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Family Business Unit

"To be the leading Family Business Unit in Africa through academic excellence, practical relevance, and the development and dissemination of knowledge and expertise in the field of family businesses"

In striving to achieve this mission, the Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit undertakes to:

  • Become the driver and leader of family business research, consultation and training in Africa;
  • Value diversity and recognise differences in abilities, beliefs, cultures, education, gender, and professions;
  • Build partnerships and business affiliations that contribute to the core purposes of the Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit;
  • Create a plateform to share knowledge and best practices with family businesses;
  • Assist family business leaders and/or managers all over Africa to grow and to prosper by offering executive programmes, workshops, short courses, high-quality research, and consulting;
  • Be at the forefront, both nationally and internationally, in producing high-quality research outputs that are published in the top academic journals of the world;
  • Gain recognition for the field of family-business research as an independent field of study, in the corporate sector, government, and academia.