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Course title Family Business
Course code EBC4217
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 5-9-2016 28-10-2016
Level Advanced
Coordinator Yannick Bammens
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Language of instruction English
To introduce students to the management challenges faced by family businesses;
To discuss theoretical frameworks that will help students in analysing management problems in family firms.
To allow students to apply the knowledge gathered to case studies as well as to a real-life family firms.
This course introduces students to the unique management issues facing the organisational form of family firms. The course addresses the importance and distinctive nature of family businesses, and familiarizes
students with central theories (agency theory, stewardship theory, socio-emotional wealth theory) and topics (e.g., succession, governance, entrepreneurship) covered in the academic family business literature. The course uses a combination of topical readings, presentations,, case discussions, and assignments to explore and illustrate family business issues.
Academic journal articles; Case studies
This Master-level course familiarizes students with the specifics of the organisational form of family
businesses, and requires a general understanding of business concepts and management theories.An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master International Business Track Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship
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