We meet through linkedin I believe. I am a Ph.D student in Marriage and Family Therapy over at MSU...sorry! I'm doing my dissertation and other research through a group in Grand Rapids called the Family Business Alliance. I've came across your website a few times over the last two years. How's the Buz?
It's exploring the role of family dynamics in family businesses. Mostly using social network analysis to identify the usefulness or limits of the three circle model in typologizing family businesses. I hypthesize that varying family dynamics and internal family values influence how family businesses structure their ownership and practices and therefore family dynamics and values are a more accureate way to typologize family businesses. I have an article in the march 2009 Family Business Review that details the theory. My dissertation will be one step in researching the theory.
Some day check out www.fbagr.org its a nonprofit group for family businesses in the west Michigan area. I am guessing you would know a number of the businesses.
Thanks for the invite. I am trying to find some useful resources for family business on the internet. Can you guide me? Also, what are the most popular family business associations that you would advise someone to be part of?
It looks like you are far more steeped in the science of family systems than I. My expertise comes from the practical experience of running a family business, and my use of, and training in, Jungian psychological types. I use the latter terminology rather than "Myers-Briggs" as the leading professionals promoting the constructive use of personality differences are now focused on Jung's 8 function/attitudes as the basis for their work.
I look forward to participating in, and learning from, this group.
Hello, nice to meet you. I am looking forward to attending the event which will be held in Bogotá in May and I was wondering where I could get more information about it. Maybe you can help me with that :).