This chapter introduces the STEP Project Global Consortium Casebook and its various benefits, for students, family firm owners, managers, and consultants. Particularly, it emphasises on the need for family firms to learn from the challenges and disruptions they faced and the responses of other family firms to them. It introduces learnings from the experiences of other family leaders who already faced unexpected crises and offers a unique opportunity to reflect, learn, and react. The cases in this Casebook are concise, real, relevant, timely, peer-reviewed, diverse, and global. The cases were written by global scholars who followed an applied research approach to convert the tacit knowledge that family firms have gained into explicit knowledge that can be transmitted across generations and family firms. They come with a handy learning note that can facilitate the discussions in their own settings.

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