2017 STEP Global Summit, Lugano, Switzerland

Highlights of the 2017 Global Summit in Lugano, Switzerland.  Keep checking this space as we continue to add highlights from the Summit.

Press Release: On November 9-11, 2017, STEP affiliate, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) hosted the Third Global STEP Summit in Lugano, Switzerland.  This year’s theme was entitled:  THRIVING ON CHAOS: How Family Firms and Entrepreneurial Families Can Flourish in the New Global Disorder and Impact on the Global Economy. One hundred and fifteen (115) academics and family business owners from 26 countries (Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA, and Venezuela) joined together to participate in this unique, collaborative, learning event for the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project for Family Enterprising.  Read more


Professors Jim Davis and Matt Allen Offer Creative Solutions to Using STEP Data

In this video, STEP member, Prof. James Davis, Buelher Endowed Prof. of Management; Chair of Management Dept.; and Director of Executive Education at Utah State University offers some suggestions on how to use STEP data and invites researchers to think outside of the box when working with the data. Click photo to watch video.

Professor Davis also gave a keynote speech on the topic of “Pivoting” within family business and how business families transform in response to global disorder.  Read more here from the STEP blog.

Professor Matt Allen, Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurship Division, Faculty Director for the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, and Academic Director for the STEP Project, offers some creative suggestions on how to use STEP data.

2017 Global Summit Photo Album

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