Dr Eric Clinton

Dr Eric Clinton is Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at DCU Business School and Director of the DCU National Centre for Family Business.

Professional activities and research: Eric's research examines strategic entrepreneurial practices in multi-generational family firms, particularly the influence of imprinting, legacy, entrepreneurial learning, succession, and long-term strategic thinking. Eric’s research is regularly published in top tier journals including Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Academy of Management Review, and Family Business Review and his research has been funded by the European Union, Irish Research Council, Family Firm Institute and Institute for Family Business. He serves on the board of the Global STEP Project, the Editorial Board of Family Business Review and the International Small Business Journal. Eric is a Visiting Professor of Babson College Boston, and was awarded a visiting research fellowship to the Family Owned Business Institute at Grand Rapids University, Michigan USA 2021/22. 

With sponsorship from AIB Plc, DCU NCFB is undertaking a year-long research project to examine the succession intentions of Ireland's next-generation family business members.  Watch this short video to find out more about this project being led by Dr Eric Clinton here.