Research Seminars

The Centre is involved in two research seminars series.


The “Rigor and Relevance in Family Business Research” seminar series is a monthly gathering of the members of the Centre for Family Business Management (CFBM), to which also other senior members, postdocs, PhD students, and visiting scholars of the Faculty of Economics & Management are invited. Meeting are organized every last Friday of the month. At these meetings, members of the CFBM present their research or research ideas to gather feedback from a crowd of scholars with diverse backgrounds and interests. Occasionally, we also host guest speakers from our or another institution to present their work, and to bring in some fresh outside perspectives and feedback on our own research. Hence, if you are working (or are planning to work) on research (ideas) centered on or related to family businesses or business families and are interested to present your family business-related work at one of our planned meetings, please do not hesitate to contact us such that we can try to incorporate those contributions in one of our meetings!


  • Seminar Series of the EuFBC

The Centre for Family Business Management (CFBM) is founding member of European Family Business Centers (EuFBC) network, formed by the 15 largest research centers conducting research in the field of family business in Europe, and located in seven different countries. As part of this initiative we aim at developing opportunity for discussion, collaboration and exchange among some of the leading scholars in the field. EuFBC represents a unique opportunity for structuring a solid European research network.

EuFBC organizes a seminar series aiming at offering a common platform for scholars across the continent to present and debate state-of-art academic research on family business, business families, and family entrepreneurship. While the presented research papers are already of a high-quality level, we aim to facilitate a trust-based yet constructively critical environment through which the potential of individual papers, and as such of European Family Business research at large, should improve even further. Seminars are scheduled every other Wednesday at lunchtime (12:00-13:00 CET; 11:00-12:00 GMT). They are hosted online and are open to presenters and audience members working in- and outside the co-hosting institutions. For more information, visit the website.