Rigorous and Relevant Research

As a leading international research centre in family business, the National Centre for Family Business provides a platform to enhance the competitiveness of family firms, to offer insights into international best practice and, ultimately, to help shape future policy in relation to this thriving sector. Our work has been profiled through major media outlets, including BBC, RTÉ, The Irish Times, and NewsTalk.

We conduct theory-driven and evidence-based research on family firms. To achieve this, we leverage our international and interdisciplinary networks and employ a variety of innovative research methodologies, theories and frameworks.

The NCFB has a strong track record of publishing high-impact research. This is evidenced through our success in publishing in Financial Times' Top 50 Journals and ABS 4-star peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Academy of Management Review; Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice) and presenting at leading conferences (e.g. Academy of Management Annual Meeting; Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference).