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The Centre for Family Business is a research hub for faculty and PhD students studying family business from a wide range of perspectives.

Our very international research team, with researchers from five different continents, shares a problem-driven, interdisciplinary, multi-method approach that has led to significant impact on theory and practice. Currently, our team includes leading and world-renowned researchers in family business studies, research associates and PhD students. The Centre is co-directed by Professor Alfredo De Massis and Dr Josip Kotlar.

Additionally the Centre draws on the experience and knowledge of the scholars through the Research Advisory Board to guide its future research directions and on those of successful family entrepreneurs and family business owners through the Business Advisory Panel to understand the actual needs of families in business. Both the Research Advisory Board and the Business Advisory Panel play a critical role in bridging academic theory and practice.