Family Business

Family Business provides an analysis of, and insights into, the behaviours and dynamics of family firms run over time. 

The module is structured to enable students to confront theory with practice and students will have direct contact with family business owners. Both the macro and micro family firm issues are considered and students will explore the long-term role of family firms in modern economies.

This allows them to confront theories of the rise of modern business with empirical material and also look at the experience of individuals within specific family firms. Succession is a defining feature, as without it there is self evidently no family business. 

Terms taught Michaelmas
Credits 8 ECTS credits
Prerequisites ENTR 101 or ENTR 207
Assessment 40% coursework and 60% exam