Mission, Vision, Action


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.


Our vision is to be recognized as one of the leading Centres in the development of research and intellectual capital on family business. As a leader in international family business scholarship, we develop, disseminate and share knowledge on the challenges involved in family, business, and responsible ownership, through teaching, development of educational materials, and outreach activities, in order to ensure the long-term viability of family businesses around the world.


In 2013, we strengthened our research focus on topics relating to family businesses and received a prestigious research award. We offered various educational programs (Masters, MBA, Open Programme) focused on family business and supported 12 master student in writing their Master thesis on a family business topic. In addition, we organized various outreach events where research professionals and family businesses exchanged views and shared experiences. For a more detailed report on 2013 as well as our plans for 2014, see our Annual Report 2013 (link).