ph.D., Drew S. Mendoza and John L. Ward, Ph.D

Family businesses are now increasingly passed from founder to next-generation sibling teams. Brothers and sisters own and run ...
 
   
Family Business Governance: Maximizing Family and Business Potential
  Family Business Governance: Maximizing Family and Business Potential

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

Effective governance empowers leaders of the business and the family to make the most of the unique strength of a family business: The synergy between a strong, unified owning family ...
 
   
Financing Transitions: Managing Capital and Liquidity in your Family Business
  Financing Transitions: Managing Capital and Liquidity in your Family Business

by François M. de Visscher, Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

If a family-owned company is to endure and provide the maximum potential opportunity for future generations, it must plan for provision of both adequate ...
 
   
How Families Work Together
  How Families Work Together

by Mary F. Whiteside with Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

How Families Work Together emphasizes how to build positive and constructive family relations by learning to make the characteristics and dynamics of family life ...
 
   
Family Meetings: How to Build a Stronger Family and a Stronger Business
  Family Meetings: How to Build a Stronger Family and a Stronger Business

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

Family Meetings: How to Build a Stronger Family and a Stronger Business demonstrates the value of family meetings and how to effectively use family meetings to achieve family and ...
 
   
Preparing Your Family Business for Strategic Change  

Preparing Your Family Business for Strategic Change

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

Responsible and disciplined strategic integration of family and business goals, strengths and values produces powerful results for family firms. Significant strategic change is crucial ...

 
   
Family Business Succession: The Final Test of Greatness
  Family Business Succession: The Final Test of Greatness

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

Few challenges demand more of a business owner than passing on the family business to the next generation. Family members' lifelong hopes, dreams, ambitions, relationships, even ...
 
   
Another Kind of Hero: Preparing Successors for Leadership
  Preparing Successors for Leadership: Another Kind of Hero

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

Another Kind of Hero: Preparing Successors for Leadership focuses on how a family firm's next generation of leadership can effectively enter the organization and develop essential ...
 
   
More Than Family: Non-Family Executives in the Family Business
  More Than Family: Non-Family Executives in the Family Business

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

The success, growth and well-being of a family business depends on its ability to attract, motivate, develop and retain outstanding executives who are not kin. This booklet will aid ...
 
   
Family Business Compensation
  Family Business Compensation

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

Compensation matters are among the most frequently asked and complicated questions facing business-owning families. What is fair? How can the rewards of ownership be distinguished from ...
 
   
How to Choose & Use Advisors: Getting the Best Family Business Advice   How to Choose & Use Advisors: Getting the Best Family Business Advice

by Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D

The success and survival of your family business may depend on the professionals you choose to advise you on matters of finance, law, taxes, family relations, business strategy, ...
     
Book Generation to Generation  

Generation to Generation: Life Cylces of the Family Business

by Ivan Lansberg et al.; HBS
ISBN: 978-0875845555

O.ne of the first comprehensive overviews of family business as a specific organizational form. Focusing on the inevitable maturing of families and their firms over time, the authors reveal the dynamics and challenges family businesses face as they move through their life cycles...

     
Defying the ODDS  

Defying the ODDS: Case Studies of Nigerian Organizations that have Survived Generations

Foreward by John L. Ward, Ph.D

 
   
Family Business Through Darwin's Theory of Species
 

Family Business Through Darwin's Theory of Species

by Corinne Chaponnière and John L. Ward, Ph.D

The purpose of this book is to explore with the reader whether Darwin's theory of evolution is a valuable metaphor for family business continuity. Is there, possibly, a "family business biology"? Do Darwin's concepts of struggle for life, adaptation, variation, mutation, natural selection, procreation and inheritance provide helpful insights for family business owners?

 
   
Les Enterprises Familiales
 

Les Enterprises Familiales (French)

Family Enterprises

edited by Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez and John L. Ward, Ph.D

ISBN: 2-13-054607-2
Paris: Presses Universitaire de France, 2004, 127 p.

