Research - Contributing to the Cutting-Edge of the Field

The Centre contributes to the field of family business research by creating and disseminating world-class knowledge. Family businesses face certain unique challenges related to governance, growth, professionalization, leadership, strategy and corporate social responsibility. Though several of these aspects have been deeply examined by researchers, many others remain under-examined. Hence, the family business research continues to grow and evolve. 

The Centre has undertaken several cutting-edge research projects and is emerging as a research centre of excellence in the field of family business in the Asian region. The research articles authored/co-authored by members at our Centre have been published in internationally respected top-tier, peer-reviewed management journals that include, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Asia Pacific Journal Of Management, and Cross Cultural and Strategic Management Journal.  Since the very beginning, our endeavour is to take research beyond the academic pursuit. Through rigorous and relevant research that helps family businesses improve the way they operate, our goal is to create a real impact on the society.  The Centre also conducts an Annual survey of family enterprises on status,  perceptions, contributions and anxieties.

Several research papers developed at the Centre within these four areas have been presented at international conferences that include, the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual and Special Conferences, Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), European Academy of Management (Euram) Annual Conference, and the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Conference. The family business case study research conducted by the Centre is published as teaching cases by Harvard Business Publishing, Ivey Publishing and Sage Business Cases. The Centre has also contributed several research-based book chapters to seminal handbooks on management and family business research published by Edward Elgar Publishing.  Members of the research team at the Centre serve the field as reviewers for the top-tier management journals. The team members are annually invited to review papers submitted to the international academic conferences, which include the AoM, SMS, FERC, Euram, and IFERA. The Centre team members are also regularly invited as Session/ Track Chairs at the international research conferences and to conduct seminars/ training sessions at various fora of international repute.


Research from the Centre is published in various ways which includes, journal articles, cases, working papers, books and book reviews, white papers and reports