Research networks

We are currently working with the following institutes and organisations to further research on family business:‌

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IFERA

IFERA, the International Family Enterprise Research Academy, encompasses an international network of academics, researchers and other family business key-stakeholders, dedicated in the advancement of family business research, theory and practice. IFERA is credited for organising the biggest and most international family business conferences for researchers and scholars, representing all phases of the academic ladder. Specifically, IFERA organises, on an annual basis, a global research conference, national and regional meetings and events, activities at other international conferences, and research forums in partnership with other organisations. The Centre for Family Business at Lancaster University Management School proudly hosted the 2010 IFERA Research Conference.

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Australian Centre for Family Business

The Australian Centre for Family Business at Bond University aims to contribute to the economic and social development of Australia by enhancing the prospects for profitable continuity of Australian family businesses, and be globally recognised as leaders in family business research and pedagogy. The primary function of the ACFB is to conduct quantitative and qualitative research studies that concentrate on the short- and long-term concerns of the family business community to ensure relevance to contemporary national needs.

Cyprus International Institute of Management

The Family Business Academy (FBA) at Cyprus International Institute of Management is an Open MBA Exchange Programme, focusing on the business dynamics specific to family businesses, and the unique challenges confronting their founders and owner/managers.

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CeFEO

CeFEO, at Jönköping International Business School, is an internationally leading research and learning centre that combines academic excellence and practical relevance. CeFEO builds upon ten years of research on family business and ownership issues, and includes today about 25 researchers from several disciplines, such as strategy, entrepreneurship, corporate governance, financial economics and business law. In a recent study of  research productivity, CeFEO was ranked as number one in Europe and number four in the world regarding academic publications in the field of family business research.

STEP Project

The STEP Project is a global applied research initiative that explores successful transgenerational entrepreneurship practices in order to create a stream of powerful practices and cases that empower families to continue their entrepreneurial legacies.  The knowledge generated will be dispersed in leading academic journals, published case books, and in solutions-oriented educational events such as yearly summits.  The summits will provide a shared learning environment for researchers, professors and family business leaders to discuss how to apply the STEP findings.

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University of St. Gallen

The Center for Family Business at the University of St. Gallen is dedicated to research, teaching and executive education for family businesses. The Center for Family Business at the University of St. Gallen is one of the key opinion leaders in German-speaking Europe for the topic of family firms. The Center seeks to holistically contribute to our understanding of family firms through strong ties between our research, teaching and executive education initiatives.

IFERA

IFERA logo

IFERA, the International Family Enterprise Research Academy, encompasses an international network of academics, researchers and other family business key-stakeholders, dedicated in the advancement of family business research, theory and practice. IFERA is credited for organising the biggest and most international family business conferences for researchers and scholars, representing all phases of the academic ladder. Specifically, IFERA organises, on an annual basis, a global research conference, national and regional meetings and events, activities at other international conferences, and research forums in partnership with other organisations. The Centre for Family Business at Lancaster University Management School proudly hosted the 2010 IFERA Research Conference.

Australian Centre for Family Business

Australian Centre for Family Business logo

The Australian Centre for Family Business at Bond University aims to contribute to the economic and social development of Australia by enhancing the prospects for profitable continuity of Australian family businesses, and be globally recognised as leaders in family business research and pedagogy. The primary function of the ACFB is to conduct quantitative and qualitative research studies that concentrate on the short- and long-term concerns of the family business community to ensure relevance to contemporary national needs.

Cyprus International Institute of Management

The Family Business Academy (FBA) at Cyprus International Institute of Management is an Open MBA Exchange Programme, focusing on the business dynamics specific to family businesses, and the unique challenges confronting their founders and owner/managers.

CeFEO

CeFEO logo

CeFEO, at Jönköping International Business School, is an internationally leading research and learning centre that combines academic excellence and practical relevance. CeFEO builds upon ten years of research on family business and ownership issues, and includes today about 25 researchers from several disciplines, such as strategy, entrepreneurship, corporate governance, financial economics and business law. In a recent study of  research productivity, CeFEO was ranked as number one in Europe and number four in the world regarding academic publications in the field of family business research.

STEP Project

The STEP Project is a global applied research initiative that explores successful transgenerational entrepreneurship practices in order to create a stream of powerful practices and cases that empower families to continue their entrepreneurial legacies.  The knowledge generated will be dispersed in leading academic journals, published case books, and in solutions-oriented educational events such as yearly summits.  The summits will provide a shared learning environment for researchers, professors and family business leaders to discuss how to apply the STEP findings.

University of St. Gallen

University of St. Gallen logo

The Center for Family Business at the University of St. Gallen is dedicated to research, teaching and executive education for family businesses. The Center for Family Business at the University of St. Gallen is one of the key opinion leaders in German-speaking Europe for the topic of family firms. The Center seeks to holistically contribute to our understanding of family firms through strong ties between our research, teaching and executive education initiatives.