The chapters in this cutting edge book comprise scholarly work on social capital in family business along with chapters written by family business owners and advisors. Topics covered include social capital as it relates to governance, trust, family and business identity, communication, family councils, work–family balance, and the use of advisors and continuing education to build social capital. Novel in its approach of integrating the voices of scholars, business families, and advisors, this book is useful not only for business research and classroom use, but also for business families and their advisors. -- ‘In view of the fact that family businesses are passing through a difficult phase all over the world, this volume is a very timely publication. The analyses are based on and informed by the experiences and family dynamics of the developed West, particularly the United States. But the recommendations are not culture specific. Thus, the book can provide useful insight to the owners and managers of family businesses in the developing countries as well.’ (Dwijendra Tripathi, The Journal of Entrepreneurship).