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STEP Survey 2018-19 theme: 

“Impact of changing demographics on succession and governance”

With people living longer, the traditional methods of transition and governance in family businesses are no longer appropriate.  This research will look to explore and articulate how business families are dealing with these issues and what succession and governance models could look like in the modern era.

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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).

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News

New FBR Article with STEP Data

March 13, 2019
Title: “Socialization Processes in Transgenerational Family Firms”. Congratulations to the co-authors Zografia Bika, University of East Anglia, Norwich Business School; Peter J. Rosa, University of Edinburgh; and Fahri Karakas, University […]

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Asia Pacific STEP Teams Collaborate & Launch Case Series

March 11, 2019
We are pleased to share a collaboration between STEP members the Business Families Institute @Singapore Management University and Bangkok University’s School of Entrepreneurship and Management. […]

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STEP Survey for Family Businesses Yields Over 1500 Responses!

March 1, 2019
Congratulations to the 48 STEP teams representing 38 countries around the world for their superb efforts contributing over 1500 responses to the 2nd STEP (Successful […]

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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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