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Overview

SMU established BFI @ SMU to be Southeast Asia’s pioneer regional business family-centric institute focused on addressing the needs of business families in the region.  BFI @ SMU serves as an EDUCATIONAL, ENGAGEMENT and RESEARCH platform to bring business families together, drawing on the university’s experience to offer insights on issues such as business succession and family ownership.  

 

Our Values

We believe in facilitating BUSINESS FAMILIES to… THINK GENERATIONSTHINK GROWTH. THINK GIVING. and THINK GLOBAL.

 

Our Vision

To be a knowledge leader in business family research and education in the areas of family, ownership, business and governance that facilitates FOUNDING FAMILIES AS THOUGHT LEADERS helping business families in Asia to develop, harness and leverage their FAMILY and FINANCIAL CAPITAL across generations.

 

Our Mission

Engage and enable business family members to be active, committed and involved STEWARDS and STAKEHOLDERS through LEARNING and EDUCATION.

 

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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Last updated on 19 Apr 2017 .