Building a Successful Family Business Board: A Guide for Leaders, Directors, and Families

Jennifer Myatt Pendergast, John L Ward, Stephanie Brun De Pontet

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Abstract

Boards of directors can help businesses succeed—yet many family businesses do not have functioning boards of directors that play a valuable role in providing oversight to their businesses. In Building a Successful Family Business Board , the authors show why private firms need the in-depth expertise and objective feedback that a well-chosen board, including qualified independent directors, can provide, and demonstrates how owners and directors can work together to ensure a long and profitable life for the firm. The book provides best practices for owners and directors with step-by-step guidelines for developing and managing a board—from writing the initial prospectus, through conducting lively meetings, to maintaining open, honest communication between owners, directors, family members, and other stakeholders in the firm.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages263
ISBN (Print)978-0230111547
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameA Family Business Publication

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    Pendergast, J. M., Ward, J. L., & De Pontet, S. B. (2011). Building a Successful Family Business Board: A Guide for Leaders, Directors, and Families. (A Family Business Publication). Palgrave Macmillan.