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Isabelle Le Breton-Miller received her Ph.D. from Imperial College, London. She is Associate Professor of Management and holds the Chair of Succession and Family Enterprise at HEC Montreal, and is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Alberta. She has served in senior human resource management positions in a variety of companies before beginning her academic career. Her research, teaching interests, and recent publications center on strategies, organization designs, governance structures and succession within family businesses. She has published in Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Family Business Review and other journals. Her most recent book with Danny Miller is Managing for the Long Run (Harvard Business School Press), now translated into 6 languages. She serves on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, and other journals, and consults with family businesses.

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The Two Faces of Family Enterprise

The Two Faces of Family Enterprise

Isabelle Le Breton-Miller & Danny Miller

HEC Montreal and University of Alberta

Montreal, January 2011


There are two common views of family enterprise.  The first is that these are conservative, stagnating organizations of the past, rife with conflicts among family owners and owner-managers, and plagued by nepotism and succession problems.  Another view, one espoused by our book…


Posted on January 17, 2011 at 3:51pm

The Competitive Advantages of Family Firms

The Competitive Advantages of Family Firms

Isabelle Le Breton-Miller & Danny Miller

HEC Montreal and University of Alberta

Much has been written about the unique challenges faced by family firms. They are said to perish after a generation or two, to be short of capital, and to be paternalistic and old fashioned. They are also argued to be plagued by family conflicts and nepotism, and therefore to put family first and financial… Continue

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 1:30am

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At 8:10pm on March 12, 2010, Denise Paré Julien said…
Salut Isabelle

J'espère que tu vas bien et ton chum itou!

Bonne fin de semaine


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