Most companies around the world are controlled by their founding families in Asia, including more than half of all public entities in the U.S. and Europe, and more than two thirds of them. These companies are the subject of the financial management of family and closely held businesses, of course, an elective MBA from Harvard Business School. The course introduces the unique finances, governance and management issues of family firms are facing and the way in which these issues can b … Read more »

Most companies around the world are controlled by their founding families in Asia, including more than half of all public entities in the U.S. and Europe, and more than two thirds of them. These companies are the subject of the financial management of family and closely held businesses, of course, an elective MBA from Harvard Business School. The course introduces the unique finances, governance and management issues faced by family businesses, and the way in which these problems can be addressed. The course provides students with a framework for analyzing how family ownership, control and management affect value, and whether and how more value can be created for the different actors in family. The course is for students who have fixed with these companies in a variety of roles, including those of the founders, shareholders or managers of their own family, as well as those of non-family executives and employees, investors or business partners can be included conceived (z . example, private equity investors) and consultants of various types (eg, investment bankers, board members or consultants).
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Belen Villalonga
Source: Harvard Business School
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Release Date: 9 March 2009. Prod #: 209137-PDF-ENG
Growing, financing and management of family and closely held businesses: Overview of the Course HBR case solution

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