Our Vision

CeFEO's vision is to be the prime research and learning Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership.

Openness, creativity and rigor characterize our search for academic excellence and practical relevance. We collaborate with scholars, students, practitioners and policymakers around the world.

Our Mission

Following the vision, the leading mission of CeFEO is to combine academic excellence and practical relevance. CeFEO is an internationally oriented research and learning centre with the ambition to be a natural partner for researchers and family owners/managers, as well as for advisors and other actors interested in family entrepreneurship and ownership. Our mission can be divided into two interrelated elements:

  1. To promote, conduct and share high-quality academic research on relevant family entrepreneurship and ownership topics. Our research is interdisciplinary, highly international, and characterized by openness to different approaches in terms of the research questions we ask, the theories we apply, and the methodologies we use; and
  2. To engage in a knowledge dialogue on family entrepreneurship and ownership topics with stakeholders through service and outreach activities (such as seminars and education) with the purpose of increasing awareness and skills among students, owners, managers, advisors, and policymakers.