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The Center for Family Enterprises

John Ward
Lloyd E. Shefsky
John L. Ward
Clinical Professor of
Family Enterprises
Co-Director for the
Center for Family Enterprises
Lloyd E. Shefsky
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship
Founder & Co-Director for the Center for Family Enterprises
Ivan Lansberg
Ivan Lansberg
Lecturer and Academic
Co-Director for the
Center for Family Enterprises
Executive Programs

The Kellogg School's Center for Family Enterprises is co-directed by professors Lloyd Shefsky and John Ward. Established in 1999, the Center's focus is on teaching, research and case writing about family business strategy, family business governance, family business succession, entrepreneurship in the family business, family foundations, family offices and family business culture. We welcome inquiries from all who are interested in enterprising families and are especially eager for Kellogg School alumni to contact us.

Our Mission

  • To build a family business "community" among Kellogg School students, faculty and alumni
  • To develop a global network of successful business families who can learn from each other and connect with each other through the Kellogg School and our partner executive programs and conferences
  • To contribute to the body of knowledge through cases, writing, research and presentations
  • To provide leadership to the field of family business

Recent Kellogg News

All in the Family: Grantmaking of family and non-family foundations differ in predictable ways (based on the research of Razvan Lungeanu and John L. Ward)

Kellogg Family Enterprise Leadership Award

Economic Times (India): Indian family-owned businesses have shorter term vision as against their global counterparts: John L Ward, Kellogg School of management

For Kellogg Alums from Family Businesses:

Kellogg Alum Family Business Interest Survey

Family Enterprises Kellogg Alumni Network

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