Welcome to the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise!
“The University of Alberta’s Centre for Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise is a global leader in the study of family firms. The Centre does more combined teaching and research on the subject than any university I know.” John Ward, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
The Centre for Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise (CEFE) is a globally-recognized research centre dedicated to understanding the particular conditions of family firms. CEFE has put family business on the map as an important scholarly field by engaging leading researchers, contributing to and editing key publications in family business, and hosting the internationally-recognized Theories of Family Enterprise Conference each year.
As a leader in family enterprise curriculum development, CEFE and the Alberta School of Business offer degree programs in Entrepreneurship and Family Business to undergraduate, MBA and PhD students, including a Study Tour that exposes students to the important role family business and entrepreneurship play in different corporate governance systems throughout the world.
March 05 2013
Prof. Jaskiewicz is featured in CampdenFB – an international magazine covering large family-controlled businesses.
February 20 2013
Thank you [CEFE] again for your generosity, and for supporting students like myself in a small, but burgeoning area of business study.
December 12 2012
With longer life expectancies and the “active aging” of the baby boom generation, one of the challenges enterprise families may face is a delayed transition of leadership, says Lloyd Steier, a professor of entrepreneurship and family enterprise and director of the Alberta Business Family Institute at the University of Alberta.
July 06 2012
Entrepreneurs often struggle over whether they should hire family members, says Peter Jaskiewicz, who, as an assistant professor in strategic management and organization at the University of Alberta’s Alberta School of Business, teaches a course on advising family enterprise.