Accounting firm BDO and Rabobank entered into a partnership with the Erasmus Centre for Family Business (ECFB) in 2016, aiming to improve expertise relating to family businesses in the Netherlands and the development of this segment. This partnership is now being stepped up further through the establishment of a chair in family businesses. The chair will be held by Pursey Heugens, professor of organisation theory, development and change at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
Erasmus Centre for Family Business
The mission of the Erasmus Centre for Family Business is to contribute to the development and long-term viability of family businesses around the world through the provision of research on family business, development of family business leaders, and outreach activities.
A partnership to boost academic research into organisations, strategy and governance at family businesses has been formed by Dutch co-operative bank Rabobank, global top-five accounting firm BDO and the Erasmus Centre for Family Business (ECFB) based at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
Prime Minister Mark Rutte awarded Westland Kaas with the 'Family Business of the Year 2014' award during the Family Business Award 2014 in The Hague.