We are dedicated to our Purpose

To be the driving force of an international network which ensures that the multi-disciplinary family business theme will become a leading field in business research.


IFERA, the International Family Enterprise Research Academy, established in 2001, encompasses an international network of academics, researchers and other family business key-stakeholders, dedicated to the advancement of family business research.
IFERA is credited with organizing the largest and most international family business conferences for researchers and scholars, representing all phases of the academic ladder. More specifically, IFERA has organized national and international conferences and research development workshops. Our core principles are:


To be the best forum for family business researchers all over the world.


To advance and enrich the conversation about research in family business.


To enhance our reach to scholars from a variety of related disciplines.


To engage and inform management practice with a view to create sustainable family enterprises.