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Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship PracticesSTEP

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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UniAndes & Icesi Host STEP Family Biz Conference in Cartagena!

November 15, 2018
STEP affiliates UniAndes and Icesi co-sponsored the 2nd STEP Global Academic Conference at the UniAndes Cartagena, Colombia campus on October 18-20, 2018.  Event organizers Luis Diaz Matajira (UniAndes) and Yeny Rodriguez (Icesi) implemented a successful conference […]

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New STEP Data Publications

August 31, 2018
We are happy to share two new publications developed from the data collected from the STEP Project for Family Enterprising. First, we are pleased to […]

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Dublin City University Hosts Family Biz Workshop

June 19, 2018
On June 4, 2018, STEP affiliate DCU Centre for Family Business hosted its Family Business Research Workshop and Networking Event for doctoral students and early career researchers. […]

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Events

EU Academic Workshop and Meeting

May 22 – 23, 2019

Audencia Business School, Nantes, France

Contact: Kathleen Randerson for information


NA and LA Academic Workshop and Meeting

May 30, 2019 (prior to FERC)

Burlington, Vermont

Details forthcoming!

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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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