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June 1, 2002

The presidents of Japan’s oldest traditional confectioner, Toraya, have not always agreed on the company’s direction – but their ancient philosophy of tradition, founded on the continuation of innovation, has sustained the evolution of the company

Sonia Totten is the founding member of FBN Japan.  Suzy Bibko is Editor-in-Chief of Families in Business magazine.

The presidents of Japan's oldest traditional confectioner, Toraya, have not always agreed on the company's direction – but their ancient philosophy of tradition, founded on the continuation of innovation, has sustained the evolution of the company

April 1, 2002

The two-volume history, The House of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson, gives remarkable insight into how the Rothschild family prospered as a formidable force in Europe throughout the 19th century and has maintained the tradition to this day

The two-volume history, The House of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson, gives remarkable insight into how the Rothschild family prospered as a formidable force in Europe throughout the 19th century and has maintained the tradition to this day

April 1, 2002

Paul is Europe’s fastest growing bakery chain. Maxime Holder, Operations Director of Paul, talks about the history of the business and how the family have approached the future issue of a generation transition

Paul is Europe's fastest growing bakery chain. Maxime Holder, Operations Director of Paul, talks about the history of the business and how the family have approached the future issue of a generation transition

April 1, 2002

Suzy Bibko talks with Bernard and Michel Lacoste and discovers how a weekend business built around an alligator becomes a clothing empire in the short span of 39 years

Suzy Bibko talks with Bernard and Michel Lacoste and discovers how a weekend business built around an alligator becomes a clothing empire in the short span of 39 years

April 1, 2002

Barbara Murray talks to Etienne Hugel and learns how the resilient Hugel family overcame war, pestilence and competition, and explores the challenges that planning for future generations of Hugel ownership and control will bring to their longevity

Barbara Murray talks to Etienne Hugel and learns how the resilient Hugel family overcame war, pestilence and competition, and explores the challenges that planning for future generations of Hugel ownership and control will bring to their longevity

April 1, 2002

Geoffrey Dovey is Chairman of Dovey Premium Products Limited. DPP was formally established in 1977, although the origins of the business hark back to 1958. Geoffrey runs DPP today with his two brothers James and Jeremy. They distribute quality frozen food, drink and spices to Indian restaurants throughout Southern England. Geoffrey has an active interest in family companies and is a trustee of the UK Chapter of the Family Business Network

Geoffrey Dovey is Chairman of Dovey Premium Products Limited. DPP was formally established in 1977, although the origins of the business hark back to 1958. Geoffrey runs DPP today with his two brothers James and Jeremy. They distribute quality frozen food, drink and spices to Indian restaurants throughout Southern England. Geoffrey has an active interest in family companies and is a trustee of the UK Chapter of the Family Business Network

Saturday

April 1, 2002

Publicly-traded but very much in the family: patrimonal firms on the Paris Stock Exchange

Publicly-traded but very much in the family: patrimonal firms on the Paris Stock Exchange

February 1, 2002

With the recent news that a member of the Ford family is again head of the Ford Motor Company, we look at the history and the issues that have affected the turbulent transitions from its founder, Henry Ford, to the current fourth generation

The news last October that a member of the Ford family would head the Ford Motor Company for the first time in over two decades was greeted like the return of King Arthur. William Clay Ford, Jr, great-grandson of founder Henry Ford, was replacing the unpopular non-family executive Jacques A Nasser as chief executive. At the Ford plant in Dearborn workers cheered their new leader.

February 1, 2002

Dabur India Ltd is undergoing the challenging transition from family management to professional management, while staying true to the legacy and traditions of its founders

The headquarters of Dabur India Ltd stands just outside New Delhi, on a crowded road lined with a variety of old buildings and undeveloped land. Almost as if leaping centuries into the future, you come upon a few tranquil acres of sloping, landscaped lawn and garden, in the middle of which is a silver and glass tower that would not be out of place in California's Silicon Valley. Completed in 2000, the building stands as a symbol of how far Dabur India Ltd (Dabur) has come in the past century.

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