Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee
Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee

Continuity of the family business in times of digitization

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CenSE researchers: Bart Henssen
Duration: September 2018 – September 2019
Partners: CenSE in collaboration with research institutes in Australia, England, Italy and China.

Research purpose
Rapid evolutions in digitization pose specific challenges for family businesses. For example, these evolutions have an impact on the family system (the relationships between family members), the business system (the usual business models are under pressure, and developments in the business system affect the family and ownership system), and the ownership system (the overriding control of family shareholders comes under pressure). However, the literature on digitization and its influence on family businesses is very limited.

Research question
What are the consequences of exponential digitization on the actors in the family business?
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