A leading think-tank on family enterprise, the CAMBRIDGE INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY ENTERPRISE conducts leading-edge research to unlock the essential questions asked by family enterprises that help them remain successful for generations. We bring together the best minds in academia and advisory with innovative family enterprises to seek sophisticated and practical answers to the complex challenges that confront enterprising families.

Our dedicated team of faculty and researchers collaborates with faculty and graduate students of leading schools of business, economics and behavioral science to build knowledge for family enterprises. We share the results of our research with families through our Education and Publications. Look for our published white papers coming soon.

Current research studies are underway on a range of topics including these:

  • GLOBALIZATION: How do family businesses maintain their competitiveness in a globalized economy?
  • MILLENNIALS: How do families and family businesses understand, engage, and develop the Millennial generation?
  • CEO SUCCESSION: What are the broad choices for choosing the next CEO in a family business, and under what conditions should each type be selected?
  • FAMILY WEALTH: How do families create new significant sources of wealth every generation?

We invite families and organizations that are interested in partnering with the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise on cutting-edge research studies for family enterprises to contact us.