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We are proud to announce that we have received the FFI 2020 International Award! If you want to know more about our mission and community listen to this podcast by our Acedmic Director, Andrea Calabrò.

-Dr. Jim Davis
Buehler Endowed Professor of Maanagement, Marketing and Strategy Department Head, and Executive Director of the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center

Who are we?

STEP PROJECT Global Consortium is an initiative launched to explore entrepreneurship practices within the family businesses. Our global leaders from leading academic institutions and business families are engaged in research, teaching, and practice-oriented activities to generate solutions that have immediate application for family leaders.
With an aim to generate cutting edge research, we offer best-practice solutions to sustain entrepreneurial families across generations.

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Leaders

“The overall aim of STEP Project is to understand if there is any secret formula for family businesses to be able to survive across generations.”

Dr. Andrea Calabrò

Academic Director at STEP Project,
Full Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship at IPAG Business School

“The global network of scholars, the unique data, the knowledge and the outreach to business families that STEP Project has provided have been incredible opportunities for personal and professional growth, that has only increased over time.”

- Dr. Ana Gonzalez

Director, Family Owned Business Institute Assistant Professor, Management Department Seidman College of Business Grand Valley State University

Latest from STEP

We are proud to announce that we have received the FFI 2020 International Award! If you want to know more about our mission and community listen to this podcast by our Acedmic Director, Andrea Calabrò.

Who are we?

STEP PROJECT Global Consortium is an initiative launched to explore entrepreneurship practices within the family businesses. Our global leaders from leading academic institutions and business families are engaged in research, teaching, and practice-oriented activities to generate solutions that have immediate application for family leaders.
With an aim to generate cutting edge research, we offer best-practice solutions to sustain entrepreneurial families across generations.

-Dr. Jim Davis
Buehler Endowed Professor of Management, Marketing & Strategy Department Head, & Executive Director of the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center

Our Leaders

"The overall aim of STEP Project is to understand if there is any secret formula for family businesses to be able to survive across generations."
Dr. Andrea Calabro
Academic Director at STEP Project, Full Professor of Family Business & Entrepreneurship at IPAG Business School
"The global network of scholars, the unique data, the knowledge and the outreach to business families that STEP Project has provided have been incredible opportunities for personal & professional growth, that has only increased over time."
Dr. Ana Gonzalez
Director, Family Owned Business Institute Assistant Professor, Management Department Seidman College of Business Grand Valley State University

STEP Survey 2019

Millennial CEOs are ready to take over according to the newly released STEP 2019 Global Family Business Survey.

More than half of global family CEOs do not have a formal retirement plan and 70% of global family businesses do not have a formal succession plan, according to the 2019 STEP Global Family Business Survey, The impact of changing demographics on family business succession planning and governance. However, the report finds that Millennial CEOs are ready to take over.

Millennial CEOs are ready to take over

More than half of global family CEOs do not have a formal retirement plan and 70% of global family businesses do not have a formal succession plan, according to the 2019 STEP Global Family Business Survey, The impact of changing demographics on family business succession planning and governance. However, the report finds that Millennial CEOs are ready to take over.

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STEP is a worldwide leading association, which embraces academic institutions to do applied-based research on business families. Academic institutions, professionals, researchers, and educators join STEP to engage in a multidisciplinary and context-sensitive approach to better understand family firms and their business families.

Join the most prestigious academic institutions around the world

STEP is a worldwide leading association, which embraces academic institutions to do applied-based research on business families. Academic institutions, professionals, researchers, and educators join STEP to engage in a multidisciplinary and context-sensitive approach to better understand family firms and their business families.

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