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John A. Davis

Harvard Business Professor, Family Business Expert, Leading Financial Advisor

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John A. Davis Biography

Recognized as one of America's leading wealth advisors, John A. Davis is Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is currently teaching the Entrepreneurial Management course, Management of the Family Business, which explores the personal, family, career and business issues found in family-owned and managed companies. Trained in business management, psychology and economics, John A. Davis is the Founder and Vice Chairman of an international organization that advises and educates business-owning families. Professor Davis also conducts leading edge research in the family business field. A faculty member at Harvard Business School (HBS) since 1996, John A. Davis is the faculty chair of the executive education program Families in Business: From Generation to Generation which examines the pivotal issues in family-owned companies of management and ownership succession, developing the next generation, and governance and leadership of the business and family. He also teaches in the Owner/President Management program and other executive programs at HBS.

John A. Davis is a fellow of the Family Firm Institute and of the Business Family Foundation, and a member of the Academy of Management, the Family Business Network, and the International Family Enterprise Research Academy. Professor Davis has served on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Southern California, and has lectured on family business management at Stanford University, IMD (Switzerland), INCAE (Costa Rica), Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (Chile), and Universidad de los Andes (Chile).

As one of the world's leading experts and advisors concerning family business and family wealth, John A. Davis consults and speaks globally to family companies on the topics of dynastic success, family and business governance, working with relatives, managing succession, developing the next generation and professionalizing the family business.

Co-author of the book Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business, Professor John Davis has also authored journal articles and HBS cases, readings and multimedia tools on a wide range of family business topics. He is completing a book describing the best practices of successful family business dynasties and another on the governance of family companies. John A. Davis also serves on the editorial board of Family Business Review, the leading journal in the field. Professor Davis's theories and observations have been cited by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, Business Week, Exame (Brazil) and Family Business magazine, and many other publications.

Generation to Generation presents one of the first comprehensive overviews of family business as a specific organizational form. Focusing on the inevitable maturing of families and their firms over time, John A. Davis reveals the dynamics and challenges family businesses face as they move through their life cycles. Professor Davis asks such questions as: what is the difference between an entrepreneurial start-up and a family business, and how does one become the other? How does the meaning of the business to the family change as adults and children age? How do families move through generational changes in leadership, from anticipation to transfer, and then separation and retirement?

Professor John A. Davis earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, his Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kenyon College.

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Speaking Topics
  • Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business:

    Family business dynamics, the life cycle of the family business, succession planning, and fundamentals of family business management.

  • The Three Components of Family Governance:

    Having described the framework of family business governance and the governance of the business, John Davis discusses the most challenging of the family business governance topics-governance of the family itself.

  • Organizing The Family-Run Business:

    The intricacies of creating a board for the family-run business.

  • Governing The Family-Run Business

    Corporate governance can be difficult enough-but what happens when your board of directors is comprised of your cousins? Or when your CEO is your sister? Harvard Business School's John Davis discusses governance issues unique to the family-run business.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK John A. Davis?

    Booking fees for John A. Davis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John A. Davis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John A. Davis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John A. Davis for your next private or corporate function.
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John A. Davis Biography

Recognized as one of America's leading wealth advisors, John A. Davis is Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is currently teaching the Entrepreneurial Management course, Management of the Family Business, which explores the personal, family, career and business issues found in family-owned and managed companies. Trained in business management, psychology and economics, John A. Davis is the Founder and Vice Chairman of an international organization that advises and educates business-owning families. Professor Davis also conducts leading edge research in the family business field. A faculty member at Harvard Business School (HBS) since 1996, John A. Davis is the faculty chair of the executive education program Families in Business: From Generation to Generation which examines the pivotal issues in family-owned companies of management and ownership succession, developing the next generation, and governance and leadership of the business and family. He also teaches in the Owner/President Management program and other executive programs at HBS.

John A. Davis is a fellow of the Family Firm Institute and of the Business Family Foundation, and a member of the Academy of Management, the Family Business Network, and the International Family Enterprise Research Academy. Professor Davis has served on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Southern California, and has lectured on family business management at Stanford University, IMD (Switzerland), INCAE (Costa Rica), Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (Chile), and Universidad de los Andes (Chile).

As one of the world's leading experts and advisors concerning family business and family wealth, John A. Davis consults and speaks globally to family companies on the topics of dynastic success, family and business governance, working with relatives, managing succession, developing the next generation and professionalizing the family business.

Co-author of the book Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business, Professor John Davis has also authored journal articles and HBS cases, readings and multimedia tools on a wide range of family business topics. He is completing a book describing the best practices of successful family business dynasties and another on the governance of family companies. John A. Davis also serves on the editorial board of Family Business Review, the leading journal in the field. Professor Davis's theories and observations have been cited by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, Business Week, Exame (Brazil) and Family Business magazine, and many other publications.

Generation to Generation presents one of the first comprehensive overviews of family business as a specific organizational form. Focusing on the inevitable maturing of families and their firms over time, John A. Davis reveals the dynamics and challenges family businesses face as they move through their life cycles. Professor Davis asks such questions as: what is the difference between an entrepreneurial start-up and a family business, and how does one become the other? How does the meaning of the business to the family change as adults and children age? How do families move through generational changes in leadership, from anticipation to transfer, and then separation and retirement?

Professor John A. Davis earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, his Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kenyon College.

John A. Davis Videos

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John A. Davis Speaking Topics

  • Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business:

    Family business dynamics, the life cycle of the family business, succession planning, and fundamentals of family business management.

  • The Three Components of Family Governance:

    Having described the framework of family business governance and the governance of the business, John Davis discusses the most challenging of the family business governance topics-governance of the family itself.

  • Organizing The Family-Run Business:

    The intricacies of creating a board for the family-run business.

  • Governing The Family-Run Business

    Corporate governance can be difficult enough-but what happens when your board of directors is comprised of your cousins? Or when your CEO is your sister? Harvard Business School's John Davis discusses governance issues unique to the family-run business.

FAQs on booking John A. Davis

  • How to book John A. Davis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John A. Davis for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for John A. Davis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John A. Davis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John A. Davis?

    Booking fees for John A. Davis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John A. Davis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John A. Davis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John A. Davis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John A. Davis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John A. Davis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John A. Davis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John A. Davis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business:, The Three Components of Family Governance:, Organizing The Family-Run Business: and Governing The Family-Run Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book John A. Davis for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. John A. Davis generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nitin Nohria, Andy Zelleke, James M. Sharpe, Herman B. Leonard and Joseph Grenny. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John A. Davis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

John A. Davis Speaker Videos

  • Seminário HSM Fortaleza - Gestão de Empresas Familiares | John ...
    seminário hsm fortaleza gestão de empresas familiares

John A. Davis Speaking Topics

  • Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business:

    Family business dynamics, the life cycle of the family business, succession planning, and fundamentals of family business management.

  • The Three Components of Family Governance:

    Having described the framework of family business governance and the governance of the business, John Davis discusses the most challenging of the family business governance topics-governance of the family itself.

  • Organizing The Family-Run Business:

    The intricacies of creating a board for the family-run business.

  • Governing The Family-Run Business

    Corporate governance can be difficult enough-but what happens when your board of directors is comprised of your cousins? Or when your CEO is your sister? Harvard Business School's John Davis discusses governance issues unique to the family-run business.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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