Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Family Business

Family Business
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12342
3
Second semester
op
Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: Spanish
If the student is enrolled for the English track then classes for that subject will be taught in the same language.

Teaching staff


Head instructors

Dr. Alfonso Chiner, Carlos García Romero   cgarciar@uic.es

Instructors

Dr. Lucía Ceja, Rubén Gordillo, Beatriz Molins, Ramon Roqueta

Office Hours

Please make an appointment by e-mail

 

Introduction

In the event that the health authorities announce a new period of confinement due to the evolution of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the teaching staff will promptly communicate how this may effect the teaching methodologies and activities as well as the assessment.


Family firms are the world’s oldest form of business.

In Spain, 85% of companies are categorized as being family-owned, accounting for 70% of Spain’s GDP.

This course is addressed to all who will work on a family business or whom pertain to a family business.

There are three main variables that configure the nature of the family firms: family, business and ownership. In this sense, this subject will provide the key issues of family firms such as definition and characteristics of a family firm, family business governance, the role of the ownership, family constitution, and succession in a family business, philanthropy, among others.

For this purpose, various methodologies will be applied: participatory classes from experts on these topics, case studies in group discussion and family businesses living cases.

Pre-course requirements

There are no previous requirements

Objectives

Assimilate what family businesses are and their main challenges

Identify the key issues of the succession process

Understand the different roles in a family business

Importance of the family constitution

Knowledge of the family business taxation system

Competencies

  • 27 - To be able to read and understand literature on economic and business issues.
  • 28 - To be able to work in another language and use terminology and structures related to the economic-business world.
  • 52 - To develop interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • 54 - To be able to express one’s ideas and formulate arguments in a logical and coherent way, both verbally and in writing.
  • 56 - To be able to create arguments which are conducive to critical and self-critical thinking.

Learning outcomes

The students who take this course will learn the challenges of the family business and how to properly manage their personal and professional expectations in a family business environment.

Syllabus

1. INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY

  24th January 2018

 

  15 – 19h

Dr. Alfonso Chiner Carlos García

 

2. RESPONSIBLE OWNERSHIP

14th February 2018

 

15 – 19h

 

Beatriz Molins

 

3. FAMILY BUSINESS GOVERNANCE

28th February 2018

 

15 – 19h

 

Carlos García

 

4. SUCCESSION

7th March 2018

 

15 – 19h

 

María Rosés

 

5. NEXT GENERATION

21st March 2018

 

15 – 19h

 

Dr. Lucía Ceja

 

6. FAMILY BUSINESS TAXATION SYSTEM & FOUNDATIONS

4/11/18 April           

15 – 17h

 

Rubén Gordillo

 

7. FAMILY CONSTITUTION

9th May

 

15 – 19h

 

Dr. Alfonso Chiner /

Carlos García

 

Teaching and learning activities

In person



7 sessions of 4 hours with a similar structure:

45’ Master Class

30’ Revision of materials in Groups

30’ Discussion

15’ Break

45’ Workshop in Groups

45’ Workshop Presentations

30’ Journey conclusions

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person



50% Class participation and exercises
50% final work

Bibliography and resources

100 Families That Changed the World
Autores: Josep Tàpies, Elena San Román y Águeda Gil López
ISBN: 978–84–608–5437–1
http://blog.iese.edu/in-family-business/