有一项原则规定，作为投资界一部分的股东和少数其他利益相关者可以就一些政府事项与董事会和管理层进行有意义的对话(Mroczkowski et al.， 2007)。家族控股公司的一个原则是，家族控股的公司需要建立公司治理机制，使家族不同成员之间能够相互合作、相互理解。除此之外，还应该建立家族治理与公司治理之间的关系。一项原则指出，执行管理小组应具有独立性，其中也包括其家庭成员。对于家族企业来说，这是最重要的事情之一。
In some of the nations such as Hong Kong, there are a number of companies which are controlled by the family members and other small groups. The family members which control the businesses can also have a negative impact on many of the minority shareholders because of the increase in the agency costs. This is because many of the shareholders are generally unencumbered because of the corporate governance structures which are established for the family listed companies. In order to ensure that the family listed companies work in an independent manner, it is important that there should be the promotion of the interest of the board of the director of the company rather than the family member. Another principles state that there should be independence among the way in which the people work in a family listed companies. This principle is helpful because it will help the executive management group to work in an independence manner. These principles are also important as it helps the investors to protect their rights.
A principle states that the shareholders and few other stakeholders who are the part of the investment community can have a meaningful dialogue with the board and the management on some of the government matters (Mroczkowski et al., 2007). A principle related to family controlled companies is that the companies which are controlled by the families are required to establish the corporate governance mechanism in such a manner that there is cooperation and mutual understanding amidst the different members of the family. In addition to this, there should be an establishment of the relationship which is there between the family governance and the corporate governance. A principle states that there should be independence in the executive management groups which also include their family members. This is one of the most important things in case of a family business.