Family Owned Business Institute

Out of 19 teams from 10 different countries, GVSU wins the award as the Most Creative and Innovative Team.   
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What is the Global Family Enterprise Case Competition?

The Family Owned Business Institute's mission is to champion and serve family owned businesses through education and research.

Help us learn more about your Family Owned Business!

Take a few minutes to complete this survey of FOBs in West Michigan.


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 What's New at FOBI?

FOBI Has a New Director.

Dr. Joseph Horak's biography.



 What does it Mean?   Family Business Research Explained.   

 One of the top family business researchers in the world today is Dr. Mattias Nordqvist.  He is the Hamrin  International Professor of Family Business and the Director of Center for Family Enterprise and  Ownership at Jönköping University in Sweden. In this Family Business Magazine article FOBI Director Dr.  Joe Horak unpacks one of his recent research findings explaining what it means for family business leaders.

 Read a Recent Interview with Dr. Nordqvist.


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