Thriving in challenging times: how family businesses navigate crisis, complexity, and uncertainty

Monday 20 May 2024, 10:00am to 4:45pm


Management School LT 3, LANCASTER, United Kingdom

Open to

External Organisations, Postgraduates, Staff


Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

Please register on the conference's eventbrite page.

Event Details

The Family Business Research Foundation is collaborating with Lancaster University Management School’s Centre for Family Business, and the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business to host the UK’s Family Business Research Conference 2024.

The event will be held at Lancaster University Management School. It will focus on the following themes: a) how family businesses navigate crisis, complexity and uncertainty; b) how they respond to social, economic, environmental and technological change.

Purpose of event:

• To bring family business researchers, practitioners, and decision makers together for a multi-disciplinary conversation about the direction of travel for family business research.

• To provide an opportunity for researchers to discuss their research priorities, share ideas and consult with practitioners, family businesses and decision-makers on the evidence they need.

• To explore how research can help to address issues and challenges that can arise in family businesses.

• To update and share learning from the work of the Family Business Research Foundation, the Centre for Family Business and Pentland Centre for Sustainability.

The event will cover the following topics:

• How family firms experience crisis and respond to rapid social, economic, environmental, and technological change in the UK.

• How are family businesses adapting to diverse pressures – for example, social and demographic change, changes in health and well-being of the UK population, environmental challenges, changes in the UK labour market and work patterns, financial crisis.

• The impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on family firms.

• How family businesses thrive in challenging times – through resilience, agility, adaptability, and taking the long view.

Co-organisers are: The Family Business Research Foundation, Lancaster University Management School’s Centre for Family Business, and the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business.

Contact Details

Name Centre for Family Business