Priorities for Australian family businesses
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Dianne WaddellDianne Waddell, L Glassop
This paper reports on a national survey which identified priorities that are considered important to the success of Australian family businesses. The FBA and KPMG Family Business Needs Survey 2005 targeted organisations of all sizes and industries across all states. Findings from the survey are extensive and provide noteworthy progress in understanding the issues deemed most important to family businesses, such as balancing family concerns and business interests, balancing short-term and long-term business decisions and increasing profits. As a result of this project, it has: provided an instrument that will allow research investigation on an annual basis; provided initial data sets that highlight key issues facing family business survival; and provided a substantial data set that can be utilised by a range of researchers and practitioners.