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Ward, John L., 1945-



  • Existence: 1945    


John L. Ward received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1967 from Northwestern University and his Master of Business Administration (1969) and Doctor of Philosophy (1973) degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Throughout his career, Ward been on faculty and served as a guest lecturer at numerous academic institutions, including the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Indian School of Business, and Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) in Barcelona. He also served as the Ralph Marotta Professor of Private Enterprise and Associate Dean at Loyola University Chicago and, prior to that, was a senior associate with Strategic Planning Institute (PIMS Program) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

At Northwestern University, Ward served as Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise and Co-Director at the Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises. His work involved the study of family business continuity planning, business governance and ownership, and philanthropy of family enterprises.

Ward has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books on family business, including Keeping the Family Business Healthy (1987), Perpetuating the Family Business: 50 Lessons Learned from Long-Lasting Successful Families in Business (2004), and Unconventional Wisdom: Counterintuitive Insights for Family Business Success (2005).

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John L. Ward (1945- ) Papers, 1976-2017

Identifier: 12/1/15

John L. Ward is the Clinical Professor Emeritus of Family Enterprise at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. The John L. Ward papers fill 37 boxes and include some biographical material along with writings about and quoting Ward, his drafts for essays and books, copies of published works, interviews, speeches and presentations, digital material and audiovisual recordings of his work.

Dates: 1976 - 2017