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.
STEP Project Global Consortium is committed to collaboratively research transgenerational entrepreneurship in order to produce highly relevant, applied research which makes a tangible difference to the business families and their stakeholders around the world.
To be a leading global family business research project with an international research reputation towards producing insights that are of relevance to researchers, family business, stakeholders and the practice community at large.
Dr. Ana Gonzalez
Director, Family Owned Business Institute Assistant Professor, Management Department Seidman College of Business Grand Valley State University
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.”
“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.”
The STEP Project Global Consortium was founded in 2005 by Babson College (USA), ESADE (Spain), HEC (France), Jönköping International Business School (Sweden), Bocconi University (Italy), University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), and University of Witten/Herdecke (Germany).
After 15 years the STEP Project Global Consortium becomes an independent organization.
STEP Project aims to be a leading context-sensitive applied research initiative, that explores business families across generations and develops solutions that have immediate application for business leaders.
Reach out to us:
Arpita Vyas (Project Manager)
Andrea Calabro (Academic Director)
Rodrigo Basco (Global Board Chair)