2022 - Taming the Tensions of the Leadership Transition: Hazards Ahead
This event is brought to you in partnership with the Family-Owned Business Institute of Grand Valley State University.
About the Event:
Family enterprise is an organization that is built on paradoxes, including tradition verse change, family liquidity verse growth, and family values vs. business values. Not properly identified and managed, these tensions may inhibit growth, foster instability, and limit performance and entrepreneurial behavior.
Designed for the multigenerational family businesses, this quarterly event will explore how these paradoxes can impact the leadership transition. The leadership axis includes joining the business, learning the business, leading the business, and passing the baton. This event is designed to help you identify the hazards ahead and explore the best practices to create a successful transition.
About the Speaker:
Eric Clinton, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at DCU Business School and Director of the DCU National Centre for Family Business.
Eric received his Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School UCD Ireland. His research interests, published in leading international journals, are primarily concerned with strategic entrepreneurial practices in multigenerational family firms. Demonstrating the practical relevance of his research Eric has presented to family businesses in many countries including the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, China, and the USA. Eric is a Board Member of the Global STEP Project. Eric teaches in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. His commitment to teaching excellence was rewarded in his receipt of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015) and the winner of the prestigious international Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards in Jyväskylä, Finland (2016). In 2021, Eric was awarded the Scholar In Residence Award by the Family Owned Business Institute, Grand Valley State University.