 
   
Como Escoger y Trabajar Con Consultores En Empresa
 

Como Escoger y Trabajar Con Consultores En Empresa: Como Obtener El Mejor Asesoramiento Profesional Para La Empresa Familiar (Spanish)

How to Choose & Use Advisors: Getting the Best Family Business Advice

by Craig E. Aronoff and John L. Ward, Ph.D

México: McGraw-Hill Interamericana, 1999. 69p. (HD69.C6A7e)
ISBN: 970-10-2464-8

 
   
La Prueba Suprema de La Grandeza
 

La Prueba Suprema de La Grandeza; La Eleccion Del Nuevo Lider (Spanish Translation)

Family Business Succession: The Final Test of Greatness

by Craig E. Aronoff and John L. Ward, Ph.D

México: McGraw-Hill Interamericana, 2000. 47p. (HD62.25.A712e)
ISBN: 970-10-2696-9

 
   
La Sucesion En La Empresa Familiar
 

La Sucesion En La Empresa Familiar: Un Nuevo Lider, Un Nuevo Heroe (Spanish Translation)

Another Kind of Hero: Preparing Successors for Leadership

by Craig E. Aronoff and John L. Ward, Ph.D

México: McGraw-Hill Interamericana, 2000. 63p. (HD62.25.A713e)
ISBN: 970-10-2697-7

 
   
Optimizando El Potencial En La Empresa Familiar
 

Optimizando El Potencial En La Empresa Familiar; Como Evitar Los Juegos De Poder (Spanish Translation)

Family Business Governance: Maximizing Family and Business Potential

by Craig E. Aronoff and John L. Ward, Ph.D

México: McGraw-Hill Interamericana, 2000. 61p. (HD62.25.A71e)
ISBN: 970-10-2753-1

 
   
Juntas De Trabajo Exitosas Para Formar Empresas Familiares Muy Solidas
 

Juntas De Trabajo Exitosas Para Formar Empresas Familiares Muy Solidas (Spanish Translation)

Family Meetings: How to Build a Stronger Family and a Stronger Business

by Craig E. Aronoff and John L. Ward, Ph.D

México: McGraw-Hill Interamericana, 1999. 53p. (HD62.25.A7e)
ISBN: 970-10-2463-X

 
   
Como Desarrollar La Empresa Familiar
 

Como Desarrollar La Empresa Familiar: Planificacion Estrategica De Crecimiento, Rentabilidad & Liderazgo Familiar Duraderos (Spanish Translation)

Keeping the Family Business Healthy. How to Plan for Continuing Profitability, and Family Leadership

by John L. Ward, Ph.D

Buenos Aires: El Ateneo, 1994. 216p. (HD62.25.W3e) ISBN: 950-02-3626-5

 
   
Di Padre In Giglio: L'Impresa Di Famiglia
 

Di Padre In Giglio: L'Impresa Di Famiglia; Come Preparer Il Passaggio Generazionale E Assicurare Continuita E Prosperita Alle Aziende Familiari (Italian Translation)

Keeping the Family Business Healthy. How to Plan for Continuing Growth, Profitability, and Family Leadership

