The Australian Centre for Family Business (ACFB) was founded in 1994 by Professor Ken Moores with assistance and input from a coterie of like-minded leaders from Australia’s family business community to enhance the prospects for profitable continuity of family businesses for the benefit of family members, shareholders and non-family staff.
Consistent with Bond University’s mission of being Australian in character and international in perspective, the ACFB has been proud to have as our Foundation Patron noted American family business authority Dr Leon Danco. Danco has been widely credited with recognising privately held business as a phenomenally major force in all societies and with developing a theory about the life cycle of family businesses and how they behave.
The mission of the Australian Centre for Family Business is to:
- Contribute to the economic and social development of Australia by enhancing the prospects for profitable continuity of Australian family businesses
- Be globally recognised as leaders in family business research and pedagogy.
The primary function of the ACFB is to conduct quantitative and qualitative research studies that concentrate on the short- and long-term concerns of the family business community to ensure relevance to contemporary national needs.
The ACFB’s secondary function is to facilitate the dissemination of the results of ACFB research to:
- The academic community via academic journal publications and conferences
- Consultants and advisors to family businesses through presentations and workshops
- The family business community through:
- Classroom instruction to Bond University family business undergraduate students
- Executive education, specifically, the Bond Executive MBA in family business and Graduate Certificate in Family Business
- Involvement with family business networks, specifically Family Business Australia
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