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Founded in 2005 by Babson College in collaboration with six academic affiliates in Europe, the STEP Project is a global applied research initiative that explores the entrepreneurial process within business families and generates solutions that have immediate application for family leaders. The visionary institutions that founded the project include ESADE (Spain), HEC (France), Jönköping International Business School (Sweden), Universita Bocconi (Italy), Universitat St. Gallen (Switzerland), Universitat Witten/Herdecke (Germany), and Babson College (USA).

Professor James Davis, Utah State University, STEP Board chair talks about the benefits of joining STEP Project for Family Enterprising.
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Understanding Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices in European Family Businesses

November 1, 2017
493 completed surveys across 11 European countries that represent 356 families (127 were double respondents).  More than 15% of the companies surveyed are over 100 […]

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STEP Project members among panelists at upcoming Symposium on Entrepreneurship Research in May, 2018 hosted by Paris School of Business

October 25, 2017
Symposium and Doctoral Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research, Past, Present and Future. May 10-12, 2017. Here’s what the Symposium organizers have to say  “The Symposium will […]

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New STEP team leader for Universidad Icesi

October 19, 2017
The STEP Project is pleased to introduce Professor Yeny Esperanza Rodriguez Ramos, as the new STEP team leader for Universidad Icesi. Yeny Esperanza Rodriguez Ramos is currently Assistant […]

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2018 STEP Global Academic Conference


TRANSGENERATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: INSIGHTS FROM THE STEP PROJECT

October 18 – 20, 2018, Cartagena, Colombia

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STEP Project

Leading academics and business families from around the world have joined as partners of the STEP Project to explore Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices and create a stream of powerful practices and cases that empower families to build their entrepreneurial legacies.

 

The STEP Project for Family Enterprising is the first global research study to focus on entrepreneurship in business families.

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