Passing on the baton
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The Chinese succession dilemma

For thousands of years Chinese rulers have wanted to build dynasties. And in Asia family businesses remain a tradition.

But something new is happening in China. First generation Chinese business leaders are starting to focus more on business legacy than family legacy.

Some think the best path to future success is to ditch leadership by family members - and instead bring in the professionals.

But is this the right way forward - and what lessons can we learn from the family approach to business?

  • 29 Oct 2014
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