About this Centre
We are an active community of international scholars and family businesses developing global resources to bring new and meaningful insights to advance the business practice of small and medium-sized family firms.
Our main activities include cutting-edge research projects addressing a range of issues from the dynamics of family businesses to innovation and growth strategies, power, discretion and capabilities to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. We help family businesses tackle questions like - are the children really interested, how can we diversify to accommodate different family interests and employment expectations. And we make our research knowledge useable and accessible for family SMES, especially in the areas of goal setting and succession planning.
We also offer executive programmes and workshops with contributions from the knowledge transfer team, and collaborations that connect scholars and businesses around the world with each other. And we participate in world conferences, presenting papers.
By working in this way, with businesses, and associations like the Institute for Family Business and the Work Foundation, we can tackle important issues.
A full list of our partners can be found at the bottom of this page, as well as our research areas and publications.