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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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Research project: access to private equity in family owned firms

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 […]

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