"Should I stay or should I go?": Filipe de Botton's dilemma

Alexandre Dias da Cunha, Remedios Hernández-Linares

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In 1991, a successful businessman, Filipe de Botton, joined the family firm, Logoplaste, in Portugal founded by his father 15 years earlier. While facing dilemmas such as opening up (or not) the leadership of the family business to non-family members, and maintaining family control or growth, he led the internationalization process, and Logoplaste became a global company. In addition, he started other ventures under a holding firm and the family evolved from being the owner of a family firm to becoming an enterprising family involved in businesses as different as ice-cream and ceramics. In September 2020, and while his retirement moment had yet to arrive, Filipe enjoyed working on the family legacy. With his main concern of setting up a family governance system and developing the ventures that were still in the early stage of business maturity, he wondered how he could make his "retirement' more seamless to his enterprising family.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFamily business case studies across the world
EditorsJeremy Cheng, Luis Díaz-Matajira, Nupur Bang, Rodrigo Basco, Andrea Calabrò, Albert James, Georges Samara
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9781800884250
ISBN (Print)9781800884243
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2022


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