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The chair has joined two international networks: STEP Project Global Consortium (SPGC) and EuFBC. Audencia affirms its involvement and expertise in family entrepreneurship research both in France and at the European and global level.

STEP Project Global Consortium

STEP Project Global Consortium (SPGC) is an international research project aimed at promoting the transmission of entrepreneurial values and behaviors in family businesses and entrepreneurial families. The project brings together several international academic institutions, including Dublin City University (DCU - Ireland), Waseda University (Japan), Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), Babson College, Bangkok University, Audencia...

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Audencia, French pilot of the STEP network

The entry of Audencia's Family Entrepreneurship & Society chair into the privileged circle of STEP members is a strong signal that shows recognition of our expertise and commitment to family entrepreneurship. Since 2013, this commitment has taken concrete form in the creation and development of educational programs dedicated to the future leaders of family businesses, to the growth of family businesses, and in the development of research projects useful to businesses. The Chair is thus strengthening its positioning in family entrepreneurship at the national and international level.

History of the STEP network

Founded in 2005 by Babson College in collaboration with six European universities, the STEP project is a global applied research initiative that explores the entrepreneurial process within family businesses and generates solutions that have immediate application for business leaders.

After 15 years, the STEP project's global consortium becomes an independent organization. Academics and family businesses from around the world have joined as partners in the STEP project to explore intergenerational practices in entrepreneurship.

Family businesses are the world's leading form of business organization, playing a leading role in creating social and economic value for communities and countries. Their ability to pass on the entrepreneurial spirit from generation to generation is crucial to their longevity and growth. The exchange of practices is at the heart of the project.


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EuFBC is a series of webinars jointly initiated by 21 European research centers in the field of family business. 
The aim is to create opportunities for discussion, collaboration and exchange between leading researchers in this field and to structure a strong European network for family business research.