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Since 2010, the Singapore Management University (SMU) had recognised the emergence of Asian business families and discerned that they require specifically contextualised thought leadership and applied knowledge. In response to the growing needs of business families in Asia, SMU established the Business Families Institute (BFI) in August 2012 under the leadership of the Founding Academic Director, Professor Emeritus Annie Koh.

BFI@SMU collaborates with various partners, academic or practice, to be a leader in Asian business family-related knowledge. The Institute also encourages business families to Think Generations, Think Growth, Think Giving and Think Global. In doing so, BFI@SMU addresses business family-specific issues such as succession, family governance, entrepreneurship and wealth management. The mission of BFI@SMU is to enable business family members to be engaged and responsible stewards of their families, businesses and communities, through education, research and ecosystem support.

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Needy families get supermarket vouchers

16 Aug 2021

Commenting on the OCBC Bank’s initiative which helped 1000 families to tide through a difficult period, Kenneth Goh, SMU Assistant Professor of Strategic Management (Education) and Interim Academic…

SMEs adapt their giving-back activities as businesses scale back

19 Jul 2021

Kenneth Goh, SMU Assistant Professor of Strategic Management (Education) and Interim Academic Director of the SMU Business Families Institute, V3 Group Fellow in Family Entrepreneurship echoed the…

For the love of food

13 Jul 2021

SMU’s Business Families Institute (BFI) was established in response to the growing needs of business families in Asia. This column profiles business families and how they approach issues of…

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