The Three Main Challenges of Family Businesses

The IE Center for Research and Networking for Families in Business represents IE’s commitment to adding value to business families on a global scale.  This process relies on over a decade of excellence in research in the field of family businesses, a management team with extensive experience and effective training in classrooms where leaders of great business families have studied. An authentic community of strategic reflection, whose vision extends from the family to the world.

A renewed vision of business families.


Families in Business at IE offers an innovative look at family businesses, based on:

  • Their competitive advantages in disruptive environments.
  • The family’s differential values beyond the business.
  • The impact of diversity.
  • The involvement of NextGen in the future of the business.

All of this is complemented by IE’s pragmatic focus, and enriched by the emphasis on the humanities, digital transformation and entrepreneurship.


The 3 pillars of Families in Business at IE

  1. Research: 
    Generate impactful and innovative knowledge surrounding strategic issues for Families in Business participants.
  2. Training: 
    Promote the development of relevant and specialized training for business families and their groups of interest.
  3. Network: 
    Create a network of strategic contacts for Families in Business participants based on shared interests.

Collaborative impact initiatives

Families in Business at IE shares ideas and develops projects with strategic partners, allowing us to enhance knowledge and impact the areas most relevant to business families. If you would like to collaborate and progress together, write to


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