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Adaptation and Family Business Sustainability

A Panel Presentation of Current Research on Family Businesses

Adaptation and Family Business Sustainability

Michael J. Horvitz, Attorney, prominent business leader, generous philanthropist and Founder of H.R. Horvitz Chair of Family Business joins Weatherhead faculty and alumni for a breakfast seminar focused on strengthening family businesses. Michael brings an extensive background of advising family businesses and will share his vision on how research can have a transformational impact on the future of family business. 

The panel will be moderated by Richard Boyatzis, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science, H.R. Horvitz Chair of Family Business, Case Western Reserve University. Using his well-established Intentional Change Theory (ICT) and complexity theory, Richard Boyatzis has continued to research how people and organizations engage in sustainable, desired change. Richard was recently named one of the top ten thinkers of the century by HR Magazine.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

George S. Dively Building
11240 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Cost: $20 per person

Program Overview
Understanding how family businesses thrive through multiple generations of family ownership has become critical as the WWII and Baby Boomer generations transfer their wealth to the next generation in the form of ownership in family enterprises.

Presenters and Topics

Stephen P. Miller, President, GenSpan, Inc.; Lecturer and Co-Founder, Family Enterprise Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Founder is so Eighties - Who Will Save our Family Business

John Neff, DM, Owner, Family Enterprise Consulting, Dayton, Ohio, PhD candidate, Weatherhead School of Management

It is Not All About the Money-- We Have to Love One Another

Kathy Overbeke, DM, Owner GPS: Generation Planning Strategies for Family Business Renewal, Research Fellow, Executive Coach, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

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Public parking is available in the Ford Road Garage (corner of Euclid and Ford).

For more information, contact Cheryl Lauderdale at 216.368.5101 or

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
George S. Dively Building
11240 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7166
United States


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