Books by John Davis

Over the course of four decades, John Davis has authored an extensive collection of published works on a wide range of topics relevant to family enterprise, leadership, succession, and life planning. His groundbreaking work is widely cited in the academic literature and by journalists, and is used by members of family-owned businesses, academics, students, researchers, and consultants.

A complete compilation of John Davis’ books and articles, academic journal articles, case studies, worksheets, assessment tools, and multimedia tools can be found here.


Book - Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business

Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business

Kelin E. Gersick, John A. Davis, Marion McCollom Hampton, Ivan Lansberg
Harvard Business School Press, 1997


Next Generation Success

John A. Davis, Maria Sinanis, Courtney Collette
Cambridge Family Enterprise Press, 2014

Next Generation Success

Book: Enduring Advantage

Enduring Advantage: Collected Essays on Family Enterprise

John A. Davis
Cambridge Family Enterprise Press, 2012


Family Spirit: Stories and Insights from Leading Family-Owned Enterprises

William Grant & Sons. Foreword by John A. Davis
Chronicle Books, 2015

Family Spirit Book