Global Mapping of Risks in Family Businesses

  •  Ilyass Taki    
  •  Badr Habba    
  •  Taib Berrada El Azizi    


This study aims to approach the potential risks of the family businesses, on the basis of extensive literature and theoretical researches. This paper first provides a global overview that summarize the key literature of the family business risks, categorized according to their specificities. Subsequently, the risk mapping framework proposed is inspired by the internal control objectives (Note 1) suggested by the COSO 1 and 2 standards. This helped draw a global mapping of risks that therefore constitutes a first global risk mapping in literature, which are likely specific to this type of business. The result of our paper aims to enrich the theory and help managers to anticipate and manage family business risks.

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