by John L. Ward, Ph.D

ISBN: 88-204-3684-1

   
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Articles

Lungeanu, Razvan and John Ward. 2012. A Governance-Based Typology of Family Foundations: The Effect of Generation Stage and Governance Structure on Family Philanthropic Activities. Family Business Review.
Ward, John and Lloyd Steier. 2006. If Theories of Family Enterprise Really Do Matter, So Does Change in Management Education. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.: 887-895.
Ward, John. 2006. When the Family is Large. Families In Business. 25
Lombard, Thierry, Annelie Stider, Colleen Lief and John Ward. 2006. Making A Difference. Families in Business.
Ward, John. 2006. Managing For The Long Term. Families In Business. 26
Ward, John. 2006. Better Built to Last Longer. Families in Business. 24
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 2005. How Successful Business Families Get That Way. Families In Business. 14(2)
Ward, John and Steve Waichler. 2005. Continuity and Flexibility Enable A Business to Survive and Thrive. Families In Business. 21
Ward, John and Steve Waichler. 2005. Keep It In The Family and Help the Business To Reach New Heights. Families In Business. 20
Ward, John. 2005. Added Family Values. Families In Business. 22
Ward, John and Colleen Lief. 2005. Unconventional Wisdom: Counterintuitive Insights For Family Business Success. Perspectives for Managers.(120)
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 2005. The Cousin Collaboration. Families In Business. 23
Ward, John. 2005. Keeping the Business Within the Family. Financial Times.
Ward, John and Joachim Schwass. 2004. La Gestion des RH dans les Entreprises Familiales. HR Today.
Ward, John. 2004. Is Google a Family Business?. Families In Business. 14
Ward, John. 2004. The Family Council: Goals, Roles and Holes. Families in Business. 12
Schwass, Joachim, Amann Wolfgang and John Ward. 2004. Die nächste Generation. Hamburg: Zeitschrift Führung & Organisation Praxis.
Denison, Daniel, Colleen Lief and John Ward. 2004. Culture in Family-Owned Enterprises: Recognizing and Leveraging Unique Strengths. Family Business Review. 17(1): 61-70.
Ward, John. 2004. Live Long and Prosper. Families In Business. 13
Montemerlo, Daniela and John Ward. 2004. How a Formal Family Agreement Can Benefit Your Business. Families In Business. 16
Ward, John. 2004. Think of Your Family Foundation as a Family Business. Families In Business. 15
Ward, John and Randel S. Carlock. 2003. What every family member needs to know about strategy. Families In Business. 8
Ward, John. 2003. Good Governance Is Different for Family Firms. Families in Business.
Ward, John, Liz Guthridge, Rhonda Kaufman, John P. McAllister and Cynthia A. Montgomery. 2003. The Board's Missing Link. Harvard Business Review. 81(6): 130-131.
Ward, John. 2003. The Ultimate Vision for Continuity?. Families In Business. 10
Ward, John. 2003. How Strategy, Management and Governance Are Different. Families in Business.
Ward, John. 2003. What do owners do?. Families In Business. 9
Schwass, Joachim, John Ward and Barbara Murray. 2003. Lausanne: Where It's At. Families In Business.
Ward, John. 2002. How Family Vision Drives Business Strategy. Families In Business. 6
Ward, John. 2002. The Role of the Board In Family Business Strategy. Families In Business.
Ward, John. 2002. The Family Business Advantage: Unconventional Strategy. Families In Business. 3
Ward, John. 2002. Murugappa Group. Families In Business. 2
Ward, John. 2001. Developing Effective Ownership in the Family-Controlled Business. Directors Monthly. 25
Lank, Alden G. and John Ward. 2000. Governing the Business Owning Family. Family Business Network Newsletter. 26
Ward, John. 2000. Reflections On Indian Family Groups. Family Business Review. 13(4): 271-278.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1998. Why Continue Your Family's Business? - Traits of Family Businesses That Are the Most Devoted to Continuity. Nation’s Business. 86(3): 72-73.
Ward, John and Christina Dolan. 1998. Defining and Describing Family Business Ownership Configurations. Family Business Review. 11(4): 305-310.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. Reinterpreting Traditions In Changing Times. Nation’s Business. 86(7): 60-61.
Ward, John and Phillip Sidwell. 1998. Resolving Conflicts of Interest. Nation’s Business. 86(9): 68.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1998. The Joy of Family Meetings. Nation’s Business. 76(6): 33-34.
Ward, John. 1997. Growing the Family Business: Special Challenges and Best Practices. Family Business Review. 10(4): 323-337.
Ward, John. 1997. Just What Do Family Councils Do?. Family Business Network Newsletter.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1997. Do-It-Yourself Family Meetings. Nation’s Business. 85(11): 72-73.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1997. Pay in Family Businesses - Includes Related Information On Determining a Job's Market Value. Nation’s Business. 85(5): 62-63.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1996. Why So Few Business Owners Get and Accept Good Advice. Small Business Forum. 14(2)
