Family businesses ‘backbone of the economy’

The challenges facing the family business sector came under the spotlight at the second Irish Family Business conference, held on Friday at University College Cork.

30th September, 2006

The challenges facing the family business sector came under the spotlight at the second Irish Family Business conference, held on Friday at University College Cork. Succession planning, good corporate governance and education were all up for discussion at the conference at the John C Kelleher family business centre at the university. Joan Buckley, the director of the centre, said family businesses played a significant role in Irish life.

‘‘Family businesses are the backbone of the...

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