Overview

In response to the growing needs for Asian-centric family business research and education, the Singapore Management University (SMU) established the Business Families Institute (BFI) in August 2012 to help business families build sustainable, impactful enterprises across generations.  

Through SMU’s core competence as a thought leader, BFI aims to strengthen the ecosystem of entrepreneurial business families and stakeholders in their creation of sustainable impact by addressing business family-specific issues such as succession, family governance, entrepreneurship and wealth management. The Institute also encourages business families to Think Generations, Think Growth, Think Giving and Think Global.
 

Our Vision

To be a knowledge leader in Asian-centric family business research and education, and help business families build sustainable, impactful enterprises across generations. 
 

Our Mission

To strengthen the ecosystem of entrepreneurial business families and stakeholders in their creation of sustainable impact through SMU’s core competence as a thought leader.

 

Podcasts

Asian Business Families Succession & Governance

In this podcast, Professor Annie Koh, who is also SMU’s Vice President for Office of Business Development and Academic Director of Business Families Institute, shares her insights into Asian Business Families succession and governance, highlighting two recent surveys published by BFI in partnership with Deloitte Southeast Asia.

Building Sustainable Family Businesses

In this podcast, Prof Koh shares her insights and knowledge about family businesses, the opportunities and challenges facing family businesses in Asia, and the factors that contribute to their success in the long-run.

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