EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL, France
EDHEC Business School was founded in 1906 by a group of entrepreneurs from northern France who were looking for a response to their training needs in international commerce. EDHEC is a private school and has operated as a non-profit entity since 1958. A century later, EDHEC is recognized as one of the best business schools in Europe: ranked in the Financial Times’ Top 15 European Business Schools at the 14th place and at the 3rd place among French business schools, and in The Economist’s European Top 10 for its Full Time MBA. Its programme in Finance is also ranked 5th by the Financial Times in its worldwide ranking of Masters of Sciences in Finance (3-year average).
The excellence of EDHEC Business School has also been recognized through its triple accreditation: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The school has 6500 students enrolled in academic programmes, with more than 30 000 alumni in 120 countries, with more than 20 research centres, chairs and institutes, and more than 300 international partner universities.
EDHEC has primarily five Centres of Excellence that concentrate academic community expertise: EDHEC-Risk Institute, Legal Edhec, Economics, Financial Analysis & Accounting and the Family Business Centre. The EDHEC Family Business Centre is a reflection of the EDHEC Business School strong, historical links with family businesses. Its mission is supporting the long-term entrepreneurial model of family businesses by inspiring the family business communities through research and education on both the business and socio-emotional dimensions crucial towards sustainability. As such, the main research interests deal with emotional dynamics management, governance and performance, entrepreneurship, succession, financial decisions and social commitment.
As such, the Family Business Centre benefits from transdisciplinary collaborations with the other EDHEC Research Centres with publications are at the intersection of law, economics, finance, organizational behavior and entrepreneurial family business topics. It provides educational programs on family business on the BBA, Master and Executive Education levels that are driven by research. It also organizes events that disseminate research towards practical implications by bringing along academics, practitioners, family business members and policy makers to share about specific topics on entrepreneurial and family businesses.