Hiring and working with non-family managers can present challenges to the family business. However, it is essential to create an environment in which non-family managers can suceed for the good of the business and the good of the family. This book explores the processes of hiring, managing, and retaining talented outside executives.
The Family: A Liberal Defence is a short, philosophically rigorous but lively and accessible critical account of the nature, role and value of the family within a liberal society. It addresses the questions of what a family is and offers a definition of 'family'. It assesses whether there is a right to have a family, what rights and duties parents might have, whether the family promotes injustice, and what future there is for the family in the face of significant social and biotechnological changes. The book considers the major contemporary philosophical arguments and claims in respect of the family and offers its own distinctive, and original, defence of the family.
ABSTRACT " This article examines the correspondence b tween common assumptions about the American family and actual patterns. The assessment is based on national data on individuals, households, and families. Findings indicate that the coresident nuclear model should be considered a model rather than the model of family. Past as well as current marital ties need to be considered in defining "family, " and divorce rather than death should be the expected cause of losing the main breadwinner in the family, except among elderly women. Parent-child ties to either young or adult children often span separate households. Coresidents can include individuals other than nuclear family members, and change rather than stability is the modal pattern in living ar-rangements. Rather than shaping concepts of the family from a single mold, policy makers and researchers are better advised to recognize the diversity and fluidity in family and household structures.