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Event One Day Masterclass “Advising the Family Enterprise” – Friday 8 September 2017

Legal, financial, business and other expert advisors are called upon to participate in a one day Masterclass “Advising the Family Enterprise”.

The Masterclass, hosted by The University of Adelaide’s Family Business Education & Research Group (FBERG) in conjunction with STEP (London), is being delivered in Melbourne (4 September), Sydney (6 September) and Adelaide (8 September) by […]

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Latest Insights: Aust. Family Business Sector

As in 2013, our Family Business Education and Research Group [FBERG] conducted the research for KPMG Australia and Family Business Australia’s biennial Australian Family Business Survey. The 2015 survey report was released last week and can be accessed from our FBERG home page or from KPMG’s website (which contains a short 2.5min video, together with […]

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Optimistic, entrepreneurial and adept businesses are set to shape the future of Australian family business

Dr. Chris Graves and Dr. Jill Thomas, from the ABS’ Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG) have partnered for the second time with KPMG and Family Business Australia to conduct the longest running survey of its kind into family business. Heavily relied on by family business owners and their advisers to inform critical business […]

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Adelaide Business School in Global Top 25 for Family Business

The University of Adelaide Business School has been ranked as one of the top 25 global business schools for family business education and research. It is the only Australian university represented on this list. Others to make the list include Harvard and Northwestern (USA), IMD (Switzerland), INSEAD (France), IE Business School (Spain) and Bocconi University […]

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Successful Launch of Australian eChallenge NextGen

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 […]

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Two South Australians Honoured at FBA National Conference

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 […]

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Seminar: Change, Adapt and Thrive [17th June]

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 […]

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Families in Business…the heavy hitters of our economy

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 […]

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The importance of family governance to keep the family business healthy

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 […]

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