Discover Stories of Global Family Businesses
Here is our selection of international family businesses that have shaped the global economy over the decades. Explore their stories.
Please find below an initial list of suggestions for further readings related to family business histories.
Aamer Abdul Jalil Alfahim. Strategies for Family Businesses in Abu Dhabi to 2030. Coventry University, 2011.
Berghoff, Hartmut. “The End of Family Business? The Mittelstand and German Capitalism in Transition, 1949–2000.” Business History Review, vol. 80, no. 02, June 2006, pp. 263–95.
Carsrud, Alan L., and Malin Brännback, editors. Understanding Family Businesses: Undiscovered Approaches, Unique Perspectives, and Neglected Topics. Springer, 2012.
Colli, Andrea. “Business History in Family Business Studies: From Neglect to Cooperation?” Journal of Family Business Management, vol. 1, no. 1, Apr. 2011, pp. 14–25. emeraldinsight.com (Atypon)
Lubinski, Christina, et al., editors. Family Multinationals: Entrepreneurship, Governance, and Pathways to Internationalization. 1 edition, Routledge, 2016.
Lubinski, Christina. “Path Dependency and Governance in German Family Firms.” The Business History Review, vol. 85, no. 4, 2011, pp. 699–724. JSTOR.
Wilson, Charles Henry. The History of Unilever: A Study in Economic Growth and Social Change. Cassell, 1954.