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Family Business Development 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

This course deals with leading and developing family businesses; the most common type of organization in the world. The course addresses different organizational, strategic and governance aspects of this type of organizations, including the role of owners, family and non- family managers, advisors, board members as well as employees in developing family businesses. We explore key issues related to the dynamics of different types of family business (e.g. both small and large, both private and publicly listed), such as strategy development, governance, culture, management, and more. The course takes an international perspective on these issues.

Connection to research and practice
This course builds on the research excellence and practical relevance of the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership, bridging the core competences of JIBS faculty on family business and ownership. The students will have a unique opportunity for applying the most relevant theoretical concepts to examples, cases and experiences from family businesses around the world. The course is specially designed for those who are interested in working in (e.g. as manager) or with (e.g. as advisor and consultant) family businesses.


Bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 60 credits in informatics, business administration, computer science, computer engineering, information engineering, or equivalent (or the equivalent).

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JFBR21
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business SchoolLast modified 2023-03-17 14:00:07