We are at the forefront in terms of generating academic research on families in business, the keys to their success and their future challenges.

We carry out applied research in collaboration with families and other interest groups.

The shared mission is to generate cutting-edge knowledge at the global level, supported by practical experience, to the benefit of the partners involved, the IE community and society as a whole.


An ambitious, multi-disciplinary project.

Macroeconomic impact

Relevance and contribution of families in business to the growth of the economy and markets.

Family strategy and governance

From a family business to a business family: definition of the strategic agenda and the most appropriate governance model.

Wealth Management

Investment strategies, performance, and the responsible contribution of “family offices”.


Professionalization models and tools for attracting and retaining external talent in new competitive environments.

Digital Transformation

Innovation, growth and transformation models for families in business in the digital environment.

Driving force behind entrepreneurship

Families in business as the driving force behind entrepreneurship: new businesses and new generations.

CSR and philanthropy

New strategies and social innovation models.


We publish reports in collaboration with leading partners, case studies and articles in international journals with academics from other renowned institutions.


  •  Are you interested in a specific area of research? Do you want to tie your brand or name to an area that is especially relevant to you?

    A relevant commitment: we create an on-going observatory or a lab that researches the area that interests you. Together we will define its name, the research plan and its associated business plan: events, debates, publications, etc.
    Or you can sponsor specific research; the report will be published in approximately 6-12 months.


  • Do you want to make a general contribution to our research?

    You can make an isolated or recurring donation to our Fund for Research on Families in Business.
    Or extend a grant to a doctoral candidate for their research.


  • Are you looking for another way to support our work?

    Participate in any of our on-going research projects by providing data, granting interviews or answering a survey.

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