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Family Businesses

  • By: Andrea Colli
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Family businesses are businesses that are owned or controlled by a family. They are found in almost every country. In industrialized countries family businesses make up 75 to 80 percent of businesses. In some European countries—Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and ...

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