What is Family Business?

Researchers have made many attempts to define what is meant by “family business” and there has been considerable debate about whether to use the term “family business” or “business family”.

Watch our video to learn more about family business and how the Centre can help!

Management Special Publication 2013

Bob Blunden spent much of his childhood working with his father in the family's Halifax-based building materials business. But when it came to choosing a career, he set his sights further afield. "I said I'd never work for my father again - he was too tough," Blunden remembers.

But things changed after Blunden completed his university education. His dad asked him to come home and run the building materials business....

Read the full story from the Faculty of Management Special Publication.

It's true you can't choose your family... but you can choose the Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity.