The University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation centre (ECIC) and Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG) have successfully launched the Australian eChallenge NextGen with a number of South Australia family businesses signing up for the program. This has been made possible through the support of the South Australian Government’s Department of State Development […]
Raymond Michell AM (left), Mr Stephen Samson (FBA Chairman, centre), Dr. Jill Thomas (right)
At the recent Family Business Australia (FBA) National Conference, two South Australians were formally recognised for their longstanding contributions to the Australian family business sector. Dr. Jill Thomas (right) was awarded the “Chairman’s Award in recognition for distinguished service to Family Business […]
The Adelaide Business School is thrilled to have Professor Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez presenting on some of IMD’s family business research such as the value of ‘family branding’. She is the co-Director of the IMD Global Family Business Center at the IMD Business School, a global leader in the provisions of executive education (#1 for past […]
The University of Adelaide Business School’s Family Business Education & Research Group (FBERG) is hosting a Family Business Australia event on ‘Adapting to Change’ on Tuesday the 17th of June @ 6pm.
Chaired by Dr. Jill Thomas (Research Fellow of FBERG), this session provides a great opportunity to learn from Toby Bensimon of Shiels Jewellers and […]
To mark the International Day of Families (15th of May each year), it’s appropriate to reflect on the valuable role that families play in our society. Throughout history, families and the skills and capital they bring, have been the engine room for entrepreneurial activity and growth of economies around the world.
The majority of businesses are […]
While governance of the business is recognised as crucial to its sustainability, the need for governance of the family is less clear. As families-in-business grow, the needs and expectations of both the business and the family will inevitably change and, consequently, the family dynamics generally become more complicated. Members of various branches of the family […]
A three-year research project has examined the factors influencing the ability of family owned firms to access private equity funding.
Dr Chris Graves, who conducted the research in collaboration with Dr Pi-Shen Seet with support from a CPA Australia grant, says that the research suggests that owners of family firms would benefit from knowing more about […]