Kliska, Bernard and John Ward. 1996. Coping With a Leader's Depression. Nation’s Business. 84(7): 49-50.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1996. Overcoming a Major Obstacle to Succession - Managing Family-Owned Businesses. Nation’s Business. 84(9): 46.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1995. Family-Owned Businesses: A Thing of the Past or a Model for the Future?. Family Business Review. 8(2): 121-130.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1995. Golden Goose Mathematics. Nation’s Business. 83(1): 54-55.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1995. Passion and Its Place in Business. Nation’s Business. 83(3): 50-51.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1995. Help Your Children Shape Their Destinies. Nation’s Business. 83(5): 52-53.
Ward, John. 1995. Assessing the Firm's Financial Situation. Family Business Network Newsletter.
Ward, John. 1995. If the Family Falters, The Business Will Falter: The Succession Dilemmas For the Masters Family. Small Business Forum. 13(3): 32-44.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1995. The Value of Full, Open, Willing Disclosure. Nation’s Business. 83(9): 60-61.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1995. How To Manage Your Firm's Biggest Threat. Nation’s Business. 83(6): 49-50.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1995. Run the Business Like a Business. Nation’s Business. 83(11): 49-50.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1995. How To Stay In Love With Your Job. Nation’s Business. 83(7): 41-42.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1995. Put On Your Student Hat. Nation’s Business. 83(4): 42-43.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. The Burdens of Ownership. Nation’s Business. 82(3): 64-65.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. Set Policies Now To Solve Future Problems. Nation’s Business. 82(7): 70-71.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. A Thorny Issue Personal Financial Security. Nation’s Business. 82(2): 49-50.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. Coping With the 'Silver Spoon Syndrome'. Nation’s Business. 82(8): 58-59.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. Family business: coercing offspring to take the reins; planning around personal considerations; dealing with a son's illness. Nation’s Business. 82(1): 58-60.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. A Golden Opportunity For Career Development. Nation’s Business. 82(6): 66-67.
Harris, Dawn, Jon I. Martinez Ecgezarraga and John Ward. 1994. Is Strategy Different for the Family Owned-Business?. Family Business Review. 7(2): 159-174.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. Preparing Successors To Be Leaders. Nation’s Business. 82(4): 54-55.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. How Family Affects Strategy. Small Business Forum. 12(2): 85-90.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. Beware of the Family-Business Paradox. Nation’s Business. 82(10): 80-81.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. The price of 'peace at any price: Managing conflict in a family business. Nation’s Business. 82(11): 46-47.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. How Successful Business Families Get That Way. Nation’s Business. 82(9): 42-43.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. Defining Your Family Business. Nation’s Business. 82(5): 74-75.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. How Not To Ruin The Holidays. Nation’s Business. 82(12): 63-64.
Ward, John. 1994. How Strategy is Different For Family Businesses. Family Business Review. 7(2)
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. Suggestions for Nonfamily Managers. Nation’s Business. 81(8): 62.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. Paying The Family: Common Problems. Nation’s Business. 81(3): 70.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. The High Cost of Paternalism. Nation’s Business. 81(5): 61-62.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. In-Laws In the Family Business. Nation’s Business. 81(9): 62.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. 10 Myths About Outside Boards. Nation’s Business. 81(4): 56-67.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. Will It Stand the Light of Day?. Nation’s Business. 81(11): 61-62.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. Rules For Nepotism. Nation’s Business. 81(1): 64-65.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. Two 'Laws' for Family Businesses. Nation’s Business. 81(2): 52-53.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. Examine Why Key Employees Want Stock Ownership. Nation’s Business. 81(10): 52-53.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. Philanthropy With Purpose. Nation’s Business. 81(6): 60.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. Know How To Get Good Advice. Nation’s Business. 81(12)
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. How To Choose a Consultant. Nation’s Business. 81(7): 48-49.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1992. Sibling Partnerships. Nation’s Business. 80(1): 52-53.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. The Critical Value of Stewardship. Nation’s Business. 80(4): 49.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. Outside Directors: How They Can Help You. Nation’s Business. 80(10)
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1992. How Successors Cope with Stress. Nation’s Business. 80(7): 52-53.
Ward, John. 1992. Recruiting the Board for You. Family Business Review. 5
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1992. The Fears of Estate Planning. Nation’s Business. 80(12): 57-58.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1992. Don't Be Trapped by Past Success. Nation’s Business. 80(3): 52-53.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1992. Where Does All the Money Go?. Nation’s Business. 80(5): 42-43.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. Facing the Fears of Retirement. Nation’s Business. 80(2): 38-39.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. Accountability: The Whetstone Effect. Nation’s Business. 80(11): 52-53.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. Is It 'Worth it' to the Family?. Nation’s Business. 80(8): 45-46.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1991. Are You Being Too Generous?. Nation’s Business. 79(12): 46-47.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1991. You Deserve the Best Managers - Finding Non-Family Business Executives for Family-Owned Businesses. Nation’s Business. 79(2): 38-39.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1991. Recession Means Agony, Opportunity - Managing a Family Business During Economic Downturns. Nation’s Business. 79(3): 42-43.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1991. Have Patience for Process. Nation’s Business. 79(7): 34-35.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1991. Family Business: Trust Gives You the Advantage. Nation’s Business. 79(8): 42-43.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1991. The Power of Patient Capital. Nation’s Business. 79(9): 48-49.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1991. How To Enhance Communication - Communication Skills Crucial in Family Business. Nation’s Business. 79(6): 65-66.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1991. Choosing Among Siblings. Nation’s Business. 79(10): 37-38.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1991. Chief's Toughest Job: Teacher. Nation’s Business. 79(1): 27-28.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1991. Being Responsible Shareholders: Owning Shares in a Family Business. Nation’s Business. 79(4): 38-39.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1990. Why owners don't plan. Nation’s Business. 78(6): 59-60.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1990. 'If Something Happens To Me.' - Steps for Survivors in Maintaining a Family Business. Nation’s Business. 78(12): 47-48.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1990. Succession: A New Image. Nation’s Business. 78(7): 45-46.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1990. Employee Turnover Has Its Good Side. Nation’s Business. 78(4): 53-54.
Ward, John. 1990. Should We Professionalize Family Business Consulting?: A Commentary. Family Business Review. 3(3): 263-265.
Danco, Leon A. and John Ward. 1990. Beyond Success: The Continuing Contribution of the Family Foundation. Family Business Review. 3(4): 347-355.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1990. Learning To Be Responsible. Nation’s Business. 78(8): 45-46.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1990. Growing Without Losing Control: Planning for the Family Business. Nation’s Business. 78(10): 59-60.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1990. Just What Is a Family Business?. Nation’s Business. 78(2)
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1990. To Sell - Or Not To Sell. Nation’s Business. 78(1): 63-34.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1990. How Much Is Too Much Family?. Nation’s Business. 78(3): 71-72.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1989. Promote, Celebrate Your Family Ties. Nation’s Business. 77(2): 16-17.
Ward, John. 1989. Professionalizing: A Necessary Hurdle. Nation’s Business. 77(11): 38-39.
Ward, John. 1989. Defining and Researching Inside Versus Outside Directors : A Rebuttal To the Rebuttal. Family Business Review. 2(2): 147-150.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1989. Retired Dads: A Real Resource. Nation’s Business. 77(6): 72-73.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1989. The Role of 'Mom'. Women in Business. Nation’s Business. 77(8): 40-41.
Ward, John. 1988. The Special Role of Strategic Planning for Family Businesses. Family Business Review. 1(2): 105-117.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1988. Letting Go: An Act of Courage. Nation’s Business. 76(12): 32-33.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1988. Bringing the Kids into Your Business. Nation’s Business. 76(2): 70.
Ward, John. 1988. A Survey of Board Practices. Family Business Review. 1(3): 289-308.
Ward, John. 1988. The Active Board With Outside Directors and the Family Firm. Family Business Review. 1(3): 223-229.
Ward, John, Laurel Sorenson and Sharon Nelton. 1987. A Family Needs a Mission Statement/Ten Reasons for an Outside Board. Nation’s Business. 75(10): 45-46.

 

Book Chapters

Ward, John. 2008. "How Values Dilemmas Underscore the Difficult Issues of Governing the Large, Enterprising Family." In Family Values and Value Creation:The Fostering Of Enduring Values Within Family-Owned Businesses , edited by John L. Ward, Josep Tapies, Introduction: 1-6, Chapter 5: 102-123. Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Ward, John. 2008. "Managing Complexity: The Family Business Experience." In Managing Complexity in Global Organizations, edited by Ulrich Steger, Wolfgang Amann, Martha Maznevski, Chapter 18: 249-259. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..

 

Ward, John and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2008. "Kartha-Based Undivided Family Model – The Murugappa Group, India." In Culturally Sensitive Models for Family Business in Southern Asia: A Compendium Using the GLOBE Paradigm, Chapter 9: 177-202. Icfai University Press.

 

Ward, John and Joseph Tapies. 2008. "How Values Dilemmas Underscore the Difficult Issues of Governing the Large Enterprising Family." In Family Values and Value Creation, Intro: 1-6, Chapter 5: 102-123. Palgrave MacMillan.
Ward, John. 2006. "Defying the Odds: Case Studies of Nigerian Organizations That Have Survived Generations." In Defying the Odds: Case Studies of Nigerian Organizations That Have Survived Generations, Foreword: xvii-xviii.
Ward, John. 2004. "How Governing Family Businesses is Different." In Mastering Global Corporate Governance, edited by Ulrich Steger, Peter Lorange, Fred Neubauer, John L. Ward, Bill George, Wiley.
Ward, John. 2001. "Die Herausforderung, ein Familienunternehmen am Leben zu erhalten." In Familienunternehmen heute, Bonn, Germany: INTES.
Other
Ward, John. "Making the Most of Your Emotions." The Times, June 7, 2010.
Ward, John. "Sibling Rivalry is the Biggest Challenge for Indian Family Businesses." Business Today.
Ward, John. "The Ten Subtle Secrets of Successful Family Businesses." Family Business: Wiki Town Square blog.
Ward, John. "Appreciating Paradoxes." IESE Insight, Third Quarter 2009.
Ward, John. "The Value of Family Business Values." The Times (London, England), Special Issue Supplement: Raconteur on Family Business, May 5, 2009.
Ward, John. "Enough Reason to Get Back Together." The Economic Times.
Aronoff, Craig E., John Ward and Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez. "Reports of our Demise are Greatly Exaggerated: Family Ownership in the U.S. Newspaper Industry." Conference Paper, Stokholm School of Economics.
Carlock, Randel S. and John Ward. "The Unique Challenge of Family Business Planning." Family Business Network Newsletter.
Ward, John. "Code of Conduct (for a family firm)." Essay.
Ward, John. "Making Inherited Wealth a "Neutral" Concept." Essay.
Ward, John. "Why Are Family Meetings So Emotionally Draining?." Essay.
Nelton, Sharon, John Ward and Craig E. Aronoff. "Coercing Offspring to Take the Reigns; Planning Around Personal Considerations; Dealing with a Son's Illness." Nation's Business, Jan..
Ward, John. "Shirt Sleeves to Shirt Sleeves." Nation's Business, Sept..
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Being Responsible for Shareholders." Nation's Business, April.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. "Power of Patient Capital." Nation's Business, Sept..
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. "Following In Huge Footsteps." Nation's Business, Nov..
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. "Have Patience for Process." Nation's Business, July.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Summer Jobs For Your Kids." Nation's Business, May.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Learning To Be Responsible." Nation's Business, Aug..
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Fear of Losing It All." Nation's Business, May.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Make Change Your Tradition." Nation's Business, Sept..
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Growing Without Losing Control Estate Planning." Nation's Business, Nov..
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. "Letting Go: An Act of Courage." Nation's Business, Dec..
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. "Joy Of Family Meetings - - including How to Plan A Family Meeting." Nation's Business, June.
Ward, John. "Business Health Checkup." Nation's Business, June.

 

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