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Technical Note: Why Bond? The Benefits of Family Ties across Time, Space, and Generations

Case Number: 7-309-501, Year Published: 2009

HBS Number: KEL459

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Authors: John Ward; Sachin Waikar; Carol Adler Zsolnay

Key Concepts

Family Business, Family Constitution, Multi-Generation


This technical note contains examples from other fields on the benefits of bonds of families, extended families, and communities for members of multi-generation family businesses.

Learning Objectives

To demonstrate the benefits of creating bonds beyond the nuclear family group for those in family businesses.

Number of Pages: 7

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Family Business

Industry: Family Business