Big boots to fill—the next generation continuing differently

Eric Clinton*, Justin B. Craig, Vanessa Diaz-Moriana, Catherine M. Faherty

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This case history describes the challenge facing Carlos García, the third-generation successor of a Spanish family business, as he takes over the reins of Hispalis and prepares to continue the business ‘differently’. In two generations, Hispalis has morphed into a global conglomerate, with a portfolio of business ventures in multiple industries and countries. The case history facilitates discussion of business and family issues and is appropriate for beginning-level undergraduate students in the areas of entrepreneurial leadership, family business, strategic management and corporate governance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-139
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2016


  • Corporate governance
  • Entrepreneurial growth
  • Family business
  • Leadership internationalization
  • Next-generation involvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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