Richard Keith Latman is Chief Executive Officer, cofounder of iMagicLab and the Founder of Latman Interactive. Latman drives product development, technology, sales, marketing, and architecture decisions across all iMagicLab/Latman products to ensure the product direction is consistent with the overall strategy of the company and the needs of the marketplace. Over the past nine years, he has trained tens of thousands of salespeople, written over 275 articles, and spoken at major events and seminars nationwide. Latman has broad experience in the sales, hardware, software, and services sectors, having spent more than 20 years in senior management roles in the IT industry. Prior to founding iMagicLab, Latman helped start many innovative companies including RetailTRAC (sold to Minow LLC), MicroPOS (sold to Micros), and Microworkz.com.
Through stories and interviews the authors explore the changing role women play in todays family business, looking at how to encourage and support women family members, to the challenges women face in finding the right balance between work and life, to the role spouses play in couples that work together.
In the field of international business, it is increasingly recognized that Multinational Corporations (MNCs) can no longer rely on headquarters as the single source of competitive advantage. Therefore, growing interest centers on decentralized entrepreneurial initiatives that originate in their network of foreign subsidiaries. Based on an extensive review of literature, Lars R. Dzedek develops a comprehensive framework to help explain how the setting in which a foreign subsidiary operates impacts its entrepreneurial initiatives and outcomes. The author conducts an empirical investigation in 14 foreign units of two large MNCs and offers detailed case studies with rich insights into entrepreneurial subsidiary activities. Dr. Lars R. Dzedek finished his doctorate at ESCP Europe Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin, Chair of International Management and Strategic Management. He now leads the regional office of an internal management consulting firm of a large Multinational Corporation.
Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, , language: English, abstract: This report is designed to help understand the role of a government for creating an entrepreneurial environment. It explores the idea and goals of the government policies that encourages entrepreneurial activities. It also highlights the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation and how the government is working together with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial organisations to support an entrepreneurial environment. Discussing how the formation of regional clusters have fostered the entrepreneurial activities and added a social and cultural aspect to entrepreneurship. Then presenting the case study of Essex County and highlighting its entrepreneurial culture and how it is impacting in growth of local economy and job creation.
Here Aronoff and Ward show siblings and cousins how to work together on key issues that are critical to the future success of the business including how to attract the most capable family members into leadership roles, how to develop agreement among many owners and how to create a cousin collaboration.
The founders of the family business must impart their vision and leadership to succeeding generations. Preparing those generations for leadership is challenging and encompasses a lifetime. Aronoff and Wards strategy for a smooth transition prepares successors for their role in the future of the firm. CRAIG E. ARONOFF Co-founder, principal, and Chairman of the Board of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current Professor Emeritus at Kennesaw State University, USA. He invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family Business Forum, which has served as a model of family business education for universities world-wide. JOHN L. WARD Co-founder of the Family Business Consulting Group Inc. He is Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, USA and teaches strategic management, business leadership and family enterprise continuity.
Ownership in a family business can be a rewarding and important role. It means stewardship, protection and nurturing the family business. As a guide for shareholders, this book will develop understanding and insight into the role of becoming more valuable as an owner, not just financially, but intellectually and emotionally as well. CRAIG E. ARONOFF Co-founder, principal, and Chairman of the Board of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current Professor Emeritus at Kennesaw State University, USA. He invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family Business Forum, which has served as a model of family business education for universities world-wide. STEPHEN L. McCLURE Principal at the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. and specializes in family communications and decision making, succession planning and implementation, and governance & management in family firms. JOHN L. WARD Co-founder of the Family Business Consulting Group Inc. He is Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and teaches strategic management, business leadership and family enterprise continuity.
This book aims to bind together latest theories on creation of innovative clusters and operating modalities, empirical analysis, and several new formal models describing cluster formation and dynamics. Another objective of the book is the analysis of the role of the innovative activities on the economic performances of the firm during the crisis, focusing the attention on the complementarities existing among the innovative dimensions, hypothesizing a positive role of integrated innovative strategies in increasing the firm resilience to the challenges brought by the economic crisis. The part of empirical analysis contains a comprehensive survey of different international legislation sources useful for deep studies of influential factors and peculiarities. In this book international statistical reports on economic activity and business cases of successful application of clusters model are described for Western Europe and BRIC. This book also presents authors findings in the domain of mathematical and simulation modeling of the major elements of cluster and innovation management. Nataliya Klimova, PhD is the Deputy Director of National Research University Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Professor Oleg Kozyrev is the Director of National Research University Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Professor Eduard BABKIN is the Deputy Director of National Research University Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Succession in Asian Family Firms examines the history and survival of family businesses in the South Asian Diaspora from an international perspective. The book presents unique research across three continents, focusing on significant communities in the UK, USA and Kenya. The book analyzes the influences on both the start up and survival of family firms, exploring how family members negotiate their working practices. The discussion provides a new perspective on issues central to the debate on family business succession whilst developing ideas on less familiar areas such as the role and influence of women through different cultural contexts.
When collaboration works, the results can be breath-taking! But it doesnt always deliver on its potential. Collaboration has been defined as an unnatural act practiced by non-consenting adults. And often thats exactly what it is! Some collaboration can be painfully difficult with the result that problems are either ignored or smoothed over until the collaboration falters or disintegrates, or self-interest and personal agendas take over and conflict quickly arises. Collaboration and partnerships work well in the aid sector because they have to - no one body has the resources to solve massive problems on their own. Business often sees the advantages of collaboratively sharing costs without fully recognizing the shift in mindset that is required to take managers with a winner takes all worldview and get them performing effectively in a win-win world. Part of the solution lies in bringing consciousness to the workplace and developing it as a core competence. A conscious approach to business relationships, planning, and delivery can enable individuals and organizations to truly think about what they are doing, make changes where needed, and become more effective. It is a particularly effective way of managing the multiple and occasionally conflicting stakeholder objectives inherent in any collaborative project. The author draws on his experience in the aid sector and with non-profit organizations to describe the building blocks that underpin successful collaboration, and inspires us to re-think the way we work together, for good. Ben has worked in the aid sector for the last 15 years, holding a range of roles that have seen him work with humanitarian and development agencies in more 40 countries. He spent ten years with People In Aid, an umbrella organization that provided HR and people management support to those working to reduce inequality and alleviate suffering. Prior to his career in the aid sector, he held a range of roles in the private and public sectors. He is the co-founder of The Conscious Project, a social business that typically works at Board, Executive, or senior management level and whose client list includes UNICEF, the Red Cross, Action Aid, Save the Children, Oxfam, CARE, World Vision, the International Rescue Committee, the International Water Management Institute, International Food Policy Research Institute, the Scout Association, Amnesty International, the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum, and the National Health Service.