External Initiatives and platforms

There are many useful platforms and initiatives in the context of family business. We are glad to provide the respective links.

Videos on important family business topics might be useful for family firms and students.

The Family Business Network Switzerland coordinates the activities in Switzerland

The Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), a well-known academic conference in the field of family business, takes place in North America every year.

Since 1986, the Family Firm Institute promotes the interests of family firms in both research and practice. Their website gives a great overview of their worldwide activities in this area.

The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (ifera) organizes every year a large international research conference on family firms.

The German Stiftung Familienunternehmen promotes the interests of medium- and large sized family firms in politics and economy.

Swiss Family Business represents the interests of family firms in front of the authorities and the public.

Tharawat Family Business Forum is a membership association that promotes the sustainability, innovation and growth of family businesses across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

VPAG is the Swiss association of private limited companies.