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The Chinese Family Business Young Generation Report Released in Beijing

2017-12-05 13:19 807

BEIJING, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Although there are still various hurdles and difficulties on the way to succession, the younger generation of Chinese family enterprises has already begun to make an impact in the market economy. On December 4, the Chinese Family Business Young Generation Report ("Report") was released in Beijing, providing a lens through which to understand the ideas and status of this unique group. The Report was completed through collaboration between a number of research institutes, including the Research Office of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), the Family Enterprise Committee of the China Private Economy Research Association, and the Lee Kum Kee Family.

Mr. Sammy Lee, Chairman of LKK Health Products Group addressed on the conference
Mr. Sammy Lee, Chairman of LKK Health Products Group addressed on the conference

The Report covers young entrepreneurs who have completed or entered into the succession process; those who have not inherited but are being cultivated to do so; and those who have started their own business instead of entering their family enterprises. The Report seeks to present the younger generation of family enterprises in a truthful, objective and comprehensive way.

The Chinese Family Business Young Generation Report
The Chinese Family Business Young Generation Report

"Currently family enterprises accounts for 80% of private enterprises in China and most entrepreneurs, who started their business in the beginning of China' reform and opening-up are in their elderly age," said Mr. Zhuang Congsheng, former Vice-Chairman of ACFIC and Chairman of the China Private Economy Research Association. "Whether the younger generation can smoothly succeed will largely determine the future of Chinese family enterprises, and will certainly have an important influence on the sustained and healthy development of China's economy over the long term."

The Family Enterprise Committee of the China Private Economy Research Association has released a series of reports on "development", "corporate social responsibility" and "succession" with regard to Chinese family business in 2011, 2013 and 2015 respectively. This Report focuses on the high-profile "younger generation" of entrepreneurs, and aims to help them explore and evaluate innovative practices and successful experiences from a perspective that combines the theoretical with the practical, thus promoting the healthy succession and  sustainable development of Chinese family enterprises.

The Report contains three chapters. Chapter I is comprised of one national report and  seven sub-reports on situations in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Hubei, Guangdong, and Sichuan. Chapter II consists of representative case studies on 34 entrepreneurs from the younger generation. Focusing on the main topic of succession processes for enterprises and the related culture, it describes how they chose either to inherit or to start their own business as well as their psychological journey at that time. Chapter III is a brief introduction of 108 organizations of younger entrepreneurs nationwide.

"Youth is 'new' and 'alive'", said Mr. Sammy Lee, a member of the fourth generation of the Lee Kum Kee Family and Chairman of LKK Health Products Group. "'Constant Entrepreneurship' is ingrained in the Lee Kum Kee Family psyche. In terms of governance, we set up a family committee on the basis of 'preventative treatment of disease', which takes preventive measures, and looks ahead to the long-term development of the family and its enterprises. We expect the Lee Kum Kee Family stories as well as other case studies in the Report to resonate with more people, and to inspire the younger generation to forge ahead, especially when it comes to innovation and ambition."

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Source: LKK Health Products Group