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GLOBAL PANEL DISCUSSIONS: FAMILY BUSINESS IN A TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS

Dates of teleconferences: April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, 2009
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Eastern U.S.

Family Business Organizations as Potential "Hosts"

Commit Date: March 16, 2009
ACTION
PERSON
DATE
STATUS
FFI Judy Green
Don

Judy to respond
FBN/IFB Grant Gordon
Don

Grant to respond
Family Business Alliance
Dann


CAFE Allen Taylor
Cheryl


IFERA Panikkos
Don

Not at this time
CUHK Kevin Au
Don

Kevin to respond
India
Debbe


Family Wealth Alliance -- Tom Livergood
Don

Left message for Tom
Brazil?










BUILDING CONTENT FOR THE WIKI ENCYCLOPEDIA

Family Business Educators Assigning Students to Write Articles


ACTION
PERSON
DATE
STATUS
Conference call with Luis Felipe Cisneros Martinez to hear from Dann (and Don and Cheryl) about assigning students to write articles for the Wiki encyclopedia
Cheryl S.


Speak with Alan Sturmer of Edward Elgar Publishers about sponsoring (with books) awards for best student articles submitted to the encyclopedia (idea and contact from Reg Litz)
Don L.
Feb 19
To provide 3 copies of Handbook of Research on Family Business (Panikkos, et.al.)
Send email to those educators who have their Family Business course outlines online at John Molson School of Business web site -- advising them of the Wiki encyclopedia opportunity (idea from Reg Litz)
Don L.



Direct Requests for People to Write Articles

ACTION
PERSON
DATE
STATUS
Ask Advisory Board members to each write 1-2 articles
Don L.


Ask authors of articles (especially online articles) to write related articles for the encyclopedia
Don L.



DRIVING ONLINE TRAFFIC TO THE ENCYCLOPEDIA

ACTION
PERSON
DATE
STATUS
Create links from Wikipedia articles to Family Business Wiki
Don L.




NETWORKING WITH RELATED ORGANIZATIONS


ACTION
PERSON
DATE
STATUS
FFI: Talk with Steve Barimo to find out results of discussion at Strategic Planning Retreat regarding potential collaboration opportunities with the Wiki
Don L.


FFI: Submitted two proposals for October, 2009 Conference. Feedback due in early March
Don L.

Proposal for Research declined. Have not yet heard regarding other proposal.
FERC: To speak again with Reg Litz
Don L.

Reg did not respond to request to discuss Wiki at FERC
Family Business Alliance: Open invitation to web conference to re-introduce Wiki
Dann V.


Family Business Alliance: Get on agenda for Chicago meeting in June
Dann V.


CAFE: Contact Allen Taylor and Lawrence Barnes
Cheryl S.


University of Toledo Center for Family Business: in-person introduction of Wiki by Don
Debbe S.

Initial date cancelled due to weather.
IFERA: Conference in Cyprus in June -- Panikkos heading up conference
Don L.



TOWN SQUARE VISIBILITY


ACTION
PERSON
DATE
STATUS
Centennial Family Business Group -- extend invitations and facilitate
Don L.


Women in Family Business
?


Canadians in Family Business
?


Ask specific people to respond to specific Forum questions
Don L.



NON-FAMILY BUSINESS EXPERT ASSISTANCE


ACTION
PERSON
DATE
STATUS
Invite Melanie Notkin -- founder of SavvyAuntie.com
Cheryl S.


Invite Nichole Ravlin -- of PMG Creative
Dann V.



WIKI FORMAT

ACTION
PERSON
DATE
STATUS
Create template for family business descriptions



Find and implement calendar function to make it easier to insert events



Differentiate between for-profit and not-for-profit events



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