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Family Business

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published: 01 Jan 1992

  • Topic: Family Business
  • Industry: Retail
  • Region: Other Regions

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Deals with the vicissitudes of what was once one of the most important family firms in Canada. It describes the company's establishment, growth and decline, paying particular attention to the family dynamics. The case series illustrates the extent to which sibling rivalry contributed to the decline of the company.

Pedagogical Objectives:
To help the students gain a better understanding of the special problems associated with family firms. The case series (combined with the film 'After Sam', made by the Canadian National Filmboard) highlights, in particular, the psychodynamics of succession.


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