Beyond Survival, by Leon A. Danco. Cleveland, Ohio: The
University Press, 1975. 187 pages, $19.95 hardcover.
by Paul Hanke
Beyond Survival is about management
for succession, i.e., the transfer of
power in a family business from its
founder to competent hands that will
ensure future survival.
Leon Danco begins with a thumbnail
sketch of the role of small
entrepreneurs in the U.S. economy.
He notes that 99 percent of all
construction firms are in the hands of
small entrepreneurs, so their success
and survival are important in a
broader economic context.
Danco offers a portrait of the
typical small-business owner. He
notes that this person often fails to
share his knowledge and information
with subordinates, a central theme of