From where I write in Asia, the family business is a dominant form of business organisation. Often such businesses are based on the Chinese model: that is, they are pragmatic and opportunistic in considering new business ventures, they are controlled by one person (the founder) and, when it is time for succession, a new company will be spun off from the original so that the son (or daughter) can run a separate business without conflict with other family members.
Read the full review here (http://www.bookpleasures.com/websitepublisher/articles/702/1/Women-in-Family-Business-What-Keeps-You-up-at-Night-Reviewed-by-John-Walsh-of-Bookpleasurescom/Page1.html). Not sure why the link button does not work. I can edit retrospectively if necessary.