Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Family Business

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

Other languages of instruction: Spanish,

Teaching staff


Instructors

Carlos Ruiz de Bustillo, Rubén Gordillo

Office Hours

Please make an appointment by e-mail:

Carlos Ruiz de Bustillo (cruiz@fibac.es)

Rubén Gordillo (rgordillo@rospetit.es)

 

 

Introduction

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/