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University of Western Australia Business School

Working Inside a Family Business - why It's Different

Nov 12, 2019
Perth, Australia
AUD 500 ≈USD 337
AUD 500 per day

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A half-day program that explores the unique role and opportunities of non-family managers working within a family business.

Many of the 70% of Australian family businesses employ non-family employees. However family involvement creates a complexity for non-family managers in a family business. In this half-day program, you will examine the difference that family involvement has on working in a family business, and develop an appreciation of how non-family managers can manage their role in a family business.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the systems at play in a family business
  • Understand how family involvement in family business affects the approach strategic and operational matters by non-family managers in family business
  • Appreciate how you can manage this involvement in your role as a non-family manager in a family business.

Who should attend

This program is principally for non-family managers already working in a family business. It may also be useful for those wishing to work in a family business.


Donella Caspersz works as an academic at the UWA Business School. Donella’s research covers management and organisational behaviour in human resource and employment relations, prosocial behaviour, migration and family business. In family business, Donella publishes on areas of human resource deve...
John Broons is an Accredited Specialist Family Business Advisor of Family Business Australia and Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (Boston, USA) CFBA, ACFBA. He also is a multi-award-winning Chairman of a TEC Group, (The Executive Connection) coaching and mentoring CEO’s of family owned and co...


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