Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG)

Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG) is Australia’s leading university-based group furthering family enterprise research, education, and engagement worldwide.

Through FBERG’s initiatives, the Adelaide Business School has been recognised as one of the top 25 global business schools for family business education and research.

FBERG’s mission is to advance the growth and performance of the family business field through its education programs developed in partnership with industry and its relevant thought-leading research.

FBERG's vision is for the University of Adelaide to be known as Australia’s leading university in furthering family enterprise research, education, and engagement worldwide.

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Key contact

Dr. Chris Graves

  • Research

    Industry and partner based research

    The University of Adelaide’s FBERG are Australia’s representative for the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project, based at Babson College in the USA. The STEP project global applied research initiative that explores the entrepreneurial process within business families and generates solutions that have immediate application for family leaders.

    The FBERG team have been conducting relevant industry-based research, such as the Australian ‘National Family Business Survey’ in conjunction with Family Business Australia and KPMG since 2011, and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners ‘Wealth and Estate Planning Survey’.

    In addition to this, the FBERG team publish scholarly research in leading international journals on a variety of family business issues, such as strategy, governance, next-gen development, succession, transgenerational entrepreneurship, family business branding, and performance.

  • Lead researchers