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The roots of the US-China rivalry | Opinion

The theatres of conflict include trade, geopolitics, technology, climate, and political values

An assertive China and an unpredictable US make geopolitics uncertain(AP)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 07:33 PM IST
ByJanmejaya Sinha

The global variations in family business structures

Their concentration, nature and performance is different in the US, UK, Germany, Indonesia and India

When we examined how family-owned businesses are managed, another clear distinction became apparent. In developed countries like the US, UK and Germany, they are not often owner-managed(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 08:12 PM IST
ByJanmejaya Sinha

In family businesses, identify issues and address discord

A family in business must have a vision and a governance structure to facilitate conversations on sensitive topics

The topics that can create contention in a family-owned business are not hard to anticipate — entry and exit from business, succession, dividend policy, capital allocation, role allocation among family members, performance evaluation and retirement(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Published on Sep 15, 2019 07:45 PM IST
ByJanmejaya Sinha

The art of dealing with conflict in family businesses

Prepare for conflict when relationships are smooth. Dispute suppression is the surest way to serious rift.

Family businesses are complicated because two strands intersect. What underpins a family is love, affection and equality of treatment. What underpins the business is hard metrics and financial performance. One is a meritocracy, the other is not(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Published on Sep 01, 2019 06:03 PM IST
ByJanmejaya Sinha

Democracy or monarchy – which will family businesses choose?

Modern family businesses must decide if it is family first, or business first. They can then choose among various options to settle the future framework

Today, most of modern society draws from the ancient Greeks to define inheritance rules. It is now more common for estates to be split equally among siblings (regardless of gender). But this approach is not without its own challenges(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 06:06 PM IST
ByJanmejaya Sinha

The origin, evolution and growth of family businesses in India

Large family businesses have shown higher revenue growth and displayed an appetite for risk taking.

Some of the largest companies in India, for that matter the world, are family-owned and spread across industry and sector.(iSTOCK)
Published on Aug 05, 2019 07:52 AM IST
ByJanmejaya Sinha

What distinguishes family-run businesses and dynastic politics

Political families in a democracy do not have the advantage that those in business have. Here is why

Indira Gandhi with other members of the Nehru-Gandhi family. Is the logic of family predominance in politics and business the same? If not, what defines the difference?(HT Archives)
Published on Jul 21, 2019 06:19 PM IST
ByJanmejaya Sinha

PSU banks need an ethical business environment

A confident India needs an ethical business environment which will be better served by a different banking structure, where PSBs are unconstrained and can perform

While reforming the PSBs, the State Bank of India can remain majority government owned because of its size and importance, but it should be provided even more autonomy and freedom(Aniruddha Chowhdury/Mint)
Published on Mar 06, 2018 11:49 AM IST
ByJanmejaya Sinha
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