Featured Research

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Featured Scholarly Work

Dr. Carol Wittmeyer presents from a podium.

Work Outside the Family Business?

Thu, Jan 4

Many family businesses require their next-generation members to work outside anywhere from two to 10 years. But does it make a difference? In “Don’t Send Your Kids to Work Outside the Family Business Just Yet,” Dr. Carol Wittmeyer and co-authors explore surprising insights for family businesses.

Dr. Hugh Lambert presenting from a podium.

Succession Planning for the Family Business

Tue, Jan 10

Despite the importance of succession planning for many family companies, only 15% of them have anything resembling a succession plan in place. In “Family Business Succession Planning Opportunities,” Dr. Hugh Lambert explores how CPAs, as trusted advisors, can play a significant role in establishing prudent and functional succession plans for their business owner clients.

David Kunsch shakes an award-winner's hand.

Effective Negotiations for Better Relationships

Wed, Jan 10

Negotiations are at the heart of our daily interactions. In “All-In: Conducting Effective Negotiations for Better Relationships and Results,” Dr. David Kunsch and Dr. Carol Wittmeyer focus on strategies for effective negotiation meetings with family business stakeholders.