• Foreign Managers

    June 13, 2017

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    Different ideas about business development and personality structures as reasons for a failure of family business are an own construct. So also the occupation of leadership positions through external managers is a very special challenge that requires much tact. The Gabriela Jaecker GmbH staff and follow-up advice for family-owned company and the Institute for SME research, the University of Mannheim (ifm) provide in its latest industry survey the ratio of internal family managing partners and external managers”out where exactly the difficulties lie in filling a leadership position by foreign managers. 42 Family entrepreneurs about their 160 business leaders personally were interviewed for this survey. At least every two years, half of all foreign managers again leaves the company.

    This was reason to investigate enough, what foreign Manager in the family-owned company fail for us,”says Gabriela Jaecker. managing partner of Gabriela Jaecker GmbH staff and follow-up counselling for family business. One reason for the high rate of miscast is the still insufficiently professional recruitment process at the company. But in the future increasingly need foreign Manager because the heirs generation today not more so strong as in the past feels the pressure to take over the parental company according to our knowledge. Moreover, the requirements for the management are increased so that it is increasingly difficult to find qualified applicants in its own family. The professionalism in recruiting family foreign Manager is even more important,”added Dr. Detlef Keese, head of the family research group at the Institute of Mittelstand research in Mannheim and co-author of the study.

    Personnel decisions are often from the gut.

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