Rania Labaki, Head of EDHEC Family Business Centre introduces the centre, the four research programmes it works on, and its publications.
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The EDHEC Family Business Centre (EFBC) offers a holistic approach of the family business focusing on Business and Socio-Emotional dimensions at each level of our Research, Educational Programmes and Dissemination activities.
EFBC supports family businesses to deal with the challenges stemming out of their unique characteristics and the increasingly complex global business world. As such, EFBC offers new perspectives and innovative solutions on the following dimensions of the family business: succession, legal, financial and fiscal, social and entrepreneurial.
As such, EFBC seeks to :
We also seek to serve as a platform for generating academic insight into management and governance practices and to foster the family business entrepreneurial model. In doing so, EDHEC seeks to recognize and respond to the specificities of family business and support them to grow in an increasingly complex global business world.
The EDHEC Family Business Centre aims to support the family business communities: family members who are active in their family's business, non-active family members, non-family executives and managers working within family businesses, as well as consultants and practitioners working with family businesses (business advisors, lawyers, finance and wealth managers…). Whether on the national or international levels, the EDHEC Family Business Centre will achieve its mission through:
The EDHEC Family Business Centre’s objectives are to:
1-Become a leading reference on family businesses in terms of management training, research and international benchmarking. This will be achieved by:
Developing educational programs on the BBA and Master levels for EDHEC students;
Offering executive education courses at the EDHEC EMBA level as well as short programs (open enrolment seminars or customized training) for family-businesses.
Gathering data on family businesses in France and making the EDHEC Family Business Observatory a centre of reference.
Undertaking quantitative and qualitative research on the major research axes: Succession, Legal, financial and fiscal issues, social impact, intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship.
Publishing and disseminating this research (articles, books, case studies, participation in conferences and seminars).
Organizing events for the family business communities on the national and international levels (The EDHEC Family Business Conference, Academic conferences in collaboration with major dedicated organizations, family business and practitioners’ workshops and seminars…)
2- Exert a strong impact on SMEs and Intermediary Size Enterprises (ETI) in the regions where EDHEC’s campuses are located, in terms of the transfer of knowledge and expertise.
3- Raise awareness of family businesses especially for the next generation of young managers (in terms of career opportunities, management and governance approaches, and transmission) notably via case studies, training, interventions by family-business members and conferences.
An international team with various expertises allowing an holitistic approach of Family Business.
Head of EDHEC Family Business Centre
Family Business, Finance
Family Business & Management
Professor - Strategic Management & Business History
Entrepreneurship, Family Business
Capital structure, cost of capital and public visibility of the family.
Financial and Legal Performance
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