Case Studies and Reports
One of the new flagship projects of our Association is to mobilize young Henokiens to take part in a project to organize the writing of case studies on their own family firms by professionals. Cases that can be offered to the academia by helping teachers to provide answers to questions that students and young managers have about family businesses.
This project called “Compendium” is the compilation of knowledge and experience accumulated during centuries by the Henokiens enterprises, and that they now wish to share with next generations, in order to help them taking up specific challenges associated with family businesses.
This Compendium is composed of “academic cases”, written by professors from eminent universities and business schools (INSEAD, Bocconi, IMD, Harvard, Grenoble Ecole de Management, ICN Business school, Pepperdine University, Palermo University, Witten University …) and based on interviews with members of the Henokiens. They may focus on themes such as: how to manage transition and succession? How can we adapt to changing markets without losing our identity? What is the critical size for our family business?
These academic cases can be offered to universities and business schools interested in family enterprise and could be of particular interest to students enrolled in various programs (MBA, research, Family Business Enterprise…) and young leaders in family firms.
You can have access to the interviews given by Henokiens members who participated in the INSEAD-Family Enterprise Day, to the reports of September 2015 and 2016 INSEAD-Family Enterprise Day and to the Henokiens case studies presented at INSEAD to a group of Henokiens members, INSEAD MBA students and alumni and members of family owning businesses
Cases Studies executed to date* :
The Henokiens Compendium brings together a set of case studies on the companies members of the Henokiens Association. Its objective is to provide to all those who are interested in historical firms, and more generally family businesses, the keys to their longevity and success while revealing some of their secrets, often related to a family culture acquired over time and transmitted to each new generation.
All of the Case Studies contained in the Henokiens "Compendium" have been synthesized by INSEAD in a document entitled: "16,000 Years of Family Business: The Leadership Model of the Hénokiens" that you can discover below:
Introduction to the Hénokiens Compendium (written by Morten Bennedsen and Brian Henry)
INSEAD-Family Enterprise Day, 24 September 2016 :
On September 24 September 2016, the first ever academic study conducted on the Henokiens was presented at the Wendel Center for Family Enterprise on the INSEAD Europe campus. This unique research entitled "Henokiens: The Family and Firms Who Made History" brought together testimonies and share experiences of many of the member companies of the Henokiens association. The authors Morten Bennedsen (Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise and Academic Director of the Wendel International Center for Family Enterprise) and Brian Henry (INSEAD Research Fellow), have sought to discover and give concrete answers to main drivers of entrepreneurship that are intrinsic to all family-run firms, such as :
To order the whole Henokiens case, just click on the following link : https://cases.insead.edu/publishing/case?code=35326