Randel Carlock

Emeritus Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Email randel.carlock@insead.edu
This is not your typical family business case and that is what makes it such a rich teaching tool and learning experience.

Published 28 May 2018

Reference 6307

Topic Family Business

Industry Philanthropy

Region North America

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This three-part case study explores the development of Adlens, a commercial firm, and Vision for a Nation as the social venture developed in parallel. The entrepreneur’s strategy is to sell the innovative Adlens optical products in middle-to-high income economies for profit, while Vision for a Nation is dedicated to improving vision in the developing world, starting with Rwanda.

Published 28 Oct 2016

Reference 6178

Topic Family Business

Industry Apparel and Fashion

Region Global

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This three-part case study explores the development of Adlens, a commercial firm, and Vision for a Nation as the social venture developed in parallel. The entrepreneur’s strategy is to sell the innovative Adlens optical products in middle-to-high income economies for profit, while Vision for a Nation is dedicated to improving vision in the developing world, starting with Rwanda.

Published 28 Oct 2016

Reference 6178

Topic Family Business

Industry Apparel and Fashion

Region Global

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This three-part case study explores the development of Adlens, a commercial firm, and Vision for a Nation as the social venture developed in parallel. The entrepreneur’s strategy is to sell the innovative Adlens optical products in middle-to-high income economies for profit, while Vision for a Nation is dedicated to improving vision in the developing world, starting with Rwanda.

Published 28 Oct 2016

Reference 6178

Topic Family Business

Industry Apparel and Fashion

Region Global

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Founded in 1865, Cargill one of the world's largest family businesses but has faced several challenges as it transitions from generation to generation. Business succession is complicated by the involvement of two families; the Cargills and their in-laws the MacMillans. A difficult transition to an in-law in the early 1900s eventually resulted in the Cargills losing control.

Published 22 Apr 2016

Reference 6191

Topic Family Business

Industry Food and Beverages Production

Region North America

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Growing family businesses need to create new governance structures to ensure the alignment of family expectations with the needs of the business, as well as accountability. As the family and business mature, and ownership/management functions are separated, the role of the family is increasingly one of governance.

Published 29 Jun 2015

Reference 5688

Topic Family Business

Industry Philanthropy

Region Middle-East

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This governance simulation is a role-play between a powerful, charismatic chair-CEO and an equally powerful and demanding board of directors. The aim is to achieve the respective characters' goals and find the best possible and most workable outcome for all the stakeholders involved given the circumstances.

Published 29 Jun 2015

Reference 6113

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Computer Software Computer Hardware

Region North America

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The Petro case deals with the difficulty of making decisions when organizational structures impede the possibility of improving overall efficiency within the organization. It shows how a conflict of interest between two divisions adds to the challenge of influencing the key decision makers.

Published 29 Jun 2015

Reference 6114

Topic Strategy

Industry Oil & Energy

Region Asia

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Studying or practicing? Being an entrepreneur or a manager? Working for the family business or not? How much should business-owning families support their young? The Trusted Family case discusses some fundamental dilemmas of next-generation family business members.

Published 28 Apr 2014

Reference 6061

Topic Family Business

Region Global

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Studying or practicing? Being an entrepreneur or a manager? Working for the family business or not? How much should business-owning families support their young? The Trusted Family case discusses some fundamental dilemmas of next-generation family business members.

Published 28 Apr 2014

Reference 6061

Topic Family Business

Region Global

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Families across Asia have gradually become more professional in managing not only their businesses but their personal wealth and philanthropic interests, as evidenced by the growing number of family offices and family foundations.

Published 30 Apr 2009

Reference 5587

Topic Family Business

Industry Philanthropy

Region Asia

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This case and teaching note explore one of Singapore's early entrepreneurs and the family business empire he created. Eu Tong Sen started from humble beginnings as tin miner, and over the next 50 years built a family firm that included mining, rubber plantations, real estate and banking.

Published 03 Jan 2006

Reference 5263

Topic Family Business

Region Asia

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As a multi-generational family business with a 100-year history in industrial engineering, the Nash Engineering Company had turned many challenges into opportunities. But in the late 1990s, the market for their products collapsed. The family and executive managers were faced with several options. Should they try to continue as a stand-alone organization?

Published 01 Dec 2004

Reference 5223

Topic Family Business

Region North America

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The critical issues facing young adults from family businesses involve balancing responsibility to family with their own career aspirations. The Love and Work case helps students recognize that there are many ways other than full time employment for participating in their family business.

Published 29 Oct 2002

Reference 5065

Topic Marketing

Industry Automotive Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Region Europe

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It is now recognized that new venture start-ups can offer a career choice that is a little sexier, a little wilder, and in the long run equally lucrative, to the consulting or banking jobs that typically dominate post-MBA career paths.

Published 10 Jan 2001

Reference 4970

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Human Resources Media Production

Region Europe

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Family Businesses: Global Business Strategy