Surviving a Crisis as a Family Business
Surviving a crisis as a family business - Research launch

Upcoming Family Business Events

Surviving a Crisis as a Family Business

When: 9.30am Mon. 25th January 2021

Location: Online

Cost: Free of Charge

Registration required: https://family-business


Kick-off your business year with vital planning and crisis management tools from the family business experts.


The National Centre for Family Business are starting 2021 with an exclusive research launch detailing the findings of their All-Ireland Family Business Survival Survey. The study, a cross-border collaboration between Dublin City University and Ulster University, followed the profess of family businesses from the onset of the covid-19 crisis in mid-March 2020 until November 2020. Across a seven-month period, the research team engaged with 251 family business owners, leaders and employees and documented their experiences and learnings.

During this free webinar attendees will hear from leading experts on the project and will discuss the launch of the resulting practitioner report – Surviving a Crisis as a Family Business. The report's evidence-based findings and best-practice recommendations will provide a vital resource for business owners and leaders for years to come, as they continue to navigate the global health pandemic, Brexit, and the ongoing economic crisis. 


Dr Catherine Faherty of DCU's National Centre for Family Business will host the event, joined by Leading Academics:

•    Ian Smyth, Department of Management at Ulster University
•    Dr Craig Crossley, College of Business at University of Central Florida
•    Sarah Burrows, College of Business at University Central Florida

We are also delighted to have a number of Industry Experts to share their insights:

•    Darren McDowell, Northern Ireland Family Business Forum and Harbinson Mulholland
•    Lorraine Greene, Head of SME Market Engagement, AIB

The report can be downloaded on our Research Hub here