How changes in the family can benefit the family firm

Family-owned firms must navigate continuous change in both the external business environment and their own family sphere, shaped by births, deaths, married-ins and the evolving values and objectives of each new generation. As this Forbes article explores, changes in the family–while challenging–can also be a wellspring of new energy, capabilities and ideas. How Changes in […]

ADEFAM recognizes IESE for its entrepreneurial ecosystem

The Family Business Association of Madrid (ADEFAM) was created to support and defend the interests of family businesses in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. On April 8, IESE had the great honor of receiving an ADEFAM Award in recognition of its “complete entrepreneurial ecosystem in which they provide the advice, contacts, financing and research necessary […]

Inditex, Mango and H&M join forces for the circular economy

Spain’s fashion heavyweights have joined forces to promote the circular economy. Inditex, Decathlon, H&M, Ikea, Kiabi, Mango and Tendam recently created a new association to manage textile and footwear waste generated in the Spanish market. The initiative offers a good exmple of family businesses coming together for the common good. Alianza entre Inditex, Mango y […]

UPCOMING EVENT: IESE-IEF Foro de Reflexión para Empresarios

The Foro de Reflexión is a collaboration between IESE’s Chair of Family-Owned Business and the Instituto de Empresa Familiar designed to foster and support family business initiatives in key areas of development. On Wednesday, February 14, IESE’s Madrid campus will gather experts and entrepreneurs to exchange experiences and expand knowledge on best practices regarding “Alliances […]

McKinsey: 4+5 equals FOB outperformance

Recent research by McKinsey confirms the adaptability, resilience and impact of family-owned firms, whose structures and best practices leave them uniquely equipped to navigate business challenges in uncertain times. According to the authors, family firms that combine four critical mindsets with five strategic actions have the capacity to quadruple their business value in the next […]

Family firms see their largest growth increase in 15 years

Family-owned firms reported their largest growth increase in 15 years according to the 11th PwC Global Family Business Survey, carried out across 82 countries between October 2022 and January 2023. Strong values, employee communication and digital capabilities are among the traits shared by top-performing family firms. PwC Global Family Business Survey   Homepage image: Jonathan […]

2022-23 Annual Report

From academic sessions and new research lines to conferences and ongoing communications with our readers, the Chair of Family-Owned Business made important inroads in 2022-23 to elevate and advance the practice and knowledge of family-controlled firms. You will find all the highlights in our 2022-23 Annual Report, an overview of our team’s collective efforts to […]