Academic Symposium on Family Business



The statistics are surprising: one third of Fortune 500 companies are family controlled. In the US, family firms are responsible for more than 60 per cent of the GDP and 85 per cent of all jobs. In the EU, 80 per cent of companies are family firms, accounting for 75 per cent employment. In the Netherlands, 69 per cent of firms are family owned and they are estimated to contribute over half of the Dutch national product each year.

Although family businesses drive the global economy, the field has lagged behind in terms of research interest. To redress the ‘not very sexy’ image of family business research, on November 30th, 2012, we will host an academic symposium in the discipline of family business. We are honoured to welcome four distinguished scholars from family business for this event.




Coffee and tea



Welcome Dr. Vanessa Strike



Dr. Carlo Salvato 
Topic & Abstract: “The role of external advisors in developing next-generation leaders”


Prof. dr. Michael Carney
Topic & Abstract: Making old money new again: revitalizing old money family firms


Coffee and tea break



Prof. dr. Danny Miller and Dr. Isabelle Le Breton-Miller
Topic & Abstract: “Managing for the Long Run – Lessons in Competitive Advantage from Remarkable Family Businesses -- And Subsequent Reflections”


Closing remarks

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The Erasmus - EIM - Panteia Entrepreneurship Lectures Series is co-organized by Erasmus Research Institute of Management ( and EIM Business & Policy Research (EIM/Panteia), an independent and international research and consultancy organisation, specialised in SMEs and Entrepreneurship. EIM is part of the Panteia group.

For more research resources visit our joint Entrepreneurship Research Portal.