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Peter Johnson
Institute for Family Business
Eberhardt School of Business
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211


The Institute has a resource library made up of articles, papers, books, audio tapes and DVD's of past programs specific to family business that are available for our members to check-out. A sample of the books include:

  • Transforming Business Families, by Gerald LeVan, 1996
  • You Can't Fire Me, I'm Your Father!, by Neil Koenig, 1999
  • Effective Succession Planning, by William J. Rothwell, 2005
  • Small Giants- Companies That Choose to be Great Instead of Big, by Bo Burlington, 2005
  • Family, Inc., by Larry and Laura Colin, 2008
  • Building Better Boards, by David N. Nadler, Beverly A. Behan, and Mark B. Nadler, 2006
  • The Family Business- Power Tools for Success and Succession, by Roger C. Allred, CPA and Russell S. Allfred, 1997
  • Hiring Winners, by Richard Pinsker, 1991
  • Profit RX, by Dr. Revenue, aka John S. Haskell, 2000
  • The Family Business Mentoring Handbook, edited by Barbara Spector, 2004
  • Managing the Family Business, by Marshall W. Northington, Ph. D., 1994
  • Passing the Torch, Second Edition- Succession, Retirement, and Estate Planning in Family Owned Businesses, by Mike Cohn, 1992
  • Consulting to Family Businesses, by Jane Hilburt-Davis, W. Gibb Dyer, Jr. , 2003
  • Perpetuating the Family Business, by John L. Ward, 2004
  • Generation to Generation, by Kelin E. Gersick, John A. Davis, Marion McCollum Hampton, Ivan Langsbery, 1997
  • Keeping the Family Business Healthy, by John L. Ward, 2004
  • Strategic Planning for the Family Business, by Randel S. Carlock, John L. Ward, 2001
  • All in the Family...Business, by George G. Raymond, Jr., 2001
  • Inside the Family Business, by Leon A. Danco, 2001
  • How to Run Your Business So You Can Leave it in Style, by John H. Brown with Irv Sternberg, 1990
  • The Completely Revised How to Run Your Business So You Can Leave it in Style, by John H. Brown, 1997
  • Family Business: Human Dilemmas in the Family Firm, by Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, 1996
  • Creating Effective Boards for Private Enterprises, by John L. Ward, 1991
  • Outside Directors in the Family Owned Business, by Leon A. Danco, Donald J. Jonovic, 1981
  • Keep the Family Baggage Out of the Family Business, by Quentin J. Fleming, 2000
  • From the Kitchen Table To The Conference Table, by Laura Michaud, 2004
  • Working with Family Businesses- A Guide for Professionals, by David Bork, Dennis T. Jaffe, Sam H. Lane, Leslie Dashew, Quentin G. Heisler
  • Sustaining the Family Business- An Insider's Guide to Managing Across Generations, by Marshall B. Paisner
  • Keeping it in the Family- Successful Succession of the Family Business, by James W. Lea, Ph.D., 1991
  • Wars of Succession- The Blessings, Curses and Lessons That Family-Owned Firms Offer Anyone in Business, by Roger Fritz, 1997
  • Preparing Heirs, Five Steps to a Successful Transition of Family Wealth and Values, by Roy Williams, Vic Preisser, 2003
  • For Love & Money, by Roy O. Williams, 1997
  • Working with the Ones You Love, by Dennis T. Jaffe, Ph.D.,  1991
  • Passing Down the Farm, by Donald J. Jonovic and Wayne D. Messick, 1996
  • Hats Off to You, by Ernest A. Doud, Jr., Lee Hausner, Ph.D., 2000
  • Mind Your Own Business, by Marcy Syms, 1992
  • The Family Business Policies and Procedures Handbook, edited by Barbara Spector, 2006
  • Director's Handbook Series- The Board of Directors in a Family- Owned Business, by Ronald I. Zall, 2004
  • The First 5o Years of Lippow Development Co., 1998
  • The Imagineering Workout, by Disney Imagineers, 2005
  • Love, Power Money, by Dean Fowler with Peg Masterson Edquist, 2002
  • Family Business Key Issues, by Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, John L. Ward, 2005
  • Essential Skills in Family Therapy, by JoEllen Patterson, Lee Williams, Claudia Grauf-Grounds, Larry Chamow
  • Running Training Like a Business, by Donald van Adelsburg, Edward A. Trolley, 1999
  • When Your Parents Sign the Paychecks, by Greg Mc Cain, 2007
  • The Family Business, by Michael J. O'Malley, Jr., 1994
  • Family Business Sourcebook II, by Craig E. Aronoff, Joseph H. Astrachan, John L. Ward, 1996
  • The Family Business Leadership Handbook, edited by Stephen D. Soloman, 1998
  • Jiffy- A Family Tradition, by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, 2008
  • Family Business, by Ernesto J. Poza, 2004
  • Mentoring Greatness, by Harold E. Johnson, 2002
  • Keep Your Business Close...and Your Family Closer, by Larry Hollar, 2005
  • Honey, I Want to Start My Own Business, by Azriela Jaffe, 1996
  • Women Entrepreneurs- Moving Behind the Glass Ceiling, by Dorothy P. Moore, E. Holly Buttner
  • Succeeding Generations, by Ivan Lansberg, 1999
  • Be Quiet Be Heard, by Susan R. Glaser Ph. D and Peter A. Glaser Ph. D., 2006
  • Good to Great and the Social Sectors, by Jim Collins, 2005
  • Family Business Basics: The Guide to Family Business Financial Success, by J. Richard Emens and Beatrice E. Wolper, 2000
  • Legacy by Design- Succession Planning for Agribusiness Owners, by Kevin Spafford, 2006
  • Tripping Points- The Seven Critical Issues of Business Transition Planning, by Kurt Glassman and Hal Johnson, 2006
  • The Rich Die Richer and You Can Too, by William D. Zabel, 1995
  • Managing for the Long Run, by Danny Miller and Isabelle Le Berton-Miller, 2005
  • Motivating the "What's In It For Me?" Workforce, by Cam Marston, 2007
  • Sell Your Business Your Way, by Rick Rickertsen, 2006
  • Creating Equity- How To Build A Hugely Successful Management Business, by John J. Bowen, Jr., 1997
  • Family Business by the Numbers: How Financial Statements Impact Your Business, by Norbert E. Schwarz, 2004
  • Keys to Estate Planning and Trusts (Second Edition),by D. Larry Crumbley, Ph.D., C.P.A., and Edward E. Milam, Ph.D., C.P.A., 1993
  • The Dynamics of Family Business, by Kenneth Kaye, 2005