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Research

Providing the family business world and academic communities with new cutting-edge research and knowledge.

Through our research and educational work with family businesses from all over the world, we have gained some extraordinary insights into the dynamics that can drive family businesses either to outstanding achievements or to failure.

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Bringing the Family Back into the Business

Lessons on linking the family identity to the business brand from a new global study

Emeritus IMD Professor Joachim Schwass explores family identity in a short article based of his recent book "Wise Family Business – Family Identity Steering Brand Success" published in September 2016.

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IMD Global Family Business Center ranked one of the best business schools for family businesses

The 25 best business schools for family businesses

Family Capital has included IMD Global Family Business Center in the top 25 best business schools for Family Business in the world.

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Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise: Masters of Entrepreneurial Partnerships

Lessons from the winner of the 2016 IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award

Receiving one of the most prestigious accolades for "excellence in family business" was a memorable moment for Hans Michael Jebsen and Heinrich Jessen.

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Books

Books

Family business books to inspire you

IMD Family Business Faculty have a long tradition of writing inspiring and successful books. Available on Amazon and from our campus bookshop.

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