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.


Family Spirit Book

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

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


Next Generation Success

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

Next Generation Success

Enduring Advantage: Collected Essays on Family Enterprise Success

John A. Davis
Cambridge Family Enterprise Press


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

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