The EuFBC Seminar series is a joint initiative of a group of European Centers conducting research in the field of family business. The co-hosting Family Business Research Centers are presented below (in alphabetical order).
Openness is one of our founding principles. We are happy to consider the involvement other European Family Rusiness research centers that may wish to join the EuFBC as a part of this initiative. In order to be eligible to join the EuFBC Network, the Center should be part of a University, have a proven family business research focus, and be visible in the family business community. Please contact us to express your interest in joining the initiative.
AIDAF-EY Chair in Strategic Management in Family Business in memory of Alberto Falck | Bocconi University – Italy
Center for Family Business | CFB-HSG
St. Gallen University – Switzerland
Center for Young and Family Enterprise | CYFE
University of Bergamo – Italy
Centre for Family Business
Lancaster University Management School – UK
Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership | CeFEO
Jönköping International Business School | JIBS – Sweden
Centre for Family Business Management
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Italy
The Centre for Family Business Management is based in the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and is a reference point, both locally and internationally, for research, education and knowledge transfer activities in the field of family business.
Dutch Centre of Expertise in Family Business Windesheim University of Applied Sciences – The Netherlands
The Dutch Centre of Expertise in Family Business is an initiative and part of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. Our mission is to conduct high-quality practice-oriented research and disseminate knowledge on strategic issues that keep family firms busy.
We directly engage with practitioners and maintain long-term relationships with family firms in various sectors to make sure that we work on relevant topics.
EDHEC Family Business Research Centre
EDHEC Business School – France
The mission of the EDHEC Family Business Research Centre is to inspire and support family businesses and their stakeholders in sustaining the long-term entrepreneurial model across generations through research, education and events. Building on the expertise of a multidisciplinary team, it offers a holistic approach of the family business embracing the financial and socio-emotional dimensions in regards with succession, financial decisions, social impact and family entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship and Family Business Center
IPAG Family Business – France
Reference for research, teaching and practice-transfer in the field of entrepreneurship and family business, the IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center involves academics from around the world, start-ups, family business owners and managers, as well as students. To achieve academic excellence, we promote the development of multidisciplinary and multicultural research by providing a framework for collaboration and networking among various actors at an international level and promoting several European projects. Every year, we organizes thematic round tables and workshops for entrepreneurs, family business owners and members as well as the International Family Business Research Forum (IFBRF) and the International Research Meeting in Business and Management (IRMBAM). The IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center has recently sponsored and created the 1st Virtual Family Business Research & Practice Conference in partnership with ICSB.
Location: Nice, France
Director: Andrea Calabrò
FABULA | FAmily BUsiness LAb
Università Cattaneo | LIUC – Italy
FABULA (FAmily BUsiness LAb) is a research center of Università Cattaneo – LIUC, a private business school located in Castellanza, near Milan. Founded in 2020, FABULA is dedicated to research, education and knowledge dissemination in the field of family business, with a focus on the youngest family members. It inspires and supports Italian family businesses with the rigor and the expertise of a multidisciplinary academic team.
FIF@ZU | Friedrichshafen Institute for Family Entrepreneurship
@Zeppelin University, Lake Constance – Germany
FIF@Zeppelin University was founded in 2009. Since then our primarily empirical research (by the way: we love experimental designs) centers around a range of questions in the family firm context, for example the perception and reputational effects of the family nature of the firm by different stakeholder groups, innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms, or the perspective of the next generation on different aspects of career development.
IMU-U and IOP-P
University of Bern - Switzerland
Several scholars conduct Family Business research at the University of Bern at the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship (IMU-U) and the Institute for Organization and Personnel (IOP-P). Research is done from multiple theoretical and empirical perspectives, with a strong link between academic research and practice.
Institute of Family Business and Mittelstand
WHU | Otto Beisheim School of Management – Germany
The Institute of Family Business and Mittelstand at WHU (ifbm@WHU) is located at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, one of Europe’s leading business schools. With a team of dedicated academics and practitioners, we aim to advance our understanding of innovation, leadership and employee satisfaction, succession, inertia, business ethics and financing of family firms as well as family offices. But creating new insights is not enough. We also strive to discuss, transfer, and extend those insights in discussions with practitioners.
Raya Strauss Center for Family Firm Research Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University – Israel
The Raya Strauss Center for Family Firm Research at the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University, founded in 2014, is the first and only center for family firm research in Israel. It strives to develop practical and academic knowledge about family firms and focuses to promote the unique characteristics of Israeli family firms, such as innovation and multiculturalism.
Research Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Firms | RCEF
Hasselt University – Belgium
The Research Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Firms at Hasselt University (RCEF) is an interdisciplinary group of experts passionate about family firms and entrepreneurship. The mission of the center is to create societal value through relevant and rigorous academic research, education, and high-quality services to business firms and organizations.