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Paul Mudde
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • United States
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With what family business organizations are you affiliated (e.g., FFI, FBN, IFERA, FERC, CAFE, IFB)?
FFI, Family Business Alliance (Grand Rapids, MI), Family Owned Business Institute at Grand Valley State University
Please share a little about yourself and your business.
I am Director of the Family-Owned Business Institute at GVSU and a member of the Management Faculty at Seidman College of Business, GVSU. I am on the board of directors for the Family Business Alliance in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the Family Enterprise Research Conference.

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Is “Innovative” Family Business an Oxymoron?

Many family owned businesses are focusing their attention on new growth opportunities. One reason for this is the recent downturn in the global economy that has caused a decline in revenues for most family businesses.

Another reason is that many of today’s family businesses were started in industries that were emerging and developing in the post-World War II economy. Today, many of these industries are mature. Sales across the industry have flattened or…


Posted on May 29, 2010 at 11:53am

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