The Cámara de Industrias de Costa Rica says that surviving what it calls a generation change is one of the biggest challenges of family-owned enterprises.
Only 30 percent of such firms in Costa Rica manage to survive this change, which usually is the result of the death of a senior member of the family.
Only 15 percent of such firms end up being passed to the third generation, said the chamber.
Today and tomorrow the chamber is holding training sessions for members of family-owned enterprises to help them meet a generational change. An expert, identified as Miguel Ángel Gallom, will be present, the chamber said.
The first session begins today at 8:30 a.m., and more information can be obtained by calling 2202-5676, or by writing. capacitación@cicr.com. The seminar has a $300 fee for chamber members and $350 for those who are not.