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OUR FOCUS, THE ENTREPRENEURIAL FAMILY

Studying the challenges faced by families in business and identifying key factors contributing to their success​

IE CENTER FOR FAMILIES IN BUSINESS

What we do

Research

Reports, case studies, and academic research on keys to success and future challenges of family businesses.

Education & Training

Educational programs that empower family owners and their stakeholders, fostering sustainability and making a lasting impact across generations.

Knowledge Dissemination

We are dedicated to sharing our research findings, expertise, and practical insights with family owners, academics, practitioners and policymakers.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

We want to collaborate with you. Connect with us so that you can stay informed of our latest activities. Share with us your interests, concerns and experiences so we can work together towards providing tools for helping families to create value across generations.​

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SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday, September 27th
ONBOARDING EVENT: THE DRIVE BEHIND FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

location

IE TOWER (6th floor)

format

FACE-TO-FACE

duration

TBD (START TIME: 18.00 PM)

intake

STUDENTS + ALUMNI

language

ENGLISH

STAY INFORMED OF ALL OUR EVENTS

Seize the opportunity to gain valuable insights and network within the families in business community. Engage in enriching workshops by leading experts, visits to family run firms, and connect with like-minded professionals through exclusive networking events.

GET TO KNOW OUR LATEST REPORTS

Our reports covers not only the challenges that family businesses face in today's competitive environments, but also vital topics such as philanthropy, entrepreneurship, wealth management, and other activities crucial for fostering long-term value creation in family businesses.

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The Innovation Challenge for Family Businesses

Cristina Cruz and Juan Santaló​ in collaboration with EY Spain

The study shows that the "family factor" acts as an innovation driver in companies, enhancing their innovation process.​

Personal Philanthropy Profiles in Spain

Cristina Cruz and Rachida Justo in collaboration with Caixabank Banca Privada

Study based on a qualitative analysis of more than 50 hours of interviews with relevant philanthropists, experts and managers in foundations in Spain with the aim of bringing the figure of the great donor closer to society and highlighting their contribution.​

How family businesses face the challenge of sustainability

Initiative between BancaMarch (Spanish private banking institution) and IE University.

The case conducts a comprehensive study of how four family businesses with significant presence in the Spanish market tackle their sustainability objectives.