Research Summary

Globalization and the Family Business



As business becomes more global and competitive, many family companies are extending their operations through various means to remain competitive in their industries. Professor Davis is teaming with Professor Jon Martinez of Universidad de los Andes and Florence Tsai of Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise to study how family businesses are adjusting to these competitive pressures and the impact this process is having on business-owning families, and how these families are adjusting to these realities. They have surveyed over 5,000 companies in twelve countries and are producing several case studies, a book, and articles on this important topic.