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.
We believe in facilitating BUSINESS FAMILIES to… THINK GENERATIONS. THINK GROWTH. THINK GIVING. and THINK GLOBAL.
To be a knowledge leader in family business research and education, and help Asian business families build sustainability across generations.
To enable business family members to be engaged and responsible stewards of their families, businesses and communities. This is done through education, research and ecosystem support.
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.
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.