In Ireland today, 75% of firms are small and medium sized family businesses, contributing more than 50% of GDP and national employment. The DCU Centre for Family Business (CFB) focuses on addressing the unique challenges that family businesses face from generational succession and the integration of family and non-family talent to inheritance and growth and exports.
As Ireland’s leading research centre in family business, the Centre provides a platform to enhance the competitiveness of Irish family firms, to offer insights into international best practice and, ultimately, to help shape future policy in relation to this thriving sector.
In addition to extensive research in the area the Centre also has an extensive outreach programme, more details of which can be found here.
The Centre has received the support of a number of donors and sponsors since its establishment in 2013. Currently our sincere thanks go to the main sponsors AIB, PwC and William Fry. Thanks also to Bennett Hospitality for their ongoing support.
For more information, please visit www.dcu.ie/centre-for-family